Future proof your practice by implementing

Preventive and Functional Medicine

Be empowered to help your patients even more through functional medicine methodologies. At the Institute of Integrative Medicine we strive to only offer you training by the most qualified teachers in the field of Functional Medicine.

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The Full IHP Certified Training experience right from your home or practice

Full Fellowship Integrative and Preventive Medicine Course
  • Get CPD Points
  • Internationally Recognised Certification
  • Grow your practice
  • Fellowship option

The world is mostly frozen in place currently. Health professionals who have adopted updated methods of treating their patients are much more likely to survive.


Because of that, IIM Health is making possible something we’ve never made possible before. You can now livestream IIM Accredited workshops from your home or office!

Get the right knowledge that will help you thrive through uncertain times

Many health professionals practices are under threat. We understand how frustrating this can be for you. Join the next generation of functional medicine doctors.

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Lecturers & Teachers

At the the Institute of Integrative Medicine we strive to only offer you training by the most qualified teachers in the field of Functional Medicine.

Dr William Shaw Profile

Dr William Shaw

BIOCHEMIST

William Shaw, Ph.D., is board certified in the fields of clinical chemistry and toxicology by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.

Before he founded The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc., Dr. Shaw worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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He also worked for the Children’s Mercy Hospital, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine, and Smith Kline Laboratories. He is the author of Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD, originally published in 1998 and Autism: Beyond the Basics, published in 2009. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.

Dr. Shaw is the stepfather of a child with autism and has helped thousands of patients and medical practitioners to successfully improve the lives of people with autism, AD(H)D, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, immune deficiencies, multiple sclerosis, OCD, Parkinson’s disease, seizure disorders, tic disorders, Tourette syndrome, and other serious conditions.

Prof Pierre Durand Profile

Prof Pierre Durand

PROFESSOR

Professor Pierre Durand has seen years of experience in the medical field, graduating from the University of Witwatersrand as a Medical Doctor in 1994, and in 2002, his PHD in molecular evolution.

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From 2007 – 2009, Prof. Durand went on to receive his MMED in clinical pathology and his MSc in molecular biology. Amongst his several degrees, Durand also did his postdoctoral fellowship in evolutionary biology.

From 2002 – 2007, he was a Specialist Registrar and Associate Lecturer at the School of Pathology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He then went on to lecture at the Dept of Molecular Medicine and Haematology at the University of the Witwatersrand. Currently he is the Chief clinical pathology consultant to JDJ Laboratories in Durban.

Amongst Prof. Pierre Durand’s compilation of research, he was awarded a grant from NASA in a lead project. Today, he works on two other highly funded projects, working to build on what we know about cellular evolution.

Prof Maurice Mars Profile

Prof Maurice Mars

PROFESSOR

Professor and Head of Department of TeleHealth at the University of KwaZulu-Natal

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Prof Mars completed his medical degree (MBChB) at the University of Cape Town in 1977 and a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) in Vascular Surgery at the University of Natal.

He is currently Professor of TeleHealth at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a department he established in 2002. He has been involved in aspects of eHealth for over 30 years, from database development and management in the 1980s, writing interactive tele-education programmes before the advent of the Web in the early 1990s and establishing telemedicine services since 2000.

His Department provides postgraduate education at Masters and PhD level in both medical informatics and telemedicine to students in several African countries.

Dr Janine Martins Profile

Dr Janine Martins

MEDICAL DOCTOR

Dr Janine Martins MD, MA, MSc (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), FRSPH, FASCP is a Medical Doctor, Psychologist and specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, published author and speaker with over 20 years of professional experience in the health sector.

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Dr Martins is a Fellow of both the prestigious Royal Society of Public Health and the American Society of Pathology.


She is a member of the Aesthetic & Anti-ageing Medicine Society of South Africa (AAMSSA), the South African Society of Integrative Medicine (SASIM), and an Honorary Faculty member at the School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria.

Dr Johann Baard

MEDICAL DOCTOR

Dr Johann Baard is a functional Medicine Specialist and Scientist with more than 10 years of medical experience both in South Africa and abroad.

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He finished his Medical Degree at Stellenbosch University in 2006 and received a Masters in Science and Medicine specializing in Human Genetics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2016.


After a stint in academia he decided to resume his studies in clinical medicine with a Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine through A4M in the United States.

During this time he opened his Functional Medicine Practice, KronoDeus, focused on using a patients’ genetics to better formulate and individualize a functional approach to their medical condition.

Dr Susan Lehmann Profile

Dr Susan Lehmann

BIOCHEMIST

Dr S.M.C. Lehmann is a world-renowned biochemist with over 40 years’ experience in personalised supplementation and metabolic deficiencies.

