Gluten intolerance, celiac disease, IBS, Crohn’s, colitis and diverticulosis cause nutrition deficiencies, bone disease, autoimmune problems and hematological diseases. The goal of this course is to provide a better understanding of GI diseases and nutrition management and education tools. Resources for more information, including how to find dietitians specializing in celiac disease and gluten related disorders are included. Updates throughout this course cover symptoms, diagnosis, nutritional implications and treatment, with special focus on gluten-free diets.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the basic function of the GI tract; the absorption sites in the GI tract for specific vitamins, minerals and other nutrients; and the role of probiotics in GI tract function
- Explain the basic pathophysiology of irritable bowel diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease and celiac disease
- Discuss how gut-associated lymphoid tissue, antigen tolerance and autoantibodies relate to the development of inflammatory bowel disease
- Describe the role of probiotics in treating inflammatory bowel disease
- Compare and contrast Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including etiology, pathology, diagnosis, nutritional concerns and treatment
- Design one diet for a patient with Crohn’s disease who does not require surgery and one for a Crohn’s patient who has a resection of the large intestine
- Compare and contrast the various presentations of celiac disease, including symptoms, organs and body systems that are involved
- Discuss the nutritional deficiencies common in celiac disease and develop a plan to address these deficiencies
- Explain the basic components of a gluten-free diet and barriers to compliance with the diet
- Develop a Medical Nutrition Therapy treatment plan for a patient with celiac disease and gluten intolerance
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians and health educators.
Health educators: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 9.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: CA0084 (98709) for 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2015, 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.
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