Foundation Diploma In Natural Health

Course Structure
The Foundation Diploma consists of 10 modules:
Anatomy & Physiology I
Nutrition I
Nutrition II
Nutrition III
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Biochemistry III
Biology (Cell Biology)
Introduction to Psychology
Counselling Skills I


Expanded Course Outlines:

MODULE 1

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This subject must be undertaken before any of the other modules. The subject provides a solid foundation for the rest of your studies. It contains 6 lessons as outlined below:

Cells & Tissues - Explains the human body at a microscopic level, including the structure and function of cells, tissues and membranes.
The Skeleton - Examines features of the human skeletal system.
The Muscular System - Describes the human muscular system, in terms of structure and basic function.
The Nervous System Looks at the human nervous system, in terms of structure and basic functions.
Digestion & Excretion - Explains different physiological systems of digestion and excretion in the body.
Physiological Systems Focuses on the different physiological systems of the body.
MODULE 2

Nutrition I

There are nine lessons in this course as follows:

Introduction to Nutrition - Explain the role of different food types in human health
The Digestive System - Understand and explain the anatomy of digestion
Absorption & Enzymes - To understand and explain the physiology of digestive processes
Energy Value and Foods - Understanding the science of nutrition
Carbohydrates and Fats - Recommend appropriate carbohydrate intake and recommend appropriate fat intake for a specific person
Proteins - Recommend appropriate protein intake
Vitamins and Minerals - Recommend appropriate intake of vitamins and minerals
Water - Recommend appropriate water intake in different situations
Nutrient Disorders - Recognise symptoms of the major nutrient disorders
MODULE 3

Nutrition II

There are 8 lessons in this course as follows:

Cooking and its Effect on Nutrition - Determine the appropriate food preparation for different foods, in relation to its value for human health
Food Processing and its Effect on Nutrition - Explain the characteristics of food processing techniques and their implications for human health
Recommended Daily Intake of Nutrients - Understand the minimum and maximum safe intake for macronutrients, vitamins and minerals
Vitamins - Manage dietary intake of more significant vitamins including fat soluble, B and C complex vitamins for good health
Minerals - Manage dietary requirements of significant minerals including calcium & iron for good health
Planning a Balanced Diet - Plan in detail, an appropriate seven day diet plan, for an "average" adult
Assessing Nutritional Status & Needs - Determine dietary needs of different individuals and subpopulations
Diet Planning for Special Needs - Plan diets for specific needs for people at different stages of life
MODULE 4

Nutrition III

There are eight lessons in this course as follows:


Nutrient Imbalance and Disease - Explain different food related health problems
Dental Problems - Manage diet to optimise dental health
Fibre and Bowel Diseases - Understand the role of dietary fibre in the diet and how it relates to bowel diseases
Different Ways of Eating - Determine the effect which different physical methods of food intake, can have upon health, including the time and order of eating, and chewing
Food Toxicity: Sensitivity - Manage food sensitivity problems
Food Toxicity: Toxicity - Implement procedures to know and avoid food poisoning
Detoxification/Body Cleansing - Understand detoxification; methods, purpose and efficacy
Consulting/Giving Advice - Recommend a nutritional program to a client in a proper and responsible manner
MODULE 5

Biochemistry I

There are ten lessons in this course as follows:

Introduction to biochemistry - Identify characteristics of common chemical compounds important in animal and human biochemistry
Lipids and proteins - Explain the characteristics of major biochemical groups including carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
Enzymes and hormones - Explain the characteristics of chemicals which control biological processes in animals and humans, including enzymes and hormones
Nucleic acids - Explain the role of nucleic acids in the biology of animals and humans
Thermo-regulation - Explain the role of thermo-regulation in animals and humans
Carbohydrate metabolism - Explain the role of carbohydrate metabolism in animals and humans
Absorption - Explain processes of digestion & absorption in animals and humans
Acidity and alkalinity - Identify the characteristics of acidity and alkalinity in relation to animals and humans
Chemical analysis - Develop simple chemical analysis skills relevant to testing animals and humans
Biochemical applications - Identify applications and uses for biochemical processes and products
MODULE 6

