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Gluten Intolerance and GI Disorders - RD158
Gluten Intolerance and GI Disorders

RD158 l 9.00 contact hrs
by Cynthia R Kupper, RD
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Explain the basic function of the GI tract; the absorption sites in the GI tract for specific vitamins, minerals and other nutrients; and the role of probiotics in GI tract function
  • Explain the basic pathophysiology of irritable bowel diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease and celiac disease
  • Discuss how gut-associated lymphoid tissue, antigen tolerance and autoantibodies relate to the development of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Describe the role of probiotics in treating inflammatory bowel disease
  • Compare and contrast Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, including etiology, pathology, diagnosis, nutritional concerns and treatment
  • Design one diet for a patient with Crohn’s disease who does not require surgery and one for a Crohn’s patient who has a resection of the large intestine
  • Compare and contrast the various presentations of celiac disease, including symptoms, organs and body systems that are involved
  • Discuss the nutritional deficiencies common in celiac disease and develop a plan to address these deficiencies
  • Explain the basic components of a gluten-free diet and barriers to compliance with the diet
  • Develop a Medical Nutrition Therapy treatment plan for a patient with celiac disease and gluten intolerance

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians and health educators.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3000, 3005, 3040, 3090, 5000, 5120, 5220, 5230, 5280, 5390, 5410 and performance indicators of 8.1.5,10.1.2, 10.2.4, 10.4.4.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 7/31/2017

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