Monday, November 28, 2011
The long-hours and shifts of most medical professionals can make classroom-based learning difficult. However, e-learning is becoming an effective alternative, helping more professionals to keep up with the latest medical advances and treatments and maintain the highest levels of patient care.
With this in mind, NNI has sponsored e-learning programs in the field of pediatric nutrition, nutrition in the critically ill obese, through the provision of unrestricted grants. All of which are available through its recently enhanced website.
One such program is ‘Pediatric Nutrition in Practice’, an intensive learning experience based on the acclaimed book of the same name. The quality of the programme has recently earned it 20 European continuous medical education (CME) credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).* Credits that are also recognised by the American Medical Association (AMA) and count towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA).
The Pediatric Nutrition in Practice e-learning program is grouped into nine modules, each containing 5–7 chapters. Each module contains objectives, course material, a progress check to support exam preparation and a list of key terms and references. These materials can also be used for self-learning or to explore options for accreditation for continuous medical education (CME) in your country. The course takes around 120 minutes and can be completed at the learner’s convenience, making it easier to fit into a busy schedule.
The training has been developed to address the learning needs of paediatricians, nutritionists, hepatologists and medics in training, who can take the corresponding exams to test their new knowledge and receive credit points for Continued Medical Education, as well as other medical staff involved in pediatric nutrition.
Explore the new e-learning options on the NNI website
*The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).