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132911 - Foundations of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine - Part 2 (e-learning)

  • : Online


Introduce General Practitioners to the evidence-based foundation principles of nutritional and environmental medicine, as they relate to human health and disease states. Lectures will focus on nutritional biochemistry, key nutrients, common nutritional deficiencies that may be associated with specific diseases, and the role diet may have in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.

Relevance to General Practice

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia, accounting for 90% of all deaths in 2011. 

A key focus of the Australian health system therefore is the prevention and better management of chronic disease to improve health outcomes. Many common chronic diseases are amenable to preventive measures such as changes in behaviour, including dietary and environmental exposures. These changes are important in improving chronic disease health outcomes. If left unchecked, trends in chronic disease risk factors will lead to increasing numbers of people living with chronic diseases. 
The aim of this training is to support the critical need to integrate evidence-based nutritional and environmental medicine into routine medical care to achieve improved patient health outcomes.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify current evidence-based dietary strategies that may assist in the prevention of cancer.
  • List the main female sex hormones and recall the specific function and co-factors for production.
  • Discuss the potential impacts of environmental pollutants and toxicants on short and long-term health outcomes.
  • Develop a checklist of nutritional deficiencies and dietary-related factors that may be impacting on an individual's health and wellness status.
  • Identify the role of diet, nutrition and environmental toxins in the aetiology and management of immune dysfunction.
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    132911 - Foundations of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine - Part 2 (e-learning)
    12 hours
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