Tutored Online CPD

Advances in Nutrition (Sep 2024)

£205.00 Ex VAT


Start: 
16th September 2024
CPD:    10 hours (UK), 10 points (AUS, NZ) over 4 / 6 weeks
Level:  Intermediate

 

Description

This course is aimed at nurses working in general practice

 

Week 1

Diabetes Mellitus

In this first week, we will be looking at diabetic cats and dogs and how nutrition plays a very large role in stabilisation of blood glucose. In dogs, we will look at how manipulation of different types of fibre can influence it. Cats are completely different when it comes to diabetes, not just in what to feed them. We will look at low carbohydrate, higher fat and protein diets, and how these can be used for obesity control and aid with the diabetes

 

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

  • Understand how diets for dogs and cats differ for diabetic patients
  • Explain how specific nutrients affect metabolism and insulin requirements
  • Establish safe weight loss in the diabetic cat

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Nicola = 55 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice quiz = 10 minutes

Week 2

Cardiac Disease

In the second week, we will look at the ACVIM consensus statement and how we can build this into nutrition for dogs. We will look at the recent evidence for cardiac diets and how the heart cells have been shown to respond to different energy sources. We will also look at the evidence surrounding those dogs that are developing DCM on grain free diets

 

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

  • Understand the nutritional requirements for the cardiac patient
  • Describe how to prevent cardiac cachexia
  • Understand the issues with fad diets and DCM

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Nicola = 40 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Written task (clinical case scenario – nutritional plan) = 60 minutes (to be submitted before 5pm Friday week 4)
  • Multiple choice quiz = 10 minutes

Week 3

Hepatic Disease

Hepatic disease in cats and dogs can be very complex depending on the cause. We will look at the feeding of puppies with portosystemic shunts and why we use diets with specific nutrients.  We will then discuss those animals with raised liver parameters and how we can help them, using diets and supplements

 

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

  • Understand how certain nutrients can exacerbate the clinical signs of portosystemic shunts
  • Explain how supplements can be used in animals with liver disease
  • Describe the nutrient requirements of cats and dogs with liver disease

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Nicola = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice quiz = 10 minutes

Week 4

Dermatological Diets

In this last week, we will look at all the different diets that are available for dogs and cats that have dermatological issues.  We will investigate nutrigenomic diets, novel protein diets and hydrolysed diets and discuss when to use each one

 

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

 

  • Understand the difference between diets aimed at animals with dermatological issues
  • Conduct feeding trials for dermatological cases
  • Explain how supplements can be used to improve skin conditions

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Nicola = 55 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice quiz = 10 minutes

 

The course will be fully tutored by Nicola Lakeman, and will consist of 10 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.  This course is tutored for 4 weeks, followed by a two week extension of untutored ‘catch up’ time, before the course officially ends.

 

All delegates will then have unlimited lifetime access to the learning material for future reference

12 reviews for Advances in Nutrition (Sep 2024)

  1. Emily O

    Excellent course looking at nutrition in greater detail for certain conditions.

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  2. Lauren W

    I really enjoyed this course and I learnt a lot of new information that I can easily bring into my practice.

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Newly qualified <2 years - UK)

  3. Aleksandra W

    I found the course very informative and learned a lot of new things that I’m going to utilize in practice.

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate level
    (Newly qualified (<2 years) - UK)

  4. Amy R

    A very informative course with lost of relevant information that can be taken back to practice. A lot of information that was new to me and good to know and understand.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  5. Lorna R

    Very informative, well structured.

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice <5 years 0 UK)

  6. Caroline S

    Very happy with the format and content of the course.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  7. Rachel D

    very informative

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  8. Kahleigh C

    The course was very in depth, I learnt a lot from this.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  9. Kimberley D

    Great. Good sideshows. Well presented tutorials. Packed full of information.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  10. Laura M

    Realy useful information to use and take back to practice

    Rated: Advanced level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years / referral – UK)

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Speaker

Nicola Lakeman MSc, BSc (Hons), Cert SAN, Cert ECC, VTS (Nutrition), A1 V1 C-SQP Hons, RVN
Nutrition Manager, IVC Evidensia

 

Nicola works as the Nutrition Manager for IVC Evidensia. Nicola graduated from Hartpury College with an honours degree in Equine Science, and subsequently qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002. Nicola has written for many veterinary publications and textbooks and is the editor of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing. Nicola is one of the Consultant Editors for The Veterinary Nurse. Nicola has won the BVNA / Blue Cross award for animal welfare, the SQP Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the SQP Nutritional Advisor of the Year. Nicola has recently gained her Master’s degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing with Glasgow University.

CPD Hours

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.

AVNAT

Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 10 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

 

This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 10 CPD points.

 

Information

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 each Monday morning, 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 later that same day.   Furthermore, all the course material 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, but the time spent will count towards your CPD hours

 

After 6 weeks, the course will be complete and there will be no further opportunity to gain the certificate or CPD hours, however, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the tutorials, further reading and quizzes for future reference.  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’

Levels

This course has been listed as ‘Intermediate’ level

 

All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!

 

The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:

 

Introduction
– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

Intermediate
– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

Advanced
– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice

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You will earn 205 Pawprint Points (£20.50 website credit) when you purchase this course

 

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Invoice

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Please ask your practice manager or accounts department to visit the website, register an account in their own name, and during checkout, complete the ‘delegate name’ and ‘delegate email’ sections with your personal details.  We will then register you a personal account on your behalf, and transfer the course booking over to your new personal account.  We will of course email you all the information you need to access this new account and your CPD course.

 

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