The Dietitian’s Guide to Nutrition Assessment – 10 CPE Self-Study Course

Credits: 10
Course Expiration: May 31, 2024
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Learn components of nutrition assessment as part of the nutrition care process with this case based self-study course.

The required reading for this course is a comprehensive guide that outlines the components of nutrition assessment as part of the nutrition care process. The book provides all the information that a new nutrition professional and a seasoned professional alike need on the subject of nutrition assessment. Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • The nutrition care process
  • Nutrition screening
  • Food and nutrition-related history
  • Anthropometric measurements
  • Nutrition-focused physical assessment
  • Biochemical tests, medical data, and procedures
  • Client history
  • Nutrient requirements

A case-study based CPE exam allows the reader to apply the information used to clinical situations.

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 required reading and self study course provides excellent information, varied topics, applicable to multiple healthcare venues and level of practitioners. It includes wonderful case studies as an excellent means to apply the information.
- The Dietitian’s Guide to Nutrition Assessment Course
Katy Adams, MDA, RD, CSG, LD
This course and required reading is a wonderful review for new or returning clinical dietitians. A great everyday reference manual in a clinical setting!
- The Dietitian’s Guide to Nutrition Assessment Course
Jamie Smith, MS, RD, CSG, LDN
The self study course and required reading are clear, concise and easy to read. The study questions are easily deciphered and applicable to clinical situations making this a valuable course for a practicing RDN.
- The Dietitian’s Guide to Nutrition Assessment Course
Erin Allen, MS, RDN, LD

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

  1. Interpret and apply evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs of adults.
  2. Select valid and reliable tools to conduct comprehensive nutrition assessments.
  3. Conduct nutrition-focused physical examinations to determine nutritional status of adults.
  4. Perform calculations to determine nutritional requirements by identifying and utilizing patient-appropriate formula.

This course is intended for: RDNs, dietetic students and educators

CDR Activity Number: 169400   Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.
  • 10.2.1 Selects valid and reliable tools to conduct comprehensive nutrition assessments.
  • 10.2.5 Conducts nutrition-focused physical examinations to determine nutritional statuses of clients.
  • 10.2.7 Performs calculations to determine nutritional requirements by identifying and utilizing patient-appropriate formula.

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

Required Reading for this Course: Charney P, Malone A. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Nutrition Assessment, 4th edition. Chicago IL: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; 2022.

Disclaimer: The text/book 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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