Food as Medicine: Food, Exercise and the Gut - PDM1108

Improve your knowledge of the gut and how it's affected by food and exercise

The gut is a complex part of the human body, and can be affected by many different factors. It’s vital healthcare professionals have a solid understanding of how the gut works, and what can exacerbate or improve gut problems.

On this course you will grow your understanding of gut health and learn current information on food, exercise and its effects on the gastrointestinal tract. You will explore subjects like exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome and nutritional intervention - leaving the course with an improved understanding that you can apply in your practice.



Learning outcome:

  • Describe the different gastrointestinal symptoms experienced by individuals participating in sport and exercise, including the degree of incidence and severity.
  • Explain the concept of exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome, and the associated acute and chronic health implication.
  • Describe the key factors that exacerbate exercise-induced gastrointestinal syndrome.
  • Summarise the current evidence-based prevention and management strategies for exercise-associated gastrointestinal perturbations and symptoms.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of these prevention and management strategies.

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

This course is designed for healthcare professionals, specifically sports physicians and dietitians. It assumes knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

This course is recognised by:

  • Sports Dietitian Australia (SDA): Successful completion of this course will attract 20 SDA CPD Points for members.
  • Sports Nutrition Exercise Register (SENr)/British Dietetic Association (BDA): endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity.

Alan McCubbin

Alan is an Accredited Sports Dietitian with over 10 years experience working with athletes (mostly endurance sports), from beginners to Olympians. He is also involved in teaching and research Monash.

Ricardo Costa

Ricardo is a lecturer, researcher, practitioner and consultant in Extremes Physiology and Sports Dietetics, based at Monash University, with specialisation in exercise gastroenterology.