Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) as a feasible tool in detecting adult malnutrition

3.0 CPD Points


The unfavourable effects of malnutrition on healthcare costs, as well as patient quality of life, are well established.1 A recent study conducted in the Eastern Cape, South Africa,2 shows a high prevalence of malnutrition in three public hospitals. The Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) found 27% of participants to be underweight, 48% at high malnutrition risk and 33% overweight or obese.

Who Should Enrol

Registered dietitians, nutritionists, medical doctors, nurses and pharmacists

Course Design

Online Course

Course Highlights

It will deliver value appreciated by registered dietitians, nutritionists, medical doctors, nurses and pharmacists. 
Ignite thoughts and debate and draw their attention to what might be important.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of the topic in applicable areas of dietetic practice. 
  • Be trusted nutrition advisors amongst their peers.


Participants will be assessed by means of a multiple choice questionnaire.


Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)


3 Clinical points


Participants are required to pass the assessment with 70%

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