Food as Medicine: Talking about Weight - PDM1107

Food as Medicine: Talking about Weight

Professional development short course

Grow your confidence in answering common weight management questions

The obesity crisis means that healthcare professionals talking confidently to patients about weight is more critical than ever.

This course has been designed for healthcare professionals by an international team of experts in nutrition and weight management from Monash University and Portsmouth Hospital, NHS Trust UK, including GPs and nurses.  The course will equip you with the latest information about weight management strategies, so you can feel more confident in having difficult conversation regarding weight with patients, and answering common nutrition and weight management related questions.

That this course is part of a program of five courses from Monash on Using Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice.

At a glance

Date

2021 Dates Coming Soon

Time

4 hours per week

Length

2 Weeks

Location

Online

Fees

$299

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Identify critical time points where interventions can have the most effect in the prevention of weight gain
  • Discuss factors that may assist patients to lose weight and prevent weight regain
  • Discuss factors that may drive weight regain in those who have lost weight and what health professionals can do to support weight loss maintenance
  • Engage effectively with patients and respond to common nutrition, food and weight management related questions

Food as Medicine - Talking about Weight

This course is recognised by:

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  • Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP): this activity has been approved/allocated 40 Category 1 points by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017 – 19 triennium.

In order to meet the RACGP QI&CPD Program requirements to receive 40 Category 1 points, RACGP members must complete all parts of this course, including the reinforcing activity by TBA.

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  • Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA): this activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of this educational activity entitles eligible participants to claim 6 CPD hours.
  • British Dietetic Association (BDA): endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity.

  • Association for Nutrition (AfN): endorsed for CPD.

Helen Truby

Helen is a Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics at Monash University.  Her professional background is paediatric dietetics and have research interests in clinical nutrition and metabolism.

Melissa Adamski

Melissa is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist involved in research and teaching at Monash, along with working in private practice. She specialises in nutritional genomics.

Denise Thomas

Denise is a registered practising dietitian currently Head of the Dietetic Service at Portsmouth NHS Trust in the UK. She specialises in medical and surgical management of morbid obesity.