Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy - PDM1109

Understand the role of food and nutrition in fertility and pregnancy

On this course for healthcare professionals, you will explore the latest evidence surrounding the role of nutrition on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. You will focus on two main topics: foods and fertility, and foods and pregnancy.

Foods and fertility will focus on optimising nutrition for fertility and pre-conception, including topics like the effect of food on reproductive health and dietary recommendations to improve fertility. Foods and Pregnancy will explore topics including requirements during pregnancy, and optimising gestational weight gain.

Fees

$299

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

  • Generate a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to managing women peri-conception and during pregnancy.
  • Describe the role of pre-conception nutrition in terms of fertility, foetal development and adult health.
  • Provide evidence based food recommendations to improve ovulation and fertility.
  • Define dietary recommendations for pregnancy and define strategies for achieving.
  • Promote optimal nutrition pre-conception and during pregnancy by developing/providing handouts to women interested in having a family/considering conception. (Systems based patient safety learning outcome).

Food as Medicine - Food Fertility and Pregnancy

Places in this course are limited to 100, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

This course has been designed for healthcare professionals, specifically medical specialists, general practitioners and nurses.

However, the course may be of benefit to healthcare professionals such as dietitians and nutritionists with a background in nutrition, who may like a ‘refresher’ in this area of study.

You should have a good knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

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 30th May, 2018.

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  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF): this online educational activity is endorsed by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) Federal Office. Completion attracts 8 CPD hours.
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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.