Physical Activity for Adults (Nutrition in Medicine)

This online interactive ‘Physical Activity for Adults’ module from the ‘Nutrition in Medicine’ curriculum, geared to teaching medical students, introduces theories of the impact of physical activity on metabolic syndrome and current guidelines about assessment and treatment recommendations for patients. Specific guidelines for different patients are covered followed by an interactive case applying appropriate treatment plans. There is a focus on implementing the FITT framework for counseling patients in the clinical setting. There are interactive cases applying the different counseling skills and treatment recommendations appropriate for each patient. The final slide is a 5 – part patient vignette with detailed questions, answers and responses for each. There is a quiz with 2 MCQs with detailed responses to select from, answer explanations, and results that can be saved, printed and reviewed by the learner. There are printable ‘pocket notes’ at the end summarizing the main takeaways. This online module takes about 30 minutes to complete, is very interactive and consequently easy to complete. This material could be easily integrated as preparatory coursework for practicing primary care prevention counseling techniques or supplementing curricula in lifestyle medicine or a nutrition curriculum for students early in their pre-clinical years. The Nutrition in Medicine (NIM) medical student curriculum in an evidence-based resource with a comprehensive; interactive online curriculum, each course is meant to be brief and narrow in focus and additional material can be found in other modules. The NIM modules are all available at no cost however, you must create a login as detailed below: Follow these steps to access: 1. Click on the button ‘Continue to Courses’ 2. The click on the link ‘register’ at bottom in the center. 3. Once logged, in click on the link ‘view course listings’. 4. Then select the courses listed below and click start course.– Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD, NCEAS


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Chapel Hill, NC

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Level of Learner Assessment:

Knowledge Acquisition (MCQ, IRAT, GRAT)