On-line learning is a flexible learning option that uses electronic technology to present the learning material. On-line learning may incorporate a range of approaches, including making material available on-line, interactive activities, synchronous and asynchronous communication via chat groups and forum discussion, and student participation in co-operative learning activities.
An on-line learning course offers an equivalent experience to the face-to-face course and both enable the student to meet the learning outcomes for the course. The assessments over the two modes of delivery are identical.
South Pacific College of Natural Medicine (SPCNM) uses Moodle as our learning management system, and you can flexibly access Moodle from wherever you have internet access and on any device, even your phone! Additionally, you are encouraged to attend the on-campus sessions that are offered per semester.
On-line learning offers greater flexibility than face-to-face learning as it means you can study when you want, where you want, and at a speed that suits your style (within limits, of course!). Many of our students take a blend of face-to-face classes at our physical campus (Ellerslie, Auckland) and on-line learning courses, because this is what suits them best.
The flexibility of on-line learning allows you to fit your studies around your other life commitments.
Note that the first two years of the Bachelor of Natural Medicine programme are available by both the on-campus learning option and the on-line learning option. The third (final clinical) year is delivered on-campus only. You can study just one course at a time, or take up to four courses per semester. The degree can be completed in three years full-time or up to six years part-time. The total credits for this qualification are 360.
The NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Natural Medicine) Level 4 is 20 weeks (including holiday weeks) and is currently only available on-line. This a 60 credit programme.