Medical Nutrition Therapy for Thyroid Disease Self-Study Course

Credits: 13
Course Expiration: January 3, 2024
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
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Learn to apply medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management of thyroid conditions with this new evidence-based course!

This continuing professional education self-study course includes required reading of The Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition Management of Thyroid Disease. This comprehensive reference provides information for dietitians, physicians, and other health care professionals that treat patients with thyroid disease. Using the most current evidence-based guidelines from the American Thyroid Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and available research, this guide addresses topics that include but are not limited to:

  • Thyroid function, weight regulation, and the role of iodine
  • Energy and nutrient requirements in thyroid disease
  • Diagnosis, medical management, and applying the nutrition care process to provide patient-centered nutrition care of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer
  • Awareness of additional interventions, including alternative treatments
  • Working with special populations, related conditions and issues, and prevention strategies
  • Sample food plans, low iodine diet guidelines, list of goitrogens, monitoring recommendations, suggested resources, and more

The book defines the role of nutrition and dietary supplements in thyroid pathology and provides information on their potential roles in management of thyroid conditions. The authors note that there are controversies related to treatment of thyroid patients and recognize and discuss the pros and cons of common alternative therapies.

This course is appropriate for nutrition and dietetics technicians, registered and registered dietitian nutritionists that have an interest in or career path that includes patients with thyroid disorders. A case-study based CPE exam allows the reader to apply information to their clinical setting as if implementing it into practice.

Purchasing Options: Course includes hard copy book, course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade. If you already have the book, use the “additional certificate” option.

This self-study course is a comprehensive overview that combines both the conventional and integrative approaches of MNT for thyroid patients that is well researched and supported by evidence.
- Dana Elia, DCN, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Medical Nutrition Therapy for Thyroid Disease Self-Study Course

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

  1. Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature in decision making for patients with thyroid conditions.
  2. Apply medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management of thyroid conditions.
  3. Develop nutrition prescriptions to communicate required food and nutrient needs for patients with thyroid conditions.
  4. Recommend the appropriate use of vitamin and mineral supplementation in the management of prevention and treatment of thyroid disease.

This course is intended for: RDNs, CDEs/CDCES and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 160355 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease prevention and management.
  • 10.2.5 Develops nutrition prescription to communicate required food and nutrient needs.
  • 10.4.4 Makes recommendations for the appropriate use of vitamin and mineral supplementation in the management of health and disease.

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 65 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: The Health Professional’s Guide to Nutrition Management of Thyroid Disease. Authors: Nicole Anziani, MS, RD, CDN, CDNES and Francesco S. Celi, MD, MHSC

Disclaimer: The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply 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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