A diet low in fermentable short chain carbohydrates (FODMAPs) has been shown to be clinically effective in minimising the symptoms of functional gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome. The low FODMAP diet originated in Australia and has been successfully adapted to the UK.
This comprehensive online course has been set up to train registered dietitians on how to successfully deliver and implement the low FODMAP diet for optimal efficacy.
This course is taught with recorded lectures.
There are two course dates planned over the next 12 months. Clicking on the Apply button will take you to the application page.
The course will start on Tuesday 12 March 2024 and will close on Tuesday 23 July 2024.
Applications are open.
Applications will open in March 2024.
Course duration: 19 weeks
The course comprises approximately 24 hours of direct learning with an additional 14 hours of self-directed learning to be completed within 19 weeks.
It is advised that delegates complete all topics up to and including FODMAP restriction (approximately 20 hours of time commitment) within the first 4 weeks and continue to work through the rest of the course at regular intervals to enable optimal experiential learning.
The direct learning comprises a series of short lectures, expert talking heads interactions and dietitian appointment videos divided into distinct topics. These can be viewed at your own pace either a few minutes or hours at a time or setting aside a full day to complete several topics together.
The self-directed learning includes case studies, quizzes and additional reading within some of the course topics and a dedicated section on experiential learning. The experiential learning is where you advise a patient on the low FODMAP diet (in your own clinical setting), undertake your own FODMAP restriction and report back in an online forum discussion within a dedicated small group of up to 10 delegates.
All lectures are recorded. There are no taught sessions. This is a self-learning course.
Upon completion of all activities, participants will be awarded a King's College London Certificate of Attendance.
Several live interactive sessions will be held for dietitians to ask the experts questions from the course. A recording of these sessions will be made available for those who can't attend.
This course will provide an integrated approach to the clinical and dietary management of patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders with particular reference to the role of FODMAPs.
Through case studies and problem centred learning, participants will develop their skills in producing nutrition care plans. Online lectures, forum discussions on clinical cases and case studies based on practice examples will develop a deeper knowledge of the role of diet, including FODMAPs in functional gastrointestinal disorders.
In particular the course will:
- Provide an introduction to the medical management of functional gastrointestinal disorders
- Discuss the mechanisms for FODMAPs and the different stages of the low FODMAP diet
- Provide opportunities to learn how to manage the dietary needs of complex patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders
- Discuss long term management of functional gastrointestinal disorders
You must be a registered dietitian to join this course.
This course is designed for qualified dietitians in clinical practice who regularly see patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders. Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of functional gastrointestinal disorders, so that they are able to apply the course to their own area of clinical practice.
UK dietitians: you will need to provide evidence of your registration with the HCPC as part of your application.
International dietitians: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain dietitian's recognition approval before applying to the course.
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