Robust learning resources are available to help you engage with the course content and to help you to achieve the learning outcomes of your course of study at the best level you can.
Most undergraduate modules are based on 20 credits. This means that 200 hours are dedicated to the module. Approx. 40-60 hours will be taught in the classroom or the equivalent to review online for most modules. The remaining 140-160 hours is for your own self-directed study which may involve working with peers in pairs or in groups.
Similarly most postgraduate modules are based on 30 credits and based on 300 hours. Approx. 40-60 hours will be taught in the classroom or the equivalent to review online for most modules. The remaining 240-260 hours is for your own self-directed study which may also involve working with peers in pairs or in groups.
Outside of attending lectures and tutorials at the Centre or viewing online lectures and participating in tutorials online most of our students study online from home or elsewhere to meet the requirements of assessments.
For those attending the Centre the teaching rooms and access to the library books is available for use before and after lectures for self-directed study.
As a student on a degree programme or studying degree modules you will also be able to use the library facilities at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in Central London. Other libraries in Central London are also accessible including the British Library and the Nutri Centre library. Subject to prior agreement some students use hospital and University libraries.
However, in todays world online access to information is mostly what is needed to support students study. As a student at CNELM you will be able to access online:
- The majority of the books (as e-books) that you will need for essential and recommended reading via your student membership of the RSM
- Key text from the Institute for Functional Medicine
- Online access to thousands of journal papers via Science Direct from 2014 and 600+ via the RSM
- Access to well respected databases including the Natural Medicines and the Natural Standard databases; and resources provided by the Health Food Manufacturer?s Association.
- Literature from laboratories and product companies*
- A range of online support tutorials to help you engage with IT requirements
- Postgraduate students will also access a range of further journals, resources and audio lectures from the Institute for Functional Medicine
- All students have access to The Nutrition Practitioner open-access journal founded and Edited by CNELM’s Director.
* CNELM is independent of any commercial interest from any company.
For further information on our Learning Resources, please review our Prospectus.
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