What is On-Line Learning?
On-line learning provides a student with the opportunity to study off-campus. Our mode of delivery supports interactive, on-line learning aimed to support student engagement, achievement and performance. Our On-line learning platform (Moodle) offers students a range of learning methods, including interactive activities, synchronous and asynchronous communication via chat groups and forum discussion, and live-streaming and recorded classes.
Our on-line learning platform offers an experience, similar to an on-campus classroom. Learning materials, course work and assessment is identical across on-campus and on-line learning.
South Pacific College of Natural Medicine (SPCNM) uses Moodle as our Learning Management System (LMS). Our LMS is mobile-friendly and can be accessed from any location where internet access is available. On-line students are strongly encouraged to attend all classes via live-stream (Zoom). If a student cannot attend a scheduled class, there exists the option to view a recorded class 48 hours after a scheduled class.
There is an expectation that on-line students engage with their course work. The expectation stands at 85% engagement. Students will be regularly informed of their engagement if lower than the expected 85% expected by the College.
The mode of study for the first two years of the Bachelor of Natural Medicine programme are available via on-campus, on-line learning or a combination of both. The mode of learning for the final year (clinical) of the programme is via on-campus only. The degree can be completed full-time over three years. Part-time students are encouraged to complete their studies within 5 years. This will allow part-time students to complete their final year of study full-time, where the insect between clinical practice and theory is advantageous when completed over the course of one year. The total credits for this qualification are 360.
The New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Natural Medicine) Level 4 is a 20 week (including holiday weeks) programme. The programme is designed to support students to re-enter the workforce or engage in further study. SPCNM encourages students who complete this programme to consider further study by enrolling in the Bachelor of Natural Medicine programme. The New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Natural Medicine) is available via on-line. All sessions are complete via live-streaming. The certificate is a 60 credit programme.