Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there an in person attendance requirement?
A: Yes, to pass the LMCA programme all learners are required to have accumulated 10 in-person CPD hours. At present, this requirement can only be satisfied via attendance at the BSLM Annual Conference.
Q: I have attended BSLM conferences in the past, do they count towards LMCA in-person requirements?
A: If you attended either BSLM 2021 (Edinburgh) or BSLM 2022 (Tottenham) in-person, then this will count towards your in-person learning requirement.
Q: I signed up for the IBLM Diploma but deferred, can I transfer to this course?
A: Yes! If you decided to defer your IBLM Diploma then your Certification payment and/or LMBRC course purchase (evidence required) can be redeemed against joining the LMCA programme. Prices to transfer are listed as below:
|Transferring Physician||To Upgrade|
|With In Person||£355.00|
|Transferring Health Professional||To Upgrade|
|With In Person||£155.00|
Q: I have already purchased the LMBRC course, will studying that text allow me to complete LMCA?
A: No. We have designed the LMCA programme to offer an immersive programme with a model of continuous assessment based on local context and practice. The course materials have been designed and written with a UK audience in mind, as have the related assessments. Whilst there is a lot of commonality between the two courses, the LMCA content will need to be studied to ensure the best opportunity to complete the programme successfully.
Q: Do I get all the course content/materials immediately?
A: No. The nature of the LMCA programme is that of a spiral, whereby further content becomes available once you have passed the assessment of the content you have been studying. All learners will start with “Lifestyle Medicine: A Foundation Course” and upon passing the assessment for this module will then have access to the individual pillar courses. This is similar in principle to University learning.
Q: Is there an option to pay in installments?
A: There is currently no option to pay in installments. We are looking at the logistics of this and hope that this is something that we can offer in the near future.
Q: My employer will fund me, can they be invoiced directly?
A: There is an option at the Checkout Stage of purchase to “Pay by Invoice” please complete this and add any details that may be necessary, and an invoice will be forwarded to the relevant payee. Once payment has been received you will be enrolled onto the programme.
Q: I have previously sat IBLM Diploma, do I need to take LMCA?
A:No. There are a lot of similar themes between the IBLM Diploma and LMCA, with the end goal being the same, it may be that you would find it repetitive and great that you’re already certified. However, all of the courses that make up the LMCA will be able to purchase standalone, so you may wish to study a specific one of those, or one of our other Learning Academy courses
Q: I started by completing stand-alone courses but, have done a few now and wish to complete the full Core Accreditation, what can I do?
A: If a standalone course that is part of the LMCA programme has been purchased then there would be a pro-rata reduction in the cost of the overall programme, if you were to upgrade .
Q: Is there a specific time of the year the BSLM Core Accreditation starts and finishes?
A: No, Learners can start at any point of the year and work at their own pace. You have a maximum period of 30 months to complete and a reminder that pre-requisites, like in-person attendance must be within that 30 months period
Q: Is there any impact to my qualification status if I do not join the MOC?
A: In accordance with international standards, health care professionals must recertify in a chosen field every 10 years. The maintenance of certification was created as an alternative to that but failure to join or adhere to the requirements, would mean diplomates must repeat the accreditation
Q: Who is eligible to sign up for the Core Accreditation?
A: Those with a primary medical degree or primary healthcare degree are eligible to sign up to the physician and healthcare professional programmes respectively. We recognise that some careers follow non-standard routes. If you do not fit one of these categories but are still interested in studying then please contact us directly to discuss eligibility.