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Her primary focus are the amino acids which are essential for protein synthesis. From a nutritional view, proteins are the building blocks of all body tissue (development, maintenance and repair) and can act as a fuel source.

20 National & international publications.

Dr Lehmann’s work has had amazing effects on many people’s lives. Patients with Epilepsy, Sport performance issues, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, all saw significant changes in their health after seeing Dr Lehmann.

Carte Blanche, the South African investigative journalism television series, showcases the testimonies of many patients, in a segment called, “Fitness in a bottle.”

Dr Craige Golding Profile

Dr Craige Golding

Specialist Physician

Dr Craige Golding is a Specialist Physician, Anti-Aging Physician and the chief medical advisor in private practice.

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Dr Golding, MD, ABAARM, FAARFM, FICT, FCP (SA), MS USF, Member: NUGO, AAAM practices integrative medicine combining natural medicines, nutraceuticals, bio-identical hormones, intravenous treatments, allopathics (where needed) and many other medical biotechnologies to enhance the health of his patients.

Dr Golding is a faculty member of the postgraduate aesthetics society of south Africa, AAAM and is Chairman of the Golding Institute.

Dr Samantha Baron

RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL

Research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Genetics, Biochemistry and Biotechnology. She has both industry and academic experience which attributes to a unique set of research, innovation and management skills.

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She is currently heading a successful Genetics department where she leads a team which focuses on products designed around genetic testing.


Dr Baron is an experienced Research and Development Scientist accomplished in product innovation and design. She is also experienced in cosmetic formulations and have won multiple awards for her product designs.

Academically, she has co-supervised several students to the completion of their BSc (Hons.) and Masters degrees. She has taught several courses and practical’s to undergraduate and BSc (Hons.) students. Dr Baron has a strong academic research profile with eight peer reviewed publications and a patent.

Dr Robin Kohler Profile

Dr Robin Kohler

HOMEOPATH

Dr Robin Kohler is a formally trained homoeopath with more than 15 years of experience in clinical practice in South Africa.

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He received his Masters in Technology at the University of Johannesburg in 2004 and has continued his studies through the Institute of Functional Medicine, the College of Natural Medicine, CTG Education and Semmelwiess Institute throughout his career.

Over his years of practice, he has added nutrigenomics, organic acid analysis, iridology and live blood analysis to his skillset. He has been training in Functional Medicine since the movement first arrived on our shores in 2012.

Dr Kohler is a great advocate of evidence-based natural medicine and uses high-end metabolic testing extensively in his practice.

Kendra Perry Profile

Kendra Perry

HTMA EDUCATOR

Kendra Perry is a Functional Nutrition Practitioner & Online Business Coach who helps up and coming health coaches grow their practice with the utilization and implementation of Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis.

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She is the creator of the HTMA Expert training course that trains health practitioners how to interpret HTMA like a pro and confidently create protocols that transform the lives of their clients.

She is the co-host of the 360 Health Biz Podcast where she teaches online business strategies for health coaches.

Kendra is a passionate outdoor enthusiast and adrenaline junkie and in her free time, you will find her scaling mountains with skis, bikes, harnesses and ropes.

Dr Stephan Vosloo Profile

Dr Stephan Vosloo

MEDICAL DOCTOR

Dr Vosloo is a father of five, grandfather of one and happily married for forty years. They live in a small town called Ladysmith in the rural Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal province of South Africa where he has a functional medical practice.

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His journey with chronic obesity and calorie restricted diets produced coronary artery disease, depression, cognitive decline and physical tiredness until he discovered the power of a low carb high fat diet combined with exercise, the right supplements and stress control.

He is currently not taking any medication except Aspirin for the stent he has in his heart.

Dr Vosloo's last angiogram showed clean coronary arteries, he has regained his mental sharpness, is expanding his medical qualifications and can exercise regularly again.


YEAR 1


Module 1 - Introduction to Functional Medicine

Introducing Functional Medicine into your Practice

Introduction to the different concepts of integrative, functional and anti-ageing medicine. Tools for conducting integrative assessments and consultations will be discussed and applied to a case study.

Functional Medicine Training in Hormones

Hormones

This module provides an overview of the HPTAG axis and interrelationships of these hormones, including thyroid dysfunction and hormonal changes in male/females. Integrative approaches to managing hormone deficiencies, BIHRT, supplements will be discussed.

Module 2 - GI System

GI systems

This module focuses on the physiology and pathophysiology of digestive disorders including the gut-brain axis, microbiome and gut permeability. Integrative testing and nutritional treatment protocols will be discussed.

