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Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy

Help your patients use foods and nutrition to assist in conceiving and achieving good pregnancy outcomes.

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Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy
This course is part of the Using Food as Medicine in Healthcare Practice program, which will enable you to learn how to use food as medicine in healthcare practice .

Understand the role of food and nutrition in fertility and pregnancy

On this course for healthcare professionals, you will explore the latest evidence surrounding the role of nutrition on fertility and pregnancy outcomes. You will focus on two main topics: foods and fertility, and foods and pregnancy.

Foods and fertility will focus on optimising nutrition for fertility and pre-conception, including topics like the effect of food on reproductive health and dietary recommendations to improve fertility. Foods and Pregnancy will explore topics including requirements during pregnancy, and optimising gestational weight gain.

What topics will you cover?

  • The link between food and fertility
  • The effect of preconception food and diet
  • Weight and fertility
  • Dietary recommendations to improve ovulation and fertility
  • The physiology of pregnancy and nutrient metabolism
  • Weight management during pregnancy
  • Nutrient requirements during pregnancy
  • Food recommendations during pregnancy

Who is this accredited by?

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation:

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners:

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Generate a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to managing women peri-conception and during pregnancy
  • Describe the role of pre-conception nutrition in terms of fertility, foetal development and adult health
  • Provide evidence based food recommendations to improve ovulation and fertility
  • Define dietary recommendations for pregnancy and define strategies for achieving
  • Promote optimal nutrition pre-conception and during pregnancy by developing/providing handouts to women interested in having a family/considering conception. (Systems based patient safety learning outcome)

Who is the course for?

Places in this course are limited to 100, so please register early to avoid disappointment.

This course has been designed for healthcare professionals, specifically medical specialists, general practitioners and nurses.

However, the course may be of benefit to healthcare professionals such as dietitians and nutritionists with a background in nutrition, who may like a ‘refresher’ in this area of study.

You should have a good knowledge of science, medicine and healthcare practice.

Accrediting bodies and professional associations who have recognised this course

This course is recognised by:

  • The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners: Accredited by Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Accreditation Program for CPD

    • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF): this online educational activity is endorsed by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) Federal Office. Completion attracts 8 CPD hours.

    • Association for Nutrition (AfN): endorsed for CPD.

This activity has been endorsed by the Association for Nutrition for the continual professional development of nutrition professionals. This AfN quality assurance mark identifies this activity as a reputable, evidence-based training in nutrition science.

  • British Dietetic Association (BDA): endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity.

If you have any questions on the course, its accreditation/endorsement or how it may relate to your professional healthcare practice we encourage you to email your questions to base.nutrition@monash.edu


Who will you learn with?

Gary is Professor and Head of Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food at Monash University. He is interested in dietary phytochemicals and health.

Nicole is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with experience in clinical dietetics and research. She has a PhD in Nutrition Science and has research interests in diabetes and fertility

Melissa is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist involved in research and teaching at Monash, along with working in private practice. She specialises in nutritional genomics.

Who developed the course?

Monash University

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading universities, ranked in the world’s top 1% by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It was established in Melbourne in 1958.

  • Established

    1958
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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