Clinical Training at BCNH
The Functional Medicine Approach
BCNH Clinical Training is comprehensive, thorough and based on Functional Medicine, with a strong emphasis on a holistic, albeit evidence-based approach.
Functional Medicine training uses an evidence-based approach and assesses patients based on various signs and symptoms, functional and medical test results and in response to specific dietary interventions, lifestyle changes, and dietary supplements.
The Most Comprehensive Clinical Training on the Market
Our dedicated clinical practice year will ensure you have all the skills required to embark on a successful career in nutritional therapy (NT) immediately following your graduation.
Widespread dissemination of nutrition information on various websites, blogs and other media has resulted in an increasingly knowledgeable and demanding client-base.
Our clinical practice year will provide you with the opportunity to put your in-depth technical knowledge into practice, and give you the confidence to translate complex technical understanding into practical, achievable, client-focused recommendations, all within a safe, supervised, teaching environment.
In addition to clinical skills, you will be taught how to prepare a business plan, basic book-keeping and marketing skills.
You will be also taught how to communicate with the medical profession in order to establish a mutually rewarding relationship.
To complete clinical training and to ensure that clients receive appropriate and safe advice, all your written work is checked by Clinical Tutors and all live consultations take place under the careful supervision of a Clinical Supervisor.
You will also be able to learn clinical skills from your peers and clinical supervisors by observing other students’ live consultations from the comfort of your home (anywhere in the world).
You will be able to embark on your career with the confidence that comes from in-depth technical knowledge as well as thorough clinical training.
We Welcome Graduates from Other Colleges
Non-BCNH trained students who wish to join our clinical training year are required to successfully complete a Level 6 clinical module first. This will ensure that candidates have the technical knowledge and clinical skills required to successfully complete our comprehensive training.
On successful completion of the clinical practice year, graduates will be awarded a BCNH Certificate of Completion.
Completing our Clinical Training Year
To complete our clinical training year, you are required to complete a minimum of 15 real-life case study consultations in a clinical setting. All consultations are assessed by Clinical Tutors and Supervisors.
All students must write a minimum of three referral letters to a GP or other medical professionals. Each letter must be approved and signed off by the college first.
All students must produce a business plan – your business plan will be assessed by the expert lecturer, who will provide you with feedback for further consideration
By the time you qualify, you will be oozing with confidence and ready to practice and earn back your hard-earned money.
All students, including distance learners / online students, must attend 2 compulsory weekends of clinical training in London in the final year.
All client consultations, however, can be conducted via video-conferencing software, provided that the Student Practitioner and the client are in the same room and the environment resembles a clinical setting as much as possible.
A Clinical Supervisor will observe the consultation live and guide you as necessary.
BCNH Approach to Supplementation
At BCNH we treat supplements with respect.
We ensure that all supplement recommendations are within the Government recommendation limits; we have designed a BCNH Supplement Calculations Sheet showing key information such as the UK Recommended Nutrient Intake (RNI) & Safe Upper Limits (SUL), to ensure safe supplementation.
We also stress that supplements are not a substitute for healthy eating and must not replace any prescribed medications.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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