Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham

Healthier eating

Welcome to this Dentaljuce course on Healthier Eating, much of which references the "Delivering better oral health" toolkit provided by NHS England.

The course focuses on the messages and advice that dental professionals should give to parents and children, including infants, to support them in improving their eating habits towards achieving a healthy diet.

The Healthier Eating online learning module has clear and concise aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes, listed below. These will appear on the Dentaljuce Enhanced CPD Certificate, along with the time spent, dates, and detailed topics you studied within the module. Certificates can be printed at any time, covering any range of dates. Dentaljuce CPD complies with the UK GDC's requirements for enhanced verifiable continuing professional development.

Your Professional Development Plan (PDP)   
Regulatory authorities recommend that CPD/CE is undertaken based on learning needs that you have identified and entered into your PDP. Some authorities may not accept your CPD as verifiable unless it has been identified in the PDP before you undertake it.

Before starting this module, check that the learning outcomes are what you require, and that you have entered the need into your PDP. Here is an example PDP entry for this module.
What development needs have I? How will I address them? Target completion date Outcomes Date
Completed
To improve my knowledge and management skills in Healthier Eating. Take the Dentaljuce Healthier Eating module.

• Understand what free sugars are, and their role in the diet.
• Understand the relationship between sugar consumption and caries.
• Be able to advise on good dietary practice for all age groups.

What development needs have I? To improve my knowledge and management skills in Healthier Eating.
How will I address them? Take the Dentaljuce Healthier Eating module.
Target completion date
Outcomes

• Understand what free sugars are, and their role in the diet.
• Understand the relationship between sugar consumption and caries.
• Be able to advise on good dietary practice for all age groups.

Date completed


Module Aims and Outcomes   

Aim

The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to develop their professional knowledge and competence in helping their patients to improve their diet, in line with their identified personal learning requirements and the requirements of the UK NHS's "Delivering better oral health" toolkit.

Module objective
• to update members of the dental team with current best practice for healthy eating.

Anticipated learning outcomes
The learner will:
• Understand what free sugars are, and their role in the diet.
• Understand the relationship between sugar consumption and caries.
• Be able to advise on good dietary practice for all age groups.
• through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.

GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcomes:
• DO D. (Professionalism domain) Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients' interests first.


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