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Nutrition learning plan

5.75 credits

Malnutrition, nut allergy, and vitamin D intake, as well as red flags in weight gain and loss of appetite, are covered in this learning plan for GPs and other healthcare professionals.

The range of topics covered reflects the knowledge and skills that primary healthcare professionals need when advising patients on nutrition.

Each educational activity provides key learning points and a post-test so you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan or select individual modules to meet your identified learning needs. CPD credits can be claimed on each module.




Audio

Identifying and treating malnutrition in primary care

Dr Rachel Pryke discusses malnutrition in general practice, covering which patients are at risk, how to assess patients and what management strategies to employ. This audio and slide presentation was made at MIMS Learning Live 2017.

0.50 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest BSACI guidance on nut allergy

Dr Jessica Garner describes how to implement the first comprehensive guidance on nut allergy including peanut allergy and tree nut allergy.

1.00 Credits
Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on eating disorders

Dr Sally Higginbottom describes the latest NICE guidance on eating disorders.

1.00 Credits
Knowledge

Vitamin D deficiency

Around 50% of adults have low vitamin D levels. Dr Louise R Newson discusses investigation and prevention of vitamin D deficiency in primary care.

1.00 Credits
Clinical Interview

Lifestyle change and obesity Q&A

GP and chair of GPs Interested in Nutrition Group, Dr Rachel Pryke advises on the GP’s role in talking to patients and signposting, and offers useful resources on weight management.

0.25 Credits
Red flags

Unintentional weight gain - red flag symptoms

Dr Rupesh Amin considers red flag symptoms in unintentional weight gain and explores possible serious causes such as Cushing’s syndrome or hypothyroidism.

0.50 Credits
Red flags

Loss of appetite - red flag symptoms

Dr Pipin Singh discusses red flag symptoms in patients with loss of appetite and considers the importance of taking a detailed history. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include possible causes and further investigations to consider.

0.50 Credits
Knowledge

Weight faltering and failure to thrive

Dr Kathryn Deakin and Professor Mary Rudolf look at at weight faltering, a common cause for concern in young children.

1.00 Credits