Clinical Nutrition (Apr 2021)

£200.00

4 week course (10 hours CPD), starting 26th April 2021 – Confirmed Running.

Description

This course is confirmed running.

 

This 4 week course will cover a range of clinical nutritional issues commonly encountered in first opinion practice.  These will include those animals (feline and canine) with renal disease, liver compromise, gastrointestinal disturbances, pancreatitis and urinary issues.

 

We will cover inappetence in animals and how to support these animals.  We will investigate the route cause of inappetence and how pharmaceutical and nutritional support can aid in increasing calorific and nutrient intake.  In all of these cases we will be looking at the evidence base behind the claims of diets and supplements and whether they are of benefit to our patients.

 

We will look at nutritional fashions and how to talk to clients about new trends that seem to be highlighted on-line almost continually.  In order to do this we will have some case studies to work through where we can discuss different options to the nutritional management.

 

Week 1

Nutritional Assessment and Calculations

  • How to perform a nutritional assessment
  • Calculate energy requirements and how much to feed
  • Treatment regimens for inappetence
  • Instigating nutritional support

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week delegates will be able to:

  • Perform a nutritional history and assessment of the animal
  • Calculate BER and RERs and apply this to how much to feed
  • Identify when nutritional support is required and how to do this

 

Week 2

Clinical Nutrition - Renal, Urinary, Liver and Cardiac

  • Clinical nutrition for renal, urinary, liver and cardiac disease
  • Look at each of the nutrient requirements for each of these management regimes

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the second week, delegates will be able to:

  • Make recommendations for clinical diets for renal, urinary, liver and cardiac disease
  • Understand the nutrient specifications for these diets
  • Be able to discuss the benefits of these diets

 

Week 3

Clinical Nutrition - Gastrointestinal and Pancreatitis

  • Clinical nutrition for gastrointestinal and pancreatitis
  • Look at each of the nutrient requirements for each of these management regimes

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the third week, delegates will be able to:

  • Make recommendations for clinical diets for range of gastrointestinal and pancreatitis
  • Understand the nutrient specifications for these diets
  • Be able to discuss the benefits of these diets

 

Week 4

Nutritional Supplements and Trends

  • Supplements
  • Nutritional trends (including raw and homecooked diets)

Learning Outcomes
By the end of the fourth week, delegates will be able to:

  • Make recommendations for supplements for the diseases discussed in weeks 3 and 4.
  • Look at the nutritional evidence behind nutritional fashions.
  • Discuss raw and home cooked feeding with clients.

 

The course will be fully tutored by Nicola Ackerman, and will consist of 10 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.

 

For some further information about our Online Tutored CPD courses - please open the guide below:

Nicola Ackerman

BSc (Hons), Cert SAN, Cert ECC, VTS (Nutrition), A1 V1 C-SQP Hons, RVN

HEAD MEDICINE NURSE, THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL GROUP LTD, PLYMOUTH

Nicola works as the Head Medicine Nurse at The Veterinary Hospital in Plymouth. Nicola is past officer of the BVNA and editor of Veterinary Nursing Journal, and is currently the chair of The Pet Obesity Taskforce. Nicola sits on the Veterinary Products Committee for the VMD. Nicola has written for many veterinary publications and textbooks, and has won several Veterinary Nursing Awards. Nicola gained the VTS in Nutrition in the summer of 2014.

 

This online course is worth 10 hours of CPD.

 

A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.

 

Upon purchase you will be registered to attend the course, for 4 weeks from the start date.  The course will consist of various interactive tasks and lessons, including quizzes, case studies, forum discussions and further reading material.

 

The course is fully tutored, with new material will be provided weekly, but the onus will be on the individual delegate to ensure that all tasks are fully complete.  The certificate will only be issued at the end of the course when all tasks have been accomplished.  Fewer CPD hours will be awarded at the the end of the course if there are unfinished tasks or there has been no contribution to the discussion forum, for example.

 

The course is fully flexible, and there are no weekly ‘deadlines’ – the lessons and tasks may be completed whenever is convenient for each delegate, and any live lessons with be recorded and made available in that format.   Furthermore, all the course material (excluding the interactive discussion forum) will be available for a further 2 weeks, to allow delegates the opportunity to catch up on missed lessons and tasks, or to take the opportunity to delve further into the suggested reading texts.  Please note however, that the course will not be tutored by the speaker during these final two weeks.

 

After 6 weeks, all learning material will be cleared from the delegate’s account, so please ensure any important course notes or information is saved to your personal computer before this time.  If you make any personal notes during the course using the ‘take notes’ app, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My CPD’.

 

For some further information about our Online Tutored CPD courses – please read our PDF guide to Online Tutored CPD