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Faltering Growth course for General Practitioners

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session will familiarise you with the various ways a child may present with growth faltering. It will demonstrate how to evaluate and manage the situation yourself and when to refer on for more specialist input.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify a range of factors associated with weight faltering
  • Explain what should be done if you have any concerns about a child’s health
  • Identify what information can be obtained from a dietary assessment and make recommendations based on this
  • Identify the main features to observe at mealtimes and provide feedback to parents
  • State when and why you should refer the child on to other agencies

That is why it is so important that we work sensitively and confidently with families, correctly identifying the nature of the difficulties and providing advice that will start to address them, rather than heightening the anxieties of the family further.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should complete these sessions:

Completed sessions:

  • 08 Growth and Nutrition/08_07 Weighing and Measuring Infants and Children
  • 08 Growth and Nutrition/08_08 Growth Charts and their Interpretation
Instructors / Speakers
Fauzia Khan,
Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics, Leeds

Dr Khan is an Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics, Leeds, where she has worked as part of the Growth and Nutrition Service since 1997. She has obtained, and taught on, the Masters in Child Health at the University of Leeds and published material on faltering growth.

Faltering Growth course for General Practitioners
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Maternal-child
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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