7 Hours

The golden rule of the Hippocratic oath that doctors aim to honour in its various modern iterations. But what does it mean in today’s world to practice medicine, ethically?

What are your ethical obligations as a doctor, dietitian, nutritionist, nurse or health coach?

How do you honour these and in what contexts do things need to change in medicine today?

The Ethics module aims to provide clarity on all of these topics, to give practitioners peace of mind that they will be safe in the actions they take. We also tackle some difficult areas that medical professionals navigate, such as how to treat anomalous cases, when to refer and when not to do invasive procedures. This is the fine line many tread in making these calls daily – we aim to advise on how to do this with ethics and dignity in check. The training is worth 7 Continued Professional Development hours

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Training Overview

The Nutrition Network Ethics module explores the big issues facing the medical/healthcare profession today and the ethical dilemmas of each. Quality insights from industry experts will help you tackle these challenges with confidence. What are your ethical obligations as a doctor, dietitian, nutritionist, nurse or health coach? How do you honour these and in what contexts do things need to change in medicine today?

The training is presented as a series of online, self-study, learning modules.

What you will learn

  • Universal & Core Ethics
  • The Ethical Practitioner
  • Social Media Ethics 
  • The Virtual Office
  • Ethical and legal challenges we face when using new treatments that are not endorsed by clinical guidelines
  • Personal perspective on what it means to practice ethical medicine today
  • Cyberbullying and how to manage it
  • Social media ethics & acting within your scope of practice

Each module includes

This training is specifically designed for


On completion of the training, participants will be issued a Certificate of Completion. This module contributes towards certification as a Nutrition Network Practitioner.

This module has been accredited by The CPD Standards Office and is worth 7 CPD hours in total as part of the Bundle. We have been assured that the accreditation is recognized and respected internationally. Formal CPD Standards certificates are issued and accepted in a multitude of countries.

Not a medical professional? No worries!

Not a medical professional? No worries! You are eligible to enrol in our Advisor Training – created for LCHF enthusiasts wishing to upskill and acquire a professional accreditation in nutrition coaching! 

Training Outline

Why Ethics?
Universal & Core Ethics Joan Adams
The Ethical Practitioner Joan Adams
Social Media Ethics Joan Adams
The Virtual Office Joan Adams
The Ethical & Legal Issues in Prescribing New Therapies Not Endorsed by Clinical Guidelines Jan Vyjidak
Ethical Responses for Health Professionals Contending with Online Harassment Travis Noakes, PhD
Certainty in Nutrition Christopher Webster
Medical Ethics & Reflections on the HPCSA Hearing Professor Tim Noakes
Medical Ethics: A Personal Perspective from a General Practitioner Dr Neville Wellington
Medical Ethics: A Personal Perspective from a Medical Specialist Dr Hassina Kajee
Ethics & Law Adam Pike


"Thank you for sharing information on this topic. While the systemic issues are large and seemingly impossible to overcome, there are actions that the individual can take to remain ethical and do the right thing for the client"

- Lisa Cleary, Coach,
Founder of Durability Pursuit

"Taking the (NN) training I was astonished and excited about the level of detail and research that had gone into it. I am reassured that there many other professionals on the same continent I am in that are practicing this approach and that I was not alone."

- M.D. and Post Graduate Diploma in public health,
United States

"LCHF has become my passion & I want to make a difference somehow. Not for any recognition but, to help others live their best lives. I am happy to add to the 'tools in my arsenal' & I hope this knowledge helps me to become a better health coach & a better partner to any practitioners with which I may be able to partner, which is a huge goal of mine. Wonderful content. 5 out of 5 stars! Thank you!"

- Health and Life Coach,
United States

Frequently Asked Questions

The training starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online training – you decide when you start and when you finish.

No. You can work through the training content completely at your own pace. You don’t need to be online at a certain time and you are welcome to complete the lectures in your own time.

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this training for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. Please note that a refund will only be issued if 30% or less of the Training has been completed. 

This policy excludes Bundle Purchases. We do not issue full refunds on Bundle Purchases.

The training is made up of video lectures with supporting documents such as the speaker’s PowerPoint presentation, reference list, and short feedback forms to test your learning.

Yes, you will be issued a Certificate of Completion at the end of the training and you will be listed on our website’s Wall of Practitioners.

Definitely! You will be provided with a link to join our private online Community for members – this is moderated daily by our experts. Here you can ask course-related questions, keep updated with the latest low-carb science, troubleshoot difficult cases, or just network and engage with fellow members.

We encourage those who feel they align with our vision and mission of implementing carbohydrate restriction and lifestyle modifications to improve metabolic health to join the Nutrition Network Ambassador Program. Reach out to us for more information at [email protected].

Please reach out to [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions you may have!

Thank you

A portion of each Nutrition Network course enrolment fee goes towards funding Eat Better South Africa and the important work they are doing in South African communities.