Diploma for Integrative Medicine

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.

Read more about our Integrative Medicine training course in the PCIM Prospectus for IM Diploma


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Who delivers the Diploma?

The Diploma is delivered by the PCIM Education Department and other medical professionals and practitioners that have a range of specialisms in complementary and holistic healthcare practices. PCIM developed the Diploma with the College of Medicine. The Diploma is certified by the Crossfields Institute.

How is the Diploma for Integrative Medicine delivered?

The Diploma is a two year course and combines face to face learning (three day ‘student intensives’ each three to four months) with weekly online tutorials that emphasise 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 2018-19 will take place at Penny Brohn UK, Pill, Bristol, BS20 0HH (approx. 30 minutes outside the city centre) on the following dates:

  • 4, 5 and 6 October 2018
  • 7, 8 and 9 February 2019
  • 9, 10 and 11 May 2019

Course fees, application process and information

The price of the Diploma is £4,750 per year. Bursaries are available to help support students in their learning journey. Deadline for bursary applications: 31 August 2018.

Application process: application form (submissions deadline 14 September 2018) and informal conversation with a member of PCIM’s academic team (September 2018).

For more information about the Diploma and to register your interest, please contact our Academic Administrator, Patti Aberhart, by emailing education@portlandcentrehealthcare.co.uk or by calling 0117 973 8035

Click here for PCIM Prospectus for IM Diploma

What our students have to say


IM Diploma Testimonial


IM Diploma Seminars

Come and see Integrative Medicine experts speak about the importance of combining conventional, lifestyle and holistic approaches to health, and gain 7 hours of valuable CPD which will change your practice. Click here to find out more information about IM seminar programme 2018-19.

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