By 2022, 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 is an online education platform that delivers training courses to health professionals on the topic of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. With the Crohn’s and colitis community spread out across the country, our approach to professional education will make it possible for patients from Perth to Hobart to be supported by healthcare workers who are familiar with their treatment needs.
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Introducing Our Course
Nutrition and IBD for Dietitians

For patients with inflammatory bowel disease, proper nutritional care can be life-changing – and even lifesaving.

Conditions like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can make it hard to properly ingest, digest, and absorb food and water. Because of this, they need to be managed carefully to keep patients as healthy as possible, and to prevent or alleviate nutrition-related complications like malnutrition and obstruction.

After completing this course, you will walk away with a greater understanding of the role of nutritional care in IBD, as well as a deeper insight into the science behind IBD pathophysiology and treatment.

Nutrition and IBD for Dietitians is designed to provide you with IBD-specific knowledge that you can apply in your practice as a dietitian.

What are the benefits of doing this course?

GutSmart is a flexible online approach to learning that you can fit around your work and life.

This course includes:

  • 6 evidence-based modules on nutrition, IBD, and related topics,
  • Case-studies, quizzes, and glossaries to support your learning, and
  • Extra links to hours of resources and recommended readings.

Additionally, this course may count towards 15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.

What will you learn about?

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Understand the biological processes behind the development and presentation of IBD
  • Explore the diagnosis and treatment of IBD, including medical, surgical, and nutritional strategies
  • Apply this insight to the dietetic management of IBD patients, both throughout the patient journey and in a variety of disease contexts
  • Identify and reflect on the different nutritional therapies used to treat inflammation, complications, and symptoms
  • Apply knowledge of the biology, diagnosis, and treatment of coeliac disease to its dietetic management
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1800 138 029

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

Address: 4/363 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell Victoria 3124