What you get by completing this session

  • 24 mins of CPD

    A 24 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Nutritional rickets has re-emerged a significant pediatric health problem that can result in limb deformity, poor growth, fractures, seizures and occasionally cardiomyopathy and death. It is seen in children of all ages, most notably in infants. Nutritional rickets in almost fully preventable with universal vitamin D supplementation of pregnant woman and infants until 12 months of age. This talk will provide an overview of vitamin D metabolism and an understanding of the role that vitamin D and calcium plays in skeletal development in children and the potential devastating effect of nutritional rickets on growth and development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of vitamin D in the human body
  • Recognise patients at risk for vitamin D deficiency
  • Know the effects of vitamin D deficiency on both children and adults
  • Optimally use and interpret serum vitamin D testing
  • Determine the optimal vitamin D therapy required to treat vitamin D deficiency in adults
  • Review case scenarios and become competent in providing effective patient education

About the Expert

Prof Craig Munns

Prof Munns is a Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology, and Clinical Program Director for the Division of Diagnostic Services at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He is the Professor of Paediatric Bone and Mineral Medicine at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney and is Head of Clinical Research at the Centre for Children’s Bone and Musculoskeletal Health, at Kids Research. Prof Munns’ primary clinical and research interest is the diagnosis and management of primary and secondary paediatric bone disorders.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Nutrition, Children and Rickets

    • Video Lecture (24 mins of CPD)

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  • 2

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