Track 1 – Get Ready…Just the Foundations Syllabus

The following syllabus is a brief description of the learning objectives for IFNA Track 1. All modules include an opportunity for case studies and clinical application.

Module 1 – An Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) – Part 1

Instructor: Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, FAND, EBQ

  1. Examine the multifactorial nature of chronic disease
  2. Describe the principles of functional medicine with its roots in systems biology
  3. Define integrative and functional nutrition
  4. Introduce integrative and functional nutrition tools for clinical practice

 

Module 2  – An Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) – Part 2

Instructor: Sheila Dean, DSc, RDN, LDN, IFMCP

  1. Describe the Nutrition Care Process
  2. Identify “STAIN” root causes
  3. Identify systems imbalances
  4. Apply an understanding of systems imbalances to a case vignette.

 

Module 3 – Food as Medicine: Origins, Healing Foods and Dietary Therapies

Instructor: John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH

  1. Identify those staple foods of most early or ancestral human diets.
  2. Explain how shifts away from traditional foods have influenced most populations’ health.
  3. Describe early food processing techniques that increased nutrient bioavailability.
  4. Outline the macro and micronutrient imbalances most common in modern human populations and identify clinical recommendations for restoring balance.

 

Module 4 – Conventional Labs and Functional Blood Chemistry Interpretation

Instructor: Param Dedhia, MD

  1. Describe a basic approach to interpreting common lab tests.
  2. Develop a fundamental understanding of what is being measured by common lab tests.
  3. List etiologies that increase or decrease lab values.

 

Module 5 – Functional Diagnostic Labs and Interpretation: An Orientation

Instructor: Dana Elia, DCN, MS, RDN, FAND

  1. Describe how functional laboratory testing differs from conventional testing.
  2. Identify key functional diagnostic labs and explain why they are used.
  3. Describe what a clinician should look for in a functional laboratory.

 

Module 6 – Dietary Supplements: Science, Art, Practice and Principles

Instructor: Kelly Morrow, MS, RD, CD

  1. Review current regulatory standards and scope of practice for dietary supplements
  2. Discuss evaluating quality, purity and safety of dietary supplements
  3. Examine ways to integrate dietary supplements into clinical practice
  4. Review resources for credible information on dietary supplements

 

TRACK 1 TOOLKIT – TABLE OF CONTENTS

Track 1 – Get Ready…Just the Foundations Syllabus

The following syllabus is a brief description of the learning objectives for IFNA Track 1. All modules include an opportunity for case studies and clinical application.

Module 1 – An Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) – Part 1

Instructor: Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, FAND, EBQ

  1. Examine the multifactorial nature of chronic disease
  2. Describe the principles of functional medicine with its roots in systems biology
  3. Define integrative and functional nutrition
  4. Introduce integrative and functional nutrition tools for clinical practice

 

Module 2  – An Introduction to Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFN) – Part 2

Instructor: Sheila Dean, DSc, RDN, LDN, IFMCP

  1. Describe the Nutrition Care Process
  2. Identify “STAIN” root causes
  3. Identify systems imbalances
  4. Apply an understanding of systems imbalances to a case vignette.

 

Module 3 – Food as Medicine: Origins, Healing Foods and Dietary Therapies

Instructor: John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH

  1. Identify those staple foods of most early or ancestral human diets.
  2. Explain how shifts away from traditional foods have influenced most populations’ health.
  3. Describe early food processing techniques that increased nutrient bioavailability.
  4. Outline the macro and micronutrient imbalances most common in modern human populations and identify clinical recommendations for restoring balance.

 

Module 4 – Conventional Labs and Functional Blood Chemistry Interpretation

Instructor: Param Dedhia, MD

  1. Describe a basic approach to interpreting common lab tests.
  2. Develop a fundamental understanding of what is being measured by common lab tests.
  3. List etiologies that increase or decrease lab values.

 

Module 5 – Functional Diagnostic Labs and Interpretation: An Orientation

Instructor: Dana Elia, DCN, MS, RDN, FAND

  1. Describe how functional laboratory testing differs from conventional testing.
  2. Identify key functional diagnostic labs and explain why they are used.
  3. Describe what a clinician should look for in a functional laboratory.

 

Module 6 – Dietary Supplements: Science, Art, Practice and Principles

Instructor: Kelly Morrow, MS, RD, CD

  1. Review current regulatory standards and scope of practice for dietary supplements
  2. Discuss evaluating quality, purity and safety of dietary supplements
  3. Examine ways to integrate dietary supplements into clinical practice
  4. Review resources for credible information on dietary supplements

 

TRACK 1 TOOLKIT – TABLE OF CONTENTS