AUSTRALASIAN CERTIFICATION IN ANTI-AGEING MEDICINE (ACAAM)
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Preventative, Integrative and Functional Medicine
Enrol today in the Australasian Certification in Anti-Ageing Medicine
Learn how to enhance the quality of your patients' lives and well-being, manage chronic diseases and add years to their lifespan.
Begin your training by registering for the next Module or Workshop today, get certified with the ACAAM course.
The ACAAM course run by A5M, is a modular program providing you with the skills, resources and knowledge to incorporate the principles of preventative, integrative and anti-ageing medicine strategies and protocols into your practice or business. The ACAAM is about transforming patient treatment and care from an illness (re-active) model to a wellness (pro-active model) to achieve better patient outcomes.
The program focuses on an internal health, healthy ageing and well-being approach driven by the pillars of ageing; Exercise, Diet & Nutrition, Lifestyle and Relaxation, Supplementation, Hormonal Balancing as well as other Environmental and Genetic factors. We provide you with the knowledge and skills to work in conjunction with other preventative, integrative and anti-ageing healthcare practitioners in your community.
ACAAM is specially tailored for:
General practitioners, medical specialists and other health professionals including aestheticians, chiropractors, cosmetic and plastic surgeons, dentists, dieticians, exercise physiologists, naturopaths, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, obstetricians and gynaecologists, osteopaths, pharmacists, physicians, physiotherapists, psychologists, surgeons, scientists, sports clinicians and more.
- Provides the framework for a multidisciplinary & holistic approach to achieve better patient outcomes
- Focuses on personalised medicine as a clinical specialty
- Founded on advanced scientific, evidence-based practices for early detection, prevention and treatment of dysfunction, disorders and chronic disease
Foundations in Preventative,
Integrative and Anti-Ageing Medicine
An introduction to preventative, integrative and anti-ageing medicine as a clinical specialty.
Understand the integration of theories of ageing and the processes behind ageing; inflammation, depletion and wear & tear.
Review the role of hormones in the body; how biochemistry, organ function, chronic disease and lifestyle factors accelerate the ageing process.
Explore the concept of combining nutritional therapy, exercise, lifestyle changes, diet, supplementation, hormonal testing, and genetics to develop integrated treatment protocols.
Nutrition and Detoxification
The key focus in this Module is the role of nutrition and detoxification to maintain optimal outcomes and slow down the ageing process.
Review the effects of nutritional deficiencies and detoxification on ageing
Learn the detoxification pathways
Identify the effects of drug induced nutrient depletion and how to overcome them.
This Module examines the four major metabolic disorders contributing to the acceleration of the ageing process.
Discuss the processes of insulin resistance and define specific treatment protocols.
Review the pathways leading to obesity and discuss the latest weight loss treatment protocols.
Understand risk factors for heart disease and how common cardiovascular disorders accelerate the ageing process.
Elective topics scheduled this year
Frequently Asked Questions - ACAAM
Can I study the course online?
The ACAAM course has been designed for face-to-face learning, we have intimate class sizes & allow plenty of time for interaction, discussion & questions with speakers as the content is very thorough over 2 days for modules & 1 day for electives.
Where is the ACAAM course held?
Our events rotate cities around Australia (and occasionally New Zealand) depending on the demographics of our current students. This is done in order to provide accessibility to as many practitioners as possible (both local and international).
How long do I have to complete my ACAAM studies?
Once enrolled, you have 24 months from the date of your first module to complete all required activities of ACAAM. This time period reflects the ever-evolving nature of the Anti-Ageing industry; our course content is continually updated with new research data.
Can I come to a module or workshop without enrolling in the full ACAAM course or being an A5M Member?
You are welcome to attend any of our Core Modules and/or Workshops without enrolling in the full course or being an A5M Member, however, the registration price is higher & you won’t be able to access the online learning materials on our education portal for members.
Do the core modules have to be completed in sequential order 1, 2, 3?
Core modules can be completed in any order, you may start whenever suits your calendar availability!
Do I have to attend Electives at the same time as my modules?
The great thing about our Elective 1-day Workshops is that the topics and speakers are always different, you can select which ones interest you based on your clinical preferences and preferred topics & speakers. Electives are usually held the day after any of our Modules, but you may choose which workshops (based on your interests) & when you attend them (within your 24-month study period).
How are the assessments done?
There is an assessment upon completing each Core Module, you’ll be given an online multiple-choice assessment (open-book) that you have 1 month to complete, marks and certificate are issued on the spot. A satisfactory pass is considered with a score of 75% and above.
Once I've graduated can I do a refresher of the modules?
After completion, you may repeat modules as a graduate (at a reduced rate) to refresh your knowledge & keep up-to-date with new research.
- Completion of 3 core modules and 3 electives (in any order, must be completed within 2 years from commencement of 1st module).
- Satisfactory pass of assessment at the completion of each core module.
- Have no significant disciplinary actions in the preceding 24 months of application to complete & attain ACAAM qualification.
- Maintaining current A5M Membership is a requirement for all participating in the ACAAM.
- Attendance at a minimum of 1 A5M Conference during ACAAM course studies.
- Students who are on a payment plan must complete ALL outstanding payments before graduation is processed.
After these requirements are fulfilled, you will become an A5M Accredited Specialist in Anti-Ageing Medicine and will also be included on the A5M Practitioner Directory (with a more in-depth listing than the general members one).
Maintaining your qualification upon completion requires you to have current A5M Membership and attend a minimum of 1 A5M Conference OR Workshop per annum (excludes repeating Certification Modules).
PLEASE NOTE: Topics and dates of elective workshops may change due to speaker availability*
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