Medical Nutrition Therapy in Bariatric Surgery

The DAA Centre for Advanced Learning (CAL) and Obesity Surgery Society of Australia & New Zealand (OSSANZ) have partnered to create a Professional Certificate in Medical Nutrition Therapy in Bariatric Surgery.

The 3-day short course features both introductory and advanced modules and aims to educate and upskill participants in the basics and complexities of medical nutrition therapy for the bariatric surgical patient.  The modular format allows flexibility for participants who have differing learning needs. Participants may take a single module or both modules.

The introductory module provides an updated perspective of bariatric surgery in Australia and increases awareness of the complexities of management of the bariatric surgery recipient.

The advanced module provides participants with knowledge and experience of evidence based practice in bariatric surgery, with a particular focus on nutrition assessment and education, medical nutrition therapy, managing complications and long-term outcomes.

In order to attain the relevant certificate, participants need to complete course work and assessments, in addition to attending the full schedule for the module.

Suitable for

  • Dietitians
  • All members of the multidisciplinary team
  • GPs and other medical officers with a special interest in bariatric surgery
  • Module 1 is open to all members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Module 2 is specifically for dietitians with relevant experience

This course will enable you to

  • describe common medical and surgical procedures and processes for weight management in Australia;
  • identify surgical and medical therapies available for complicated weight management and characteristics of individuals suitable for referral for clinical assessment;
  • identify the role of the integrated health care team in optimising patient care.
  • identify and describe the role of medical nutrition therapy for all stages of the bariatric surgery patient including preoperative nutrition management, post-operative nutrition management, macro and micro nutrient targets and deficiencies, complications and weight regain.
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to adapt medical nutrition therapy specific to each bariatric surgery procedure.

Modules

There are two independent, progressive modules each building from the complexity of the previous. Participants may attend a single module or both modules.

Focusing on the Australian environment, this module provides an introduction to medical and surgical procedures, processes, and therapies available for complicated weight management; and highlights the roles of the integrated health care team who work together to optimise the patient experience.

This module is suitable for:

  • Student dietitians or health professionals
  • Dietitians with no previous or limited bariatric surgery experience
  • GPs, medical officers, and other health professionals with an interest in bariatric surgery

CPD Recognition

CPD hours can be logged if this course aligns with your APD Learning Goals.

Delegates attending this course will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Course Outline

  • Treatment and management of obesity
  • Bariatric surgery procedures, medical considerations, and medication
  • The integrated health care team
  • The patient experience
  • Nutritional management of the bariatric patient

Course Format

  • 1 day face to face course (lectures and workshops).

Cost

DAA members $399.00

Non-members $550.00

Upcoming courses

Thursday, 9 November 2017
Venue: Rendezvous Melbourne
328 Flinders Street
MELBOURNE Vic 3000 Australia

To register

Email learningcentre@daa.asn.au to register your interest.

This module provides knowledge and experience in evidence based practice in bariatric surgery, with a focus on nutrition assessment and education, medical nutrition therapy, managing complications and long-term outcomes.

This module is suitable for:

  • Dietitians with 2-3 years’ experience in dietetic management of bariatric surgery in the last 5 years.

CPD Recognition

CPD hours can be logged if this course aligns with your APD Learning Goals.

Dietitians attending this course will receive a Professional Certificate from DAA.

Course Outline

  • Pre- and post-operative nutrition management
  • Macro- and micro-nutrient concerns and management
  • Specific issues to consider for Adjustable Gastric Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-en Y Gastric Bypass, and Omega Loop Gastric Bypass
  • Nutritional care and management of critical illness, and for special populations
  • Nutrition counselling

Course Format

  • 2 day face to face course (lectures and workshops).

Cost

DAA members $699.00

Non-members $1200.00

Upcoming courses

Friday, 10 – Saturday, 11 November 2017
Venue: Rendezvous Melbourne
328 Flinders Street
MELBOURNE Vic 3000 Australia

To register

Email learningcentre@daa.asn.au to register your interest.