Diabetes / Cardiometabolic

This module focuses on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic diseases including CHD, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes. Topics covered include glycaemic control, oxidation, nutrigenomics, risk factor testing, and treatment protocol.

Module 3 - Adrenal dysfunction

Adrenal dysfunction – stress, HPTAG axis

An overview of the HPTAG axis and steroidogenic pathway. The phases of adrenal dysfunction, stress, tests, and integrative interventions will be discussed.

Functional Medicine Training in Liver Function and Detox

Detoxification

This module focuses on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic diseases including CHD, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, diabetes. Topics covered include glycaemic control, oxidation, nutrigenomics, risk factor testing, and treatment protocol.


YEAR 2


In integrative to Brain Health Course

Brain Health

Pathophysiology and causes of neurological disease, including psychological/psychiatric syndromes, and the gut-immune-brain connection.

Functional Medicine Training

Obesity

The module will cover the biochemical basis and causes of weight gain, a structured approach to weight loss.

Functional Medicine Training

Mitochondrial Function/Energy

Mitochondrial dysfunction and how this influences disease, cell restoration, and the impact of oxidative stress focusing on fatigue syndromes

Functional Medicine Training

Musculoskeletal

This module covers causes of musculoskeletal disorders, including fibromyalgia, and an integrative approach to pain.

Functional Medicine Training

Immune System

The module examines the process of inflammation, autoimmune diseases and allergies.

Functional Medicine Training

Cancer

This module explores the underlying pathophysiology of cell dysfunction and DNA repair.


Free Training Available in the portal

How do I become an Integrative Doctor?

Watch the video below where Dr Janine Martins talks about becoming an integrative doctor and growing your practice using integrative medicine.

Dr Janine Martins explained what it means to be an integrative doctor.

How long is each course?

Each course has 2-3 hours of video content divided into 8-12 sections with MCQs after each section.

Does IIM have a fellowship option?

Yes we do! After completing 12 courses you qualify for fellowship.

Can I complete the program online?

Yes you can! You get immidiate access to an online version of the program so that you can work through it at your own pace.

Will I receive CPD points?

Absolutely, you will receive internationally recognised CPD points after each course.

Dr Janine Martins explained what it means to be an integrative doctor.

Enrolment Cost


Starter Package

6 Modules

$2,730 USD
$2,295 USD
  • 6 Modules
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CPD Points
  • Access to free training
Single Module

Pick your Modules

$445 USD
  • Single Modules
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CPD Points
  • Access to free training

What our students say about us...

Very well presented session, very comprehensive.

Dr Jacobsohn

THE AESTHETICS HQ

Well done! looking forward to the journey...

Dr Nel

INTEGRATIVE FAMILY MEDICINE

Great information!

Dr De Wet

INTEGRATIVE DOCTOR

Very supportive and professional!

Dr Eybers

SLENDERMED

I am grateful for having new options available to help my patients.

Dr Raubenheimer

MEDICAL DOCTOR

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Dr Bodenstein

SMARTCARE MEDICAL

Great source of information. Explained in a way that was easily understood.

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ILLUMINATION HEALTH

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

COURSE DURATION AND CERTIFICATION

You will obtain Basic Certification after six modules, and you may continue to Advanced Certification (IHP) with the option to apply for Fellowship (FIIM) after completion of all 12 modules and one final exam.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE EXAMS

MCQ plus case study.

HOW MUCH TIME ON AVERAGE WILL I HAVE TO SPEND ON THE STUDY MATERIAL?

The course is designed for busy practitioners so that the core content can be covered in the training session. Additional reading can be done as per area of interest or identified gaps. Your training manual per module can be revised for the final exam.

WILL I BE REQUIRED TO DO ASSIGNMENTS?

A case study and portfolio will be required after 12 modules to obtain the certification.

WILL I RECEIVE CPD POINTS?

Yes, for Modules 2 – 12, you will receive 7 CPD points per module attended. For the “Functional Medicine in Practice” module, you will receive 3 CPD points. You will receive a CPD certificate for each module attended.

CAN I ATTEND ONLINE?

Our program is completely online in your own private portal. You can also access the program via our app.

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ALL THE MODULES?

To qualify for IHP Certification, you will have to attend all 12 modules. If you are not interested in the certification, you are welcome only to attend the modules you are interested in.

DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?

We offer a 6 month payment plan and discount if you buy the Advanced Certification Package (Modules 1-12 with a 25% Discount).

We do not offer a payment plan if you purchase the modules separately. Please contact us to find out more.

IS THERE ANY PRE-COURSE STUDY WORK?

All the information you require will be provided in the training. If you are required to do additional study after the lecture, the information will be given to you during the lecture.

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