A patient comes to see you for IBS support. They explain the long journey they have taken to get this diagnosis and how they have pinned all their hopes on working with you.
You diligently explain the low FODMAP diet and hand them a lovely diet sheet with a smile. BUT inside you don't feel 100% confident about what you are doing.
What will you do when the diet doesn't work? What if they don't actually have IBS? Are you confident in advising on IBS medications?
IBS impacts 1 in 10 people so it will be involved in most dietitian's caseloads, whether you are a gastro specialist or not.
Traditional training focuses heavily on the low FODMAP process, but doesn't really cover the multifactorial nature of IBS.
Imagine if your IBS patient came in and your were the one to confidently guide them to a place where they were able to manage their chronic health condition. Your impact would be life changing.
If this sounds like the sort of dietitian you want to be then read on....
Why should you choose this course?
All advice is based on the latest research, medical guidelines and GI practise organisation guidelines. You will also be shown how to critique these for your own practise.
At every point you will provided with practical guidance on how to implement advice from solutions for overcoming patient barriers to how to conduct your consultations.
Science is always changing. This course will be updated accordingly and you will always have access to that without a new payment.
This course is USA accredited for 8.25 CEU points
Kirsten Jackson RD BSc Hons PG Cert
Kirsten Jackson is a UK registered Consultant Gastroenterology dietitian. After graduating from The University of Hertfordshire in 2012, Kirsten has gone on to open an online IBS clinic helping 1000's of people around the world. Kirsten is also an expert advisor to The IBS Network and represents The British Dietetic Association as an official media spokesperson. You can learn more about Kirsten on her Instagram page @the.ibsdietitian or listen to her podcast 'Take Control'
Andrea Hardy RD BSc Hons
Andrea Hardy is a registered dietitian from Calgary, Canada where she runs a multi-disciplinary digestive health practice called Ignite Nutrition. She specializes in gut health & gastrointestinal diseases and is recognized in the media as Canada’s Gut Health Expert. She is passionate about translating science into ‘easy to digest’ information to support a healthy gut. She has spoken on the TEDx stage, as well as internationally about digestive health. Follow her on Instagram at @andreahardyrd or tune into her gut health podcast ‘Let’s Gut Real’ which is all about making nutrition science easy to digest!
1) An Introduction to IBS
Giving you an overview of what IBS is and our role as a dietitian in helping patients manage this condition.
What is IBS?
IBS pathogenesis and diagnosis
The Role of a dietitian in IBS
Managing patient expectations
Appointment structure and delivery
2) IBS and Lifestyle
By the end this section you will understand how to assess and modify sleep, movement and mental wellbeing to optimise your patient's gut health.
The gut-brain axis
Mental health disorders and therapies
Exercise and IBS
The connection between sleep and the gut
How to optimise and assess your patients sleep and exercise
3) IBS and Nutrition
This section covers all aspects of nutrition so that you can help your patient manage their IBS symptoms AND improve their longer-term gut health.
Assessing diet quality
The importance of a plant based diet for the gut
Overcoming barriers for your patients
Dietary drugs: alcohol and caffeine
The different types of fibre
How to choose the correct fibre based on symptoms
Creating fibre specific goals for IBS patients
Fat and the Gastro-Colic Reflex
4) The Low FODMAP Diet
The section covers the low FODMAP diet process from both the scientific background and the practical implementation.
Low FODMAP diet overview
The low FODMAP restriction phase
The low FODMAP diet reintroduction phase
The personalisation phase
Support vegan patients
What to do when the low FODMAP diet fails?
5) Bonus Content
The bonus content includes additional areas of knowledge which will support your practise helping those with IBS.
Eating disorders and IBS
Start the journey to confidently support IBS patients
This program is designed for registered dietitians working with IBS patients in any capacity. You do not need to have prior knowledge or training in this area as we will cover all elements and guide you on knowing where your own limitations are.
Can the course be accessed anywhere?
Yes! Anywhere, anytime!
Is the course suitable for UK / US / Canadian and Australian RDs?
We have also included recommendations from the US, UK, Canada and Australia so that we can support as many RDs as possible!
How long does it take to complete the course?
This course is self-paced so you can do it at your own speed. You will also have a lifetime access to the course once signed up so there is no need to rush!
What if I have question or need support?
The course is comprehensive and so you should not need further support. However, in the case that you do, we do offer professional mentoring sessions at an additional cost.
Is there a refund policy?
Unfortunately we do not offer a refund once you have purchased this course. However, if you are unhappy with your purchase for whatever reason then we are always happy to get feedback so we can continue to improve the content.