Beginning September 2017, the Diploma for Integrative Medicine will give healthcare professionals a foundation in knowledge and practice.

What does the Diploma for Integrative Medicine set out to achieve?

The Diploma for Integrative Medicine will lead students into a sound knowledge of Integrative Medicine, and help them to develop a critical and enquiring approach to a variety of therapeutic interventions and their use in a range of common conditions.

It will also help the Portland Centre to develop and inspire a network of practitioners with a knowledge of practice-based research and its role in evidence-informed Integrative Medicine. We also hope to develop healthcare professionals’ self-confidence and skills in holistic assessment to help patients towards maintaining health, personal resilience, and self-empowerment.

Through their studies, the Portland Centre will assist healthcare professionals, through self-reflection and self-care, to build personal resilience and deal with the rigours of contemporary working environments. Healthcare professionals will also learn to manage and communicate a transition towards being an IM practitioner in clinical practice.

This will develop a community of practice that helps to redefine the concept of health as contextual, communal and connected to nature.

Who delivers this service?

The PCIM Education Department have developed the Diploma for Integrative Medicine with the College of Medicine. The Diploma is certified by the Crossfields Institute.

How is the Diploma for Integrative Medicine delivered?

With online and face to face learning and an emphasis on critical analysis, this course will enable healthcare professionals to reconnect enthusiastically with their professional life and support patients in prevention and management of long-term conditions.

Student intensives for the class of 2017 will take place at Penny Brohn UK, Pill, Bristol, BS20 0HH on the following dates:

  • 5th, 6th and 7th October 2017
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd February 2018
  • 10th, 11th and 12th May 2018
  • 4th, 5th and 6th October 2018
  • 7th, 8th and 9th February 2019
  • 9th, 10th and 11th May 2019

How much does it cost and how do I register my interest?

Bursaries are available to help support students in their learning journey. For more information and to register your interest, please contact Patti Aberhart by emailing or by calling 0117 973 8035.

Associated Links and Further Reading

Are you already enrolled in the Diploma for Integrative Medicine? Access the Portland Centre’s online learning platform

Read more about our Homeopathy and Integrative Medicine training course in the PCIM Brochure.