Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key Concepts

17 Feb 2021 from 12:00am - 10 Mar 2021 until 12:00am

Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals. Image of Professor Clare Collins

If you are a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional looking to improve your knowledge of the role of nutrition communication in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you.

  • Location: Free Online Short Course
  • Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Effort: 2-3 hours per week
  • Cost: FREE - Certificate for US$49
  • Subject: Food and Nutrition

About this course

We will arm you with the information and skills you need to effectively convey evidence-based brief nutrition messages to your patients.

You will learn the key concepts central to dietary patterns for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, how to talk about diet-related health, and identify the key features of healthy diets.

What you'll learn

  • Identify differences between primary and secondary prevention of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Identify nutrition-related risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Recognise clinical markers relevant to nutrition management
  • Identify differences between, and limitations of, dietary assessment methods
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the hierarchy of nutrition messages in the management of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Identify dietary patterns relevant to reducing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk
  • Identify barriers and facilitators to changing diet specific to chronic disease
  • Demonstrate an understanding of behaviour change models and techniques.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Prevention and management

Week 2: Nutrition-assessment and intervention

Week 3: Communication and behaviour change.

Meet the instructors

Professor Clare Collins


  • Online

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