Foundations of NEM



The ACNEM Foundations of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (NEM) course is the entry-point for GPs and other healthcare professionals wanting to learn about Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. The course consists of two modules. The first module can either be done face-to-face (over two days) or online. The second module is to be completed online and is equivalent to two days of training. On completion of both modules, the pre- and post-training activities and quiz, a Certificate of Completion is awarded. The course features presentations from highly experienced clinicians Dr Jim Parker, Dr Nicole Nelson and Dr Sandeep Gupta, and widely respected nutritionist Rachel Arthur.

About the course

  • Foundational training in clinical nutrition
  • An introduction to environmental medicine
  • Designed for GP’s, registrars, pharmacists, nurses and other graduate healthcare professionals
  • Content is delivered by experienced clinicians
  • Flexible learning - you choose how you study! Face-to-face or online
  • Ongoing support from highly experienced clinicians via online tutorials
  • Provides guidance for medical practitioners looking to integrate their NEM knowledge and skills into practice

What you will learn

  • How to use Nutritional and Environmental Medicine in Primary Care
  • The key nutritional, environmental and biochemical factors affecting health and disease
  • Practical tips including nutritional medicine interpretation of standard pathology with a focus on iron studies
  • Topics and biological systems covered include: gastrointestinal system, allergies, mental health, cardiometabolic health, children’s health, women’s health and environmental health
  • Clinical resources and tools including patient handouts, to aid integration into practice


“I found Module 1 very intriguing and that it has opened access to a new window of opportunities to correct my patients’ symptoms. I feel there is so much hope I can give to my patients now."

“Having completed study of the [Foundations] module, I can honestly say my understanding of nutritional and environmental medicine has been significantly enhanced, particularly with regards to nutritional biochemistry and the critical role of macro and micronutrients (which I feel was never well taught during medical school) and the microbiome."

Registration fees

Online Learning: $550 per module (or $1100 for both)

Face-to-face training: $1980 (see 2020 Training Dates)

Repeat $275 per module (or $550 for both)

Member and Student discounts apply