Biochemistry II

There are nine lessons in this course as follows:

Introduction to Biochemical Molecules - Explain the principles and practice of biochemistry. Explain the characteristics of biochemical molecules and distinguish between different groups of biochemical molecules
Amino Acids - Explain the structural characteristics and other properties that differentiate amino acids
Structure of Proteins - Explain the structure of proteins
Protein Dynamics - To describe common protein dynamics including folding, structural evolution and haemoglobin function
Sugars and Polysaccharides - Describe the structure and dynamics of different types of saccharides and polysaccharides
Lipids (Fats) and Membranes - To explain the composition and structure of both lipids and membranes
Enzymes, Vitamins and Hormones - To describe the structure and dynamics of different types of enzymes, vitamins and hormones
DNA and RNA - To describe the structure and function of different types of nucleic acids including DNA and RNA
Laboratory Techniques - To become familiar with some of the basic laboratory techniques used in biochemistry and to appreciate the importance of safety in the laboratory
MODULE 7

Biochemistry III

There are ten lessons in this course as follows:

Introduction - Explain the interaction between the various biochemical processes within the animal cell
Glycolysis and Glycogen Metabolism - Explain the processes of glycolysis and glycogen metabolism
Movement through Membranes - Understand the transport mechanism of bio-chemicals through animal membranes
Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation - Explain the processes of electron transfer and oxidative phosphorylation, and their importance to energy regulation in animals
Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism - Explain the metabolism of carbohydrates
Lipid Metabolism - Explain the metabolism of lipids
Amino Acid Metabolism - Explain the metabolism of amino acids
Nucleotide Metabolism - Explain biochemical nucleotide metabolism
Enzyme Activity - Explain enzyme reactions and catalysis in biochemistry
Other Processes - Explain other biochemical processes including biochemical communication through hormones and neurotransmission


MODULE 8

Cell Biology

There are ten lessons in this course as follows:

Introduction to Cells - Review basic cell structure and discuss the scope and nature of cell biology
Chemical Composition - Describe the chemical components and processes of cells
Chemical Processes - Describe the storage of genetic information within cells and how this information is passed on to the next generation
Genetic Information - Describe key concepts in molecular biology
Membranes - Discuss membrane structure and transport across cell membranes
Nucleus - Discuss protein structure and function
Protein Structure and Function in the Cell - Describe and discuss protein synthesis
Bioenergetics - Describe the significant processes involved in transfer and storage of energy in a cell
Cell Signaling/Communication - Describe the significant processes that occur in cell communication and intracellular transport
The Cell Cycle and Tissue Formation - Describe the life cycle of cells and how they combine to create different types of tissues
MODULE 9

Introduction to Psychology

There are seven lesson in this course as follows:

The nature and scope of Psychology - Define psychology and explain basic theoretical approaches
Neurological basis of behaviour - Explain characteristics of the neurological basis of behaviour
Environmental effects on behaviour - Identify different kinds of environmental influences on learned behaviour
Consciousness and perception - Explain the differences between consciousness and perception
Personality - Explain the effect of personality on behaviour
Psychological development - Explain psychological development
Needs, drives and motivation - To understand and be able to apply different techniques to motivate people
MODULE 10

Counselling Skills I

This course has eight lessons as follows:

Learning Specific Skills - To be aware of various methods of learning, and identify essential micro-skills
Listening and Bonding - To introduce the student to the skills of commencing the counselling process, helping their client to unwind, and making use of the skills of listening and bonding
Reflection - To convey to the counsellor an understanding of the notion of reflection of content, feeling, and both content and feeling, and its appropriateness to the counselling process
Questioning - To introduce the student to different questioning techniques and their usefulness in the counselling process
Interview Techniques - To describe and provide understanding of various micro-skills including: summarising, confrontation and reframing
Changing Beliefs and Normalising - To understand the negative impact of self-destructive beliefs and to appreciate the value of normalising in the counselling process
Finding Solutions - To enable the student to understand how a client can make choices, overcome psychological blocks and facilitate actions
Ending the Counselling - To familiarize the student with effective ways to close the counselling session, arranging further meetings and overcoming dependency

