Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle MedicineGraduate Certificate
Lifestyle Medicine is an internationally recognised discipline that focuses on the prevention and reversal of chronic and lifestyle-related diseases through the modification of behavioural, social and environmental determinants.
The Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine is designed for health practitioners working in general medicine, allied health, nursing or other health disciplines who wish to develop foundational skills and knowledge in the field of lifestyle medicine. The course assists practitioners to prescribe lifestyle interventions and facilitate behaviour change in order to support the prevention and management of chronic disease and to improve patient outcomes.
The Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine is taught by leaders in the field and uses an evidence based approach to examine the principles and practices of lifestyle medicine, including determinants of health, clinical processes, models of care, and strategies and interventions for preventing and managing disease.
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GA1: Intellectual rigour
Apply an evidence-based clinical-decision making framework using appropriate evidence and critical thinking within contemporary lifestyle medicine practice.
Apply knowledge of the principles and methods of evidence-based practice to the practice of lifestyle medicine.
Critically and creatively evaluate and respond to actual and potential health problems impacting individuals, families and communities.
GA3: Ethical practice
Exhibit professional competencies, scopes of practice, codes of conduct, codes of ethics, laws and policies.
GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
Critically apply pertinent lifestyle medicine theories and frameworks in clinical and professional contexts.
Apply knowledge of local and global determinants of health, for different populations and settings.
GA5: Lifelong learning
Critically reflect on current skills, knowledge, attitudes and practices to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional learning.
GA6: Communication and social skills
Apply autonomy, accountability, adaptability and professional advocacy in lifestyle medicine across diverse teams and settings.
Demonstrate advanced verbal and written communication skills that drive appropriate patient and population outcomes in diverse settings.
GA7: Cultural competence
Advocate the socio-cultural preferences, needs and values of individuals and groups across diverse settings and within interdisciplinary teams.
Students will study three core units and one elective unit across the following areas: principles and practice of lifestyle medicine – foundations, clinical processes, planning and management; psychological and environmental influences on health; and self management and chronic disease.
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The Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine provides a pathway to Fellowship with the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM).
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine, students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points) comprising:
- 3 core units (36 credit points) and
- 1 option unit (12 credit points).
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
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Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award
|HLTH5006||Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine I: Foundations||
|HLTH5007||Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine 2: Clinical Processes||
|HLTH6003||Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine 3: Planning and Management||
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Notes|
|HLTH5006||Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine I: Foundations|
|HLTH5007||Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine 2: Clinical Processes|
|HLTH6003||Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine 3: Planning and Management|