• Length:
    3 Weeks
  • Effort:
    2–3 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Instructor-led on a course schedule

About this course

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If you are a doctor, nurse, allied health professional or health worker wanting to improve your knowledge and communication skills related to nutrition in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you. We will arm you with the information and skills you need to more effectively convey evidence-based brief advice to your patients.

This course builds on our previous course, NUTx1 – Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key concepts, and has a strong focus on developing and applying skills in brief nutrition-related communication of key messages to support prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

You will learn key concepts related to effective brief communication of nutrition messages, common misconceptions in the about diet with regard to prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and when referral to a dietitian for medical nutrition therapy is warranted.

What you'll learn

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  • Differentiate between effective and ineffective nutrition communication styles
  • Demonstrate understanding of brief counselling for behaviour change
  • Identify appropriate language for use when discussing health risk and chronic disease
  • Identify features of fad diets and misconceptions relating to diet for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Identify referral opportunities and pathways for Medical Nutrition Therapy

Week 1: Counselling and brief communication skills
Week 2: Nutrition misconceptions
Week 3: Referral pathways

Meet your instructors

Clare E. Collins
Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Newcastle
Tracy Burrows
Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics
University of Newcastle
Rebecca Haslam
Doctor
University of Newcastle
Lee Ashton
Doctor
University of Newcastle

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Frequently asked questions

I’m not a health professional – is this course suitable for me?

This course is suitable for anyone interested in the evidence-base behind the nutritional management of chronic disease. This course is particularly suitable for health professionals looking to provide brief nutrition messages to their patients.

I haven’t completed NUTx1 – Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key concepts – can I still complete this course successfully?

We strongly encourage you to complete NUTx1 before moving onto this course.