Course Structure
The Foundation Diploma consists of 10 modules:
Anatomy & Physiology I
Nutrition I
Nutrition II
Nutrition III
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Biochemistry III
Biology (Cell Biology)
Introduction to Psychology
Counselling Skills I


Expanded Course Outlines:

MODULE 1

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

This subject must be undertaken before any of the other modules. The subject provides a solid foundation for the rest of your studies. It contains 6 lessons as outlined below:

Cells & Tissues - Explains the human body at a microscopic level, including the structure and function of cells, tissues and membranes.
The Skeleton - Examines features of the human skeletal system.
The Muscular System - Describes the human muscular system, in terms of structure and basic function.
The Nervous System Looks at the human nervous system, in terms of structure and basic functions.
Digestion & Excretion - Explains different physiological systems of digestion and excretion in the body.
Physiological Systems Focuses on the different physiological systems of the body.
MODULE 2

Nutrition I

There are nine lessons in this course as follows:

Introduction to Nutrition - Explain the role of different food types in human health
The Digestive System - Understand and explain the anatomy of digestion
Absorption & Enzymes - To understand and explain the physiology of digestive processes
Energy Value and Foods - Understanding the science of nutrition
Carbohydrates and Fats - Recommend appropriate carbohydrate intake and recommend appropriate fat intake for a specific person
Proteins - Recommend appropriate protein intake
Vitamins and Minerals - Recommend appropriate intake of vitamins and minerals
Water - Recommend appropriate water intake in different situations
Nutrient Disorders - Recognise symptoms of the major nutrient disorders
MODULE 3

Nutrition II

There are 8 lessons in this course as follows:

Cooking and its Effect on Nutrition - Determine the appropriate food preparation for different foods, in relation to its value for human health
Food Processing and its Effect on Nutrition - Explain the characteristics of food processing techniques and their implications for human health
Recommended Daily Intake of Nutrients - Understand the minimum and maximum safe intake for macronutrients, vitamins and minerals
Vitamins - Manage dietary intake of more significant vitamins including fat soluble, B and C complex vitamins for good health
Minerals - Manage dietary requirements of significant minerals including calcium & iron for good health
Planning a Balanced Diet - Plan in detail, an appropriate seven day diet plan, for an "average" adult
Assessing Nutritional Status & Needs - Determine dietary needs of different individuals and subpopulations
Diet Planning for Special Needs - Plan diets for specific needs for people at different stages of life
MODULE 4

Nutrition III

There are eight lessons in this course as follows:


Nutrient Imbalance and Disease - Explain different food related health problems
Dental Problems - Manage diet to optimise dental health
Fibre and Bowel Diseases - Understand the role of dietary fibre in the diet and how it relates to bowel diseases
Different Ways of Eating - Determine the effect which different physical methods of food intake, can have upon health, including the time and order of eating, and chewing
Food Toxicity: Sensitivity - Manage food sensitivity problems
Food Toxicity: Toxicity - Implement procedures to know and avoid food poisoning
Detoxification/Body Cleansing - Understand detoxification; methods, purpose and efficacy
Consulting/Giving Advice - Recommend a nutritional program to a client in a proper and responsible manner
MODULE 5

Biochemistry I

There are ten lessons in this course as follows:

Introduction to biochemistry - Identify characteristics of common chemical compounds important in animal and human biochemistry
Lipids and proteins - Explain the characteristics of major biochemical groups including carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
Enzymes and hormones - Explain the characteristics of chemicals which control biological processes in animals and humans, including enzymes and hormones
Nucleic acids - Explain the role of nucleic acids in the biology of animals and humans
Thermo-regulation - Explain the role of thermo-regulation in animals and humans
Carbohydrate metabolism - Explain the role of carbohydrate metabolism in animals and humans
Absorption - Explain processes of digestion & absorption in animals and humans
Acidity and alkalinity - Identify the characteristics of acidity and alkalinity in relation to animals and humans
Chemical analysis - Develop simple chemical analysis skills relevant to testing animals and humans
Biochemical applications - Identify applications and uses for biochemical processes and products
MODULE 6

