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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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  • Demonstrate understanding of which behaviour change techniques are suitable for use within brief interventions
  • Differentiate between effective/ineffective communication styles for behaviour change
  • Identify features of fad diets
  • Identify common dietary misconceptions relating to dietary management of type 2 diabetes and heart disease
  • Identify referral opportunities and pathways for Medical Nutrition Therapy

Week 1: Behaviour Change – putting it into practice
Week 2: Common Dietary Misconceptions
Week 3: Referring for Medical Nutrition Therapy

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
University of Newcastle
Lee Ashton
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.