Primary Modules 1 & 2

Primary Modules 1 & 2 are the two core units underpinning ACNEM's formal education pathway.   

Together, they constitute approximately 30 hours of training and provide foundational knowledge in nutritional and environmental medicine (NEM). 

Primary Module 1 is taught in a face to face setting three times each year and Primary Module 2 is offered annually.  Both modules are available online year-round.  Participants gain access to online content for a three month period for each module and are required to undertake a number of activities to obtain certification.  These activities include prescribed reading, an online reflective journal, logged hours of relevant clinical practice, writing a case-study and a short online quiz.   

Topics covered in Primary Modules 1 & 2 include: 

  • Introduction to NEM
  • Vitamin C and antioxidants
  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Gastrointestinal conditions
  • Allergies and the immune system
  • Mental health
  • Metabolic conditions; including diabetes and CVD
  • Modelling a 'low-stress' diet
  • Children's health
  • Women’s health
  • Cancer
  • Environmental toxins; heavy metals, mould, electromagnetic fields & electrical hypersensitivity
  • HPA axis dysfunction
  • Epigenetics & nutrigenomics
  • Oral Health
  • The safe integration of NEM into practice 


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