Managing Sarcopenia & Frailty: How Can Nutrition & Exercise Improve Clinical Outcomes?

Program Date: 27 April 2022
Publication Date: 21 July 2022
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, Adrian Slee, PhD, BSc (Hons), R Nutr will describe the pathophysiology of muscle loss during sarcopenia and frailty; identify key nutrients that may help to address sarcopenia and frailty; and assess the impact of other factors that may affect muscle mass. Originally presented as a live webinar on April 27, 2022.

Course Objectives:

• Describe the pathophysiology of muscle loss during sarcopenia and frailty. 
• Identify key nutrients that may help to address sarcopenia and frailty, and improve patient outcomes. 
• Assess the impact of other factors that may affect muscle mass.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.2, 8.1.5
  • Run Time: 52

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Adrian Slee, PhD, BSc (Hons), R Nutr

Assistant Professor, Nutrition 
Deputy Director, BSc Nutrition & Medical Services 
University College London 
London, England

Adrian Slee is an Associate Professor (Teaching) in Nutrition at UCL, teaching across the BSc in Nutrition and Medical Sciences and MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition. He holds a BSc in Physiology and Biochemistry with Nutrition (University of Southampton, 2000) and PhD in Nutritional Sciences (University of Nottingham, 2005). Additionally, he has a PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (University of West London, 2007) and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He has previously been a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for several Nutrition and Sport, Health and Exercise Science degrees. 

Research interests include a wide scope around malnutrition, cachexia, sarcopenia and frailty. In particular, in population groups such as frail older people, renal, liver, cardiac, surgical and cancer patients. He is also interested in screening and assessment of these states and impact on clinical outcomes. Furthermore, he is currently collaborating on projects related to specific interventions such as nutrition and exercise.

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