The aim of this one day course is to increase DSW’s knowledge about the role of nutrition and current dietary intakes in comparison to recommendations, to show the value of screening for malnutrition and, to show the principles of nutrition support in managing malnutrition and chronic diseases. 

To increase the dietetic support worker’s knowledge about the role of nutrition and current dietary intakes in comparison to recommendations in children and the effect of diet in common paediatric conditions, as well as the principles of nutrition screening, assessment and treatment in children.

The aim of the one day course is to provide an overview of best practice in group education facilitation and to provide an opportunity to enhance teaching skills through role plays and feedback as pertinent to the dietetic support worker

This one day course is aimed at dietetic support workers working in both acute and community settings. It will be suitable for those relatively new in post and as a useful update for those with some previous knowledge and experience. 

The day will cover the importance of good communication including communication and listening skills and the ‘Process of Change’. It will provide an introduction to motivating behaviour change and an opportunity to improve skills and competencies in specific areas such as one to one patient consultations.

This one day course is aimed at dietetic support workers working in both acute and community settings. It will be suitable for those relatively new in post and as a useful update for those with some previous knowledge and experience.

The day will cover the roles and responsibilities of the DSW, ethical practice and best practice.

This course is designed for both band 6 and 7 dietitians who have previously taken part in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Dietetic Management and Symptom Control course, or those with some experience in IBS who are looking to further their skills and dietetic practice and who wish to understand the main principles of the low FODMAP diet.

Learning Outcomes:.

  • Explain the background to low FODMAP diet
  •  Describe the mechanisms of action of FODMAPs
  •  Explain the principles of the low FODMAP diet
  •  Apply the restriction phase of low FODMAP diet in dietetic practice
  •  Apply the challenge phase of low FODMAP diet in dietetic practice
  •  Apply the challenge phase and personalisation phase of the low FODMAP diet.