BSEM Training Overview
In collaboration with the Australasian College of Nutritional Medicine (ACNEM) we are able to offer a series of on-line training courses to help equip our members with an ecological approach to medicine; offering some of the best training programmes in the world.
We recommend all new members, unless agreed otherwise, complete the Foundation Levels 1 & 2, before then going onto complete individual specialised modules.
BSEM are also contributors to the scopro curriculum - a clinical environmental medicine learning tool embraced by the European Academy for Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM) and the German Association of Environmental Physicians (DBU) and we will be offering the scopro courses to our members in the near future.
Practical Training Days
We offer a minimum of two practical training days per year, usually in either February or May and then in November.
Each day is focused on one topic e.g. the gut, allergies and intolerances, the cardiovascular system, autoimmunity etc..
The morning session usually consists of lectures on the practical application of ecological principles to the common conditions related to the day's topic! The main aim of the morning is to put the theoretical knowledge gained from the online training into practice.
This includes the very basics such as history taking and full patient assessment, dietary recommendations both specific and general, investigative tools available and their relative usefulness and limitations, what supplements to consider and where to source and how to administer them.
The afternoon is dedicated to discussing specific cases in form of a 'Masterclass' where more experienced members/the speakers of the day will form the panel.
Trainees are encouraged to submit questions and bring along cases; there will be ample opportunity to discuss them.
The days usually end with a final lecture on the topic on a more advanced level from one of our special guests! And please keep the evening free; there is often a spontaneous gathering for dinner afterwards!
BSEM Peer Group Supervision
This is currently under review and will be updated shortly.