Training

dnalife Genetic Education

Genetic testing and nutrigenomics are the future of individualised healthcare and, although reliable genetic testing is now readily available for clinical use, genetics is still a relatively new clinical tool. Until recently, healthcare practitioners have been left to educate themselves in this exciting area of clinical science, by simply picking up information where they can. It is for this reason that dnalife offers structured learning programs and continued education support in the field of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics.

Having the scientific knowledge to translate DNA test results into practical nutritional and lifestyle solutions is essential for the responsible integration of DNA testing into healthcare practice. We therefore require certification before healthcare providers are able incorporate our genetic tests into their clinic. dnalife is dedicated to providing healthcare practitioners with training and education to allow for accurate and useful interpretation of genetic results.

dnalife Online Certification Course

Our nutrigenomic courses were developed to provide a global platform for the provision of progressive, cutting-edge, and credible nutrigenomics education for all health professionals. These courses are designed for health practitioners, educators and scientists; providing the training required to interpret a clients’ nutrigenetic results. Both courses were developed by Dr Yael Joffe, RD, PhD.  Yael Joffe is a registered dietician, Associate Professor at Rutgers University, and has been involved in several research collaborations with key academic partners around the world. She is also a lecturer for the Institute for Functional Medicine.

There are two course options; read the following information and decide which is most suited to you.

 

Foundational Nutrigenomics

The Foundations in Nutrigenomics™ course provides healthcare practitioner’s with the knowledge and skills to successfully integrate DNA testing into their clinical practice.   The introductory four-module course provides a review of relevant nutritional biochemistry and current nutrigenetic science, the use of commercial tests, and the interpretation of nutrigenetic results for patients. Each module includes recommended readings and resources, videos, a power point based lecture, and an online quiz

Find out more about the Foundations in Nutrigenomics™ course and how to get started, click here.

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Translational Nutrigenomics

The Translational Nutrigenomics course is an advanced course that teaches the ability to critically interpret evidence-based research and empower practitioners to be able to independently construct dietary recommendations based on nutrigenetic results, the underlying biochemistry and its nutrigenomic impact. The ten-module course is unique in that it integrates the three pillars of:

  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Nutrigenetics (genetic variation) and
  • Nutrigenomics (how nutrients impact gene expression).

Find out more about the Translational Nutrigenomics course and how to get started, click here.

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DECIDING BETWEEN THE TWO COURSES?

The Foundations in Nutrigenomics is exactly that  – foundational. It is an introductory course covering all the basics (and a bit more) to enable practitioners to confidently use nutrigenetic testing in their clinical practice. The focus is more on nutrigenetics than nutrigenomics, and the number of SNPs and the detail explored is less than in the advanced course. And of course, it can be completed in a significantly shorter time.

The Translational Nutrigenomcis course is an advanced course and can be compared to being taught at a Masters level. It explores in detail; nutritional biochemistry, nutrigenetics AND nutrigenomics. Whereas the Foundations course provides adequate training to be able to work with nutrigenetics tests, completing the Translational Nutrigenomic course provides the practitioner with sufficient knowledge to be regarded as a specialist practitioner in this field. It is possible to start with the Foundations course and upgrade to the Translational course, but if you are already looking to delve deeply into the nutrigenomic science, the Translational Course is the best choice.

dnalife Certification Workshops

The dnalife Certification workshops are held on a regular basis and, with our global footprint, dnalife gives practitioners opportunity anywhere in the world to attend the workshops. The dnalife certification workshops provide a comprehensive review of the four DNA profiles, as well as the inclusion and discussion of cases in each profile. Your highly experienced lecturer will discuss the biochemical pathways involved in each test, and highlight the genes that impact these pathways.

What will you learn?

After the workshop you should be equipped with the knowledge to use the 4 genetic profiles; dna health, dna diet, dna sport and dna oestrogen in practice.

Each gene in the different 4 profiles will be reviewed and healthcare practitioners will get insight to the relevant biochemistry and possible lifestyle interventions that may be required to optimize patient treatment and outcomes based on genotype.

 

To find out when and where the next dnalife certification workshop will be held, or to register, please click here.

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dnalife Continuing Education

For Registered Healthcare Practitioners

In addition to our certification courses, dnalife offers continuing education courses to support practitioners to keep up-to-date with the latest in clinically relevant news in the world of genetics in healthcare. Regularly run webinars are also available to healthcare practitioners to keep their knowledge up to date, and for those who are interested in getting a more in depth understanding of each test and its clinical utility. Please review our calendar for more information on these events. We currently run courses on concept and application of pairing functional and genetic testing. A powerful combination that provides deep clinical insight – This concept gives us a glimpse of the clinical tools of the future, which available to registered practitioners today. If you have any questions regarding our training options, please let us know.