Assessing and Treating Low Muscle Mass and Malnutrition Short Course

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Course Expires November 10, 2026
Credits: 4.0
Accreditations: CDR
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Review a summary of the latest research and recommendations for identifying and treating low muscle mass and malnutrition with this self-study short course!

The required reading for this course presents a summary of the latest research and recommendations for identifying and treating low muscle mass and malnutrition.

A case-study based CPE examination helps the reader apply information in the course to their work setting and patient population. This course is appropriate for registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic students, and educators.

Purchasing Options: This is available as eDocument plus CPE Test only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Interpret and apply learnings from evidence-based literature on assessing and treating low muscle mass and malnutrition.
  2. Select valid and reliable tools and approaches based on the data to conduct low muscle mass and malnutrition assessments.
  3. Collect and analyze anthropometric and body composition data on muscle mass to support nutrition diagnoses.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 179756 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed

CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

      • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.
      • 10.2.1 Selects valid and reliable tools to conduct comprehensive nutrition assessments.
      • 10. 2.6 Collects and analyzes anthropometric and body composition data to contribute to nutrition diagnoses.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 12 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Advances in muscle health and nutrition: A toolkit for healthcare professionals. Clin Nutr (a link to the article is included in the downloadable course document).

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.

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This self study course and required reading clearly identify the concern of low muscle mass and malnutrition in a wide variety of individuals. The exceptional presentation of this research information is vital for dietitians working in all areas of practice.
- Assessing and Treating Low Muscle Mass and Malnutrition
Sue Linja, RDN, LD

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