PK105: Making Sense of Research

Learn what and whom to believe when it comes to the latest nutrition, exercise, and health research.

In this course, you will learn what and whom to believe when it comes to the latest nutrition, exercise, and health research. How do you know what is a good or bad interpretation of a scientific study? Why is it important to know the difference between correlation and causation? Learn the signs and symptoms of misleading research and understand the real science behind those sensationalised newspaper headlines. This course arms you with everything you need to know to be a credible and evidence informed health coach, PT or nutritionist.

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"By doing this course I have gained a deep knowledge that can be applied in a practical way."

- Sophia Warren, Founder, Springbank School


Your Instructors

Dr Grant Schofield
Dr Grant Schofield

"This course has helped me in being able to discuss and give my rebuttal to the constant and conflicting studies that are in the media about food and nutrition".

- Libby Jenkinson, Founder, Ditch the Carbs


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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do the course even if I am not a PT or Health Coach?
Yes. This course is designed for those who work with clients and/or patients, teaching you how to understand and interpret health research. To date, we have had GPs, nurses, full-time mums, gardeners, IT specialists, and more enrolling on this course!
What are the benefits of doing the course?
You’ll get the practical tools and resources you need to make your job as a Health Coach, GP, Nurse, Nutritionist, PT or mum easier. You’ll learn the signs and symptoms of misleading research. You’ll develop and practice your skills in reading behind the newspaper headlines and enhance your credibility and evidence informed health knowledge.
What happens after I complete the course?
You will receive a certificate of completion and we’ll direct you to further courses that will continue to advance your knowledge. There are 7 courses to choose from and you need to complete all of these to gain your Certificate in Health Coaching. How many have you completed? - - PK101: Behaviour as Medicine - PK102: Nutrition as Medicine - PK103: Fitness as Medicine - PK104: Mind-Body Medicine - PK105: Understanding Health Research - PK106: Medicines & Navigating the Health System -PK100: The Practice of Coaching
When does the course start and finish?
The course opens on the day you enrol and you have until the end of the following month to complete the course. So for example, if you enrol on July 10th, you will have until August 31st to complete the course.
How do I know the course is credible and contains correct information?
This course is evidence-informed and built upon the extensive real-world experience of our faculty. A student who completed this course in November says, ‘By aligning with a professional group like PreKure, I can reassure my clients that I am using the latest, evidence-based tools and techniques to support them.’
Can I go at my own pace?
Yes, you can. The course can easily be completed within four weeks by committing approx 7 hours of work per week.
Do I get lifetime access to the course materials?
No. However each module comes with notes and practical resources that you can download.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund.
Is this course accredited by NZQA?
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the Health Coach Certificate (Micro-credential) delivered by PreKure and has assessed it to be equivalent to 30 credits (300 notional learning hours) at Level 5 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). This is equivalent to University level education. (This course is one of seven courses that make up the Health Coach Certificate.)
Is this a CME endorsed course by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGPs)?
Our courses have been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and have been approved for CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

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