Postgraduate Certificate in Nutrition & Metabolic Disorder

 



Introduction

Obesity is a disturbingly increasing global public health issue. Numerous countries worldwide have witnessed an increase in the prevalence of obesity in the last few decades, probably due to urbanisation, deskbound lifestyle, and a rise in consumption of high-calorie processed food.

This course equips delegates with the knowledge, conceptual framework and tools necessary to understand the mechanism of metabolic diseases.

 

Course Outcome

After completion of this course, learners should be able to;

  • Critically analyse the genetic background, clinical presentation, pathophysiology and prognosis of metabolic disorders that depend on dietary treatment.
  • Critically evaluate the complex dietary therapies needed for correcting metabolic derangement for long term safety and optimal growth.
  • Evaluate strategies required for emergency dietary treatment during metabolic decompensation.
  • Evaluate the role of multidisciplinary team in the management of metabolic disorder and their the key elements needed to improve their effectiveness.

 

Course Content

  • Principles of Endocrinology
  • Adolescent and Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Endocrine Diseases in adults
  • Endocrine Diseases in Children
  • Metabolic health and pregnancy
  • Gut Microbiota
  • Polyphenols and Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Control of Obesity
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Health, disease, and nutrition
  • Dietetic management of metabolic disorders
  • Metabolic risk factors
  • Disorder of nutrition
  • Disorder of lipid metabolism
  • Disorder of calcium metabolism and bone
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Inborn errors of metabolism in adults

Teaching Methods

Interactive Lectures conducted online, Problem-solving exercise and case-based learning through a VLE platform.  Course materials, including lecture notes and Power Point presentation, and other programme materials will be provided electronically.

 

Assessment

Formative and Summative assessment. Learners would provide feedback via 1000 word written essay after each module and a 4000 written summative essay.

Eligible

Clinical Nutritionists, Nurses, Midwives