Biochemistry II

There are nine lessons in this course as follows:

Introduction to Biochemical Molecules - Explain the principles and practice of biochemistry. Explain the characteristics of biochemical molecules and distinguish between different groups of biochemical molecules
Amino Acids - Explain the structural characteristics and other properties that differentiate amino acids
Structure of Proteins - Explain the structure of proteins
Protein Dynamics - To describe common protein dynamics including folding, structural evolution and haemoglobin function
Sugars and Polysaccharides - Describe the structure and dynamics of different types of saccharides and polysaccharides
Lipids (Fats) and Membranes - To explain the composition and structure of both lipids and membranes
Enzymes, Vitamins and Hormones - To describe the structure and dynamics of different types of enzymes, vitamins and hormones
DNA and RNA - To describe the structure and function of different types of nucleic acids including DNA and RNA
Laboratory Techniques - To become familiar with some of the basic laboratory techniques used in biochemistry and to appreciate the importance of safety in the laboratory
MODULE 7

Biochemistry III

There are ten lessons in this course as follows:

Introduction - Explain the interaction between the various biochemical processes within the animal cell
Glycolysis and Glycogen Metabolism - Explain the processes of glycolysis and glycogen metabolism
Movement through Membranes - Understand the transport mechanism of bio-chemicals through animal membranes
Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation - Explain the processes of electron transfer and oxidative phosphorylation, and their importance to energy regulation in animals
Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism - Explain the metabolism of carbohydrates
Lipid Metabolism - Explain the metabolism of lipids
Amino Acid Metabolism - Explain the metabolism of amino acids
Nucleotide Metabolism - Explain biochemical nucleotide metabolism
Enzyme Activity - Explain enzyme reactions and catalysis in biochemistry
Other Processes - Explain other biochemical processes including biochemical communication through hormones and neurotransmission


MODULE 8

Cell Biology

There are ten lessons in this course as follows:

Introduction to Cells - Review basic cell structure and discuss the scope and nature of cell biology
Chemical Composition - Describe the chemical components and processes of cells
Chemical Processes - Describe the storage of genetic information within cells and how this information is passed on to the next generation
Genetic Information - Describe key concepts in molecular biology
Membranes - Discuss membrane structure and transport across cell membranes
Nucleus - Discuss protein structure and function
Protein Structure and Function in the Cell - Describe and discuss protein synthesis
Bioenergetics - Describe the significant processes involved in transfer and storage of energy in a cell
Cell Signaling/Communication - Describe the significant processes that occur in cell communication and intracellular transport
The Cell Cycle and Tissue Formation - Describe the life cycle of cells and how they combine to create different types of tissues
MODULE 9

Introduction to Psychology

There are seven lesson in this course as follows:

The nature and scope of Psychology - Define psychology and explain basic theoretical approaches
Neurological basis of behaviour - Explain characteristics of the neurological basis of behaviour
Environmental effects on behaviour - Identify different kinds of environmental influences on learned behaviour
Consciousness and perception - Explain the differences between consciousness and perception
Personality - Explain the effect of personality on behaviour
Psychological development - Explain psychological development
Needs, drives and motivation - To understand and be able to apply different techniques to motivate people
MODULE 10

Counselling Skills I

This course has eight lessons as follows:

Learning Specific Skills - To be aware of various methods of learning, and identify essential micro-skills
Listening and Bonding - To introduce the student to the skills of commencing the counselling process, helping their client to unwind, and making use of the skills of listening and bonding
Reflection - To convey to the counsellor an understanding of the notion of reflection of content, feeling, and both content and feeling, and its appropriateness to the counselling process
Questioning - To introduce the student to different questioning techniques and their usefulness in the counselling process
Interview Techniques - To describe and provide understanding of various micro-skills including: summarising, confrontation and reframing
Changing Beliefs and Normalising - To understand the negative impact of self-destructive beliefs and to appreciate the value of normalising in the counselling process
Finding Solutions - To enable the student to understand how a client can make choices, overcome psychological blocks and facilitate actions
Ending the Counselling - To familiarize the student with effective ways to close the counselling session, arranging further meetings and overcoming dependency

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