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Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine

Graduate Certificate

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    GradCertLifestyleMed

  • Course code

    1008441

  • Credit points

    48

  • Equivalent units

    4

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

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. 

Course Learning Outcome

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.

GA2: Creativity

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.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Term 1 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine provides a pathway to Fellowship with the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM).

Requirements

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.

Course requirements

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).

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

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).

Course structure

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

HLTH5006 Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine I: Foundations
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1
N/A
HLTH5007 Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine 2: Clinical Processes
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2
N/A
Pre-requisites HLTH5006 - Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine I: Foundations
HLTH6003 Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine 3: Planning and Management
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisites HLTH5006 - Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine I: Foundations AND HLTH5007 - Principles & Practice of Lifestyle Medicine 2: Clinical Processes
Option Units

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

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
HLTH6004 Psychological & Environmental Influences on Health
HLTH6005 Self-management and Chronic Disease