Malnutrition in Older Adults

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CPD52m of CPD
First Published
Updated28 July 2020
Expires 30 October 2022
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.

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

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.


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

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.
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.


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CPD52m of CPD
First Published
Updated28 July 2020
30 October 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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