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  •   Version: 1.0
  •   Review due: December 2018

This resource is for multidisciplinary clinicians working in cancer services in the hospital and community setting. It is designed to improve awareness, recognition and understanding of malnutrition and to ultimately improve screening and earlier management of this high risk patient group.


About

This course presents information about the aetiology, prevalence, risk factors, screening and multidisciplinary management of cancer malnutrition.


Modules

These resources are currently under review. 

This module discusses the causes and contributors to cancer malnutrition, consequences of cancer malnutrition and the cost of malnutrition. We also cover the benefits of screening and early intervention.

Assessment title
  Malnutrition in cancer

This module will look at the impact of cancer and treatments as well as multidisciplinary teams and screening and flags. It also covers nutritional intervention and looks at some case studies.

Assessment title
  Malnutrition in cancer

This module will discuss the prevalence of malnutrition in people with cancer, outline causes and contributors and list the consequences of cancer malnutrition. It will also outline the cost and benefits of screening and early prevention.

Assessment title
  Malnutrition in cancer

This module describes the prevalence of malnutrition in people with cancer, outlines the causes and contributors to cancer malnutrition and lists the consequences. It outlines the cost and benefits of screening and early intervention.

Assessment title
  Malnutrition in cancer

This module describes the prevalence of malnutrition in people with cancer, outlines the causes and contributors to cancer malnutrition and lists the consequences. It outlines the cost and benefits of screening and early intervention.

Assessment title
  Malnutrition in cancer

Additional Information


This information has satisfied the requirements for the Dietitians Association of Australia’s process of endorsement.

For expert nutrition and dietary advice contact an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD). Visit ‘Find an Accredited Practising Dietitian’ at www.daa.asn.au or call 1800 812 942. 

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What you will be able to

  • Improved understanding of cancer malnutrition – aetiology, prevalence, risk factors, screening and multidisciplinary management 
  • Enhanced screening and management of cancer malnutrition
  • Understand how cancer malnutrition can affect different individuals and patient groups
  • Gain access to evidence-based information, factsheets and resources

Who is this course for?

Multidisciplinary clinicians working with cancer patients in the hospital and community settings.

 

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