In 2023, more than 100,000
Australians will live with either
Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis

At Crohn’s & Colitis Australia we have made it our mission to ensure that every person has access to the care and support that they need.
About GutSmart

GutSmart delivers online training courses for health professionals on the topic of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The Crohn’s and Colitis community is spread out across the country, and no matter where they live, we want them to be supported by healthcare workers understand their treatment needs.

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Introducing Our Courses

At Crohn’s & Colitis Australia, we know that holistic care can have a huge and positive impact on people living with and managing their Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

There is more to living well with IBD than medication and medical tests. Your diet, your social supports, and every other aspect of your life can influence how you experience IBD – and this means that healthcare workers from different professions, working together, can make a real difference in the lives of their patients.  

Nutrition and IBD for Dietitians

In our course for dietitians, you will learn about the role of nutritional management in helping people with IBD to live and thrive with their condition.

Whether you’re providing guidance on food choices during a disease flare, or supporting someone through nutritional therapies to treat their gut inflammation, increasing your knowledge of IBD and its management will help to improve access to dietetic support for people with IBD around Australia.  

Nutrition and IBD for Dietitians is designed to provide you with IBD-specific knowledge that you can apply in your practice as an Accredited Practicing Dietitian.

Psychological Health In IBD

The ups and downs of living with and managing IBD can be incredibly stressful, as can navigating its uncomfortable and unpredictable symptoms. What’s more, there is a biological connection that exists between a person’s brain and their gut, so mental health and gut health are often closely intertwined.

For these reasons, a psychologist can play a key role in supporting someone with IBD and helping them to thrive with their condition. By learning more about psychological support in IBD, you will improve access to mental health care for the Crohn’s and colitis community.

Psychological Health In IBD is designed to provide you with an IBD-specific knowledge that you can apply in your practice as a registered psychologist.  

IBD For GPs and Physicians

IBD for GPs and Physicians is designed to provide general practitioners, general physicians, gastroenterologists and surgeons with IBD-specific foundational and advanced knowledge that you can apply in your practice.  

In this course you will learn about early detection of IBD, early intervention, therapies, referral and triage, management of IBD and preventative health care, multidisciplinary team-based care, and managing complex IBD issues.  

Learning materials include: 

  • Online self-directed modules 
  • Workshops 
  • Webinars 
  • Resources 

Self-directed modules and workshops have CPD points allocated.  

Other Great Courses

IBD for GPs and Physicians

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Psychological Health in IBD

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Nutrition and IBD for Dietitians

Reach Out & Get In Touch

1800 138 029

Available from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon-Fri)

Address: 4/363 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell Victoria 3124