This is a 3 hour course run by dietitian, Helen Gibbs.

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Loss of muscle mass and weight is not an inevitable part of healthy aging.  Unplanned weight loss increases the risk of mortality and morbidity in adults over 50 years.

The aim of this course is to 

-examine the risk factors for signs and symptoms of malnutrition.

-evaluate ways of including routine screening for unplanned weight loss into the management of older high risk patients.

-provide appropriate information on "food first" interventions to be used prior to oral nutritional supplements eg Ensure Fortisip or referral to dietitian services.