Study Resources & Textbooks

STUDYING AT NATURE CARE COLLEGE

Making learning accessible and optimising the learning experience for everyone regardless of their geographic location is our aim. With this in mind the majority of Course Programs are delivered largely through a convenient online virtual classroom.

Nature Care's virtual classroom is accessed through the colleges secure online Student Portal which you can access day and night 7 days a week.

Via the Student Portal you'll have access to one of the world's most popular learning management systems called Moodle.  Your course material, learning guide and assessment pack together with all the learning resources you need to successfully graduate from your chosen course are all accessible through the Student Portal.

All subjects have a scheduled class time. You can choose to attend the class live in our virtual classroom OR watch the recording and review the course content at your leisure in line with your own weekly study schedule. You have the flexibility of choosing your preferred study option each week, and you can even do both!

Each class recording is available for the whole duration of term to optimise your learning experience.

 

COMPULSORY TEXTBOOKS

Some subjects require you to purchase a textbook alongside your provided course resources. Compulsory textbooks are listed on the individual Unit of Study Outlines.

A comprehensive textbook list, including supplier information, can be found on our website.

 

COLLEGE ONLINE STUDY RESOURCES

In addition to the above, Nature Care College also subscribes to a number of online databases that can be easily accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

They are available for staff and enrolled students on a password basis.  Passwords are updated at the beginning of each term and can be accessed via the Useful Student Resources section in the Student Portal.

The online databases are an essential part of your studies, providing relevant and current information to support your learning needs.

Online tutorials are linked below but if you need further assistance, please email library@naturecare.com.au to schedule a phone or Zoom tutorial.

Some basic hints for research skills can be found here.

 

COLLEGE DATABASES

Important: 11/9/2020 Term 3 passwords are now active

ProQuest Beginner's Tutorial         

 Includes the following databases:

  1. Health & Medical Collection
    In-depth coverage from leading biomedical publications.

  2. Nursing & Allied Health Database
    Reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more.

  3. Health Management Database
    Relevant resources for anyone interested in the business of running a health organization.

  4. Psychology Database
    Key information from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications.

  5. Public Health Database
    A global resource for students, faculty, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and all others involved in the study of population and public health.

  6. Family Health Database
    Journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

  7. MEDLINE® (Citations only)
    A bibliographic database produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
     

​Natural Medicines Tutorial

Designed for practitioners in the complementary and holistic medicine areas, as well as interested individuals, it has a wealth of information in several sections.
Natural Medicines includes over 1500 monographs on herbs, vitamins and minerals, supplements and foods, as well as complementary and alternative treatments, including specialized diets.
Each monograph is also available as patient handout in a number of languages.
In addition to the monographs, Natural Medicines also includes a database of commercially available dietary supplements, comparisons of effectiveness of substances and treatments and details of interactions of different substances.

 

OTHER FREE ONLINE RESOURCES

PubMed is an online database comprising more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites (summary taken from the website)

 
 

WIFI NETWORK

The college has a WIFI network throughout the campus for students to use.

 

 

 

 

 

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