This Course will help you to identify risk factors for malnutrition and methods in which to identify potential members of our society who may be suffering from this condition.
- List the risk factors for malnutrition
- State methods to identify and measure malnutrition
- Explain the effect of malnutrition on health
- Describe ways to treat or prevent malnutrition
No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.
Dr Sandra Iuliano-Burns (PhD) is a researcher at the University of Melbourne based at Austin Health. Her work focuses on the benefits of improved nutrition on falls and fracture risk in the elderly, especially those in aged care. Her current trial involves 60 aged-care facilities throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria and it is providing valuable insight into the rates of malnutrition in the elderly in aged care, the causes, effects and potential remedies.