CPD1h 15m of CPD
Total Rating(s)31
Publish Date25 May 2016
Review Date12 February 2019
Expiry Date25 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will help you to identify risk factors for malnutrition and methods in which to identify potential members of our society who may be suffering from this condition.

Topics include:

  • Risk factors for malnutrition
  • Methods to identify and measure malnutrition
  • Effects of malnutrition on health
  • Treatment and prevention of malnutrition

Target audience

Nurses, carers and allied health professionals that work with older adults in acute care settings, residential aged-care facilities or in the community.


Educate health professionals on how malnutrition manifests in the older adult, so that malnutrition can then be identified, prevented, and treated if required.


Malnutrition contributes to poor health outcomes; with the risk of malnutrition increasing with age, so the burden of ill health in this group will increase in the future. Malnutrition increases the risk of morbidity and mortality, but it can, in part, be prevented.

Understanding risk factors for malnutrition, identifying its presence, and knowing and implementing treatment or prevention strategies can reduce the cost of malnutrition in our ageing population.

Learning Outcomes

  • List the risk factors for malnutrition
  • State methods to identify and measure malnutrition
  • Explain the effect of malnutrition on health
  • Describe ways to treat or prevent malnutrition


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Sandra Iuliano-Burns

Dr Sandra Iuliano-Burns (PhD) is a researcher at the University of Melbourne based at Austin Health. Her work focuses on the benefits of improved nutrition on falls and fracture risk in the elderly, especially those in aged care. Her current trial involves 60 aged-care facilities throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria and it is providing valuable insight into the rates of malnutrition in the elderly in aged care, the causes, effects and potential remedies.

CPD1h 15m of CPD
Total Rating(s)31
Publish Date25 May 2016
Review Date12 February 2019
Expiry Date25 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care

Further Learning

Learner Reviews


31 Total Rating(s)

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Nisha Shrestha Baidya
24 Mar 2019

very good

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Kerry Worthington
21 Mar 2019

Really good lecture that reinforced my knowledge in this area.

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Redemtor Saavedra
20 Mar 2019

This VLA is packed with simple but important knowledge tips regarding nutrition and the elderly. It is a focused learning thus providing one with adequate knowledge at a short time.

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Catherine Dimovski
19 Mar 2019

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Jacqueline Dalley
18 Mar 2019

I found the research compeling and confronting at times with this topic

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nisha gohil
14 Mar 2019

This Topic is good resource to learn about malnutrition.

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Karen George
06 Mar 2019

Basic but relevant information

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Trevor Lowe
05 Mar 2019

Good simple information covering the basics but some enlightening information backed up by studies.

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Marie Parker
28 Feb 2019

Excellent easy to understand VLA on the Risk /Recognition/Reasons/Treatment of Malnutrition in RACF

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Paula Marshall
27 Feb 2019

great reinforcement of knowledge