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NNEdPro-Cambridge Summer School & Foundation Certificate in Applied Human Nutrition 

Live Sessions in April and September every year

Foundation level certificate in Applied Human Nutrition covering basic nutritional concepts, through current research and methods, to prevention, healthcare and policy applications:

Basic Concepts in Human Nutrition

Including dietary assessment, body composition and energy metabolism

Nutrition Research Methods

Including nutritional epidemiology, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and diet-microbe interactions in the gut

Nutrition in Disease Prevention

Including non-communicable diseases, musculoskeletal health and neurodegenerative diseases

Nutrition in Healthcare

Including hydration and clinical leadership, clinical ethics, malnutrition in practice and ageing

Nutrition Public Health and Policy

Including global nutrition, nutrition and health claims regulation, policy formulation and industry

BENEFITS

*CPD accreditation for clinical and scientific candidates

Learn from a world-class faculty with leading global nutrition experts.

Over 40 hours of content. Self-directed learning followed by mentoring sessions online or in Cambridge, making use of various interactive platforms and case studies.

Course accreditation by professional bodies in the UK for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (to date Royal College of Physicians and Royal Society of Biology).

Grow your multi-disciplinary knowledge network with dedicated mentors plus global networking opportunities.

Formative assessment in the form of an essay competition and critical appraisal workshop as well as a time-flexible final examination.

As a delegate of the NNEdPro Summer School you are entitled to a 20% discount on the cost of publishing an article in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.

Programme Roadmap & Overview

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The event is delivered in an online blended format. The lectures are pre-recorded, and you can register anytime and study at your own pace in an online learning environment, with the opportunity to interact and address queries digitally using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  

As you book your place in the course, you will be prompted to choose to attend the live Q&A and mentoring sessions in person in Cambridge or online. You will have two opportunities to attend the live sessions every year: if you enrol on the course by the 31st of March, you will be invited to the live sessions in April of the same year. If you register by the 31st of August, you will be invited to the September live sessions.

Learning Journey

  • Register at any time to receive access to the Virtual Learning Environment.

  • With the access, you can watch and study all the material available at your own pace. This will include lectures and the essay assignment.

  • You will be able to interact and address queries digitally with faculty in the virtual learning environment.

  • You will be invited to the live Q&A and mentoring sessions in person in Cambridge or online when you will also complete the critical appraisal assignment.

  • You will then complete the final assignment and receive your certificate.

Live Sessions

Day 1

  • Core Concepts and Toolkits in Diet and Nutrition

  • Nutrition Research Methods, Hot Topics and Application

Day 2

  • Global and Public Health Nutrition Policy, Practice and Case Studies

  • Introduction to Healthcare Nutrition from Primary Prevention to Acute Intervention

These sessions will happen in April and September each year in person in Cambridge and online. As you register for the course, you will have the option to indicate your preference.

Assignments

The course has three required assignments, please see below:

  • The first deadline is to submit a short essay before the live Q&A and mentoring sessions

  • The second deadline is to complete a critical appraisal during the live Q&A and mentoring sessions

  • After attending the live Q&A and mentoring sessions, you will need to complete your final exam

  • More information will be provided in due course, and a team will be available to support you with your assignments

Summer School Accreditation and Endorsements

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The 2023 Summer School continues to be formally affiliated with the University of Parma and is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians as well as the Royal Society of Biology and is endorsed by the International Academy of Nutrition Educators.

About the NNEdPro Summer School

The Summer School is co-organised with the School of Advanced Studies on Food and Nutrition of the University of Parma, Italy, and delivered by a contingent of internationally recognised lecturers.

In the UK, the NNEdPro Global Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health also works closely with the University of Cambridge, Ulster University and Imperial College London.

The event is delivered in an online blended format. The lectures are pre-recorded, and you can register anytime and study at your own pace in an online learning environment, with the opportunity to interact and address queries digitally using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  

As you book your place in the course, you will be prompted to choose to attend the live Q&A and mentoring sessions in person in Cambridge or online. You will have two opportunities to attend the live sessions every year: if you enrol on the course by the 31st of March, you will be invited to the live sessions in April of the same year. If you register by the 31st of August, you will be invited to the September live sessions.

In addition, you will get free access to the NNEdPro International Summit on Nutrition, Food and Health as well as 1-year membership as an associate member of the International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE), providing you with core benefits such as 1:1 mentoring sessions, topical webinars, online journal clubs appraising current research, networking opportunities and much more.

Course Faculty (in order of appearance)

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  • What are the Terms & Conditions to attend the course?
    1. The NNEdPro Summer School is for individuals interested in nutrition and its health applications and is also open to undergraduate students as well as adult learners. Whilst the course is open-access, a background in relevant biological sciences and/or health related disciplines is required for candidates to sit the final assessment and to receive a certificate of competence. However, those from other backgrounds will be eligible for a certificate of attendance but will not need to sit the final assessment. 2. To ensure that all participants are able to enjoy as well as benefit from studying with us, you will need to be confident understanding and following arguments presented in written and spoken English at University level. 3. Refunds can only be issued for cancellation requests received up to seven days after the access to the material is given, this will be when the email confirmation with your access details to the NNEdPro Virtual Learning Environment is sent. If you cancel after that, no refunds can be issued. Substitute delegates are not accepted. Please note that any transaction fee incurred will be deducted from your refund.To request a refund, please contact us at info@nnedpro.org.uk
  • Who is the course for?
    The Summer School is intended for individuals interested in nutrition and its health-applications and is also open to undergraduate students and other adult learners.
  • How much time should I set aside for this course?
    The course consists of: Around 40 hours of pre-recorded lectures you can study at your own pace. You will be invited for a 2-day Q&A and mentoring session with the faculty online or in person in Cambridge, according to your selection when booking the course. The assignments (essay, critical appraisal and final test) should not take longer than 3 hours each to complete.
  • What are the requirements?
    Whilst the course is open-access, a background in relevant biological sciences and/or health related disciplines is required for candidates to sit the final assessment and to receive a certificate of competence. However, those from other backgrounds will be eligible for a certificate of attendance but will not need to sit the final assessment. To ensure that all participants are able to enjoy as well as benefit from studying with us, you will need to be confident understanding and following arguments presented in written and spoken English at University level.
  • What will I learn throughout the course?
    The course provides in depth exposure to Applied Human Nutrition including basic concepts in human nutrition; nutritional research methods; nutrition in healthcare and nutrition public health and policy. For a taste of what to expect, check out the previous years content at the bottom of the page.
  • Will I be assessed?
    Candidates from healthcare and related backgrounds will be able to undertake an assessment at the end of the course to gain a certificate of competence, accredited by professional bodies in the UK for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development. To date, dual accreditation has been provided by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Biology in the UK, providing internationally recognised quality benchmarks. If are not from healthcare and related backgrounds, you can still complete the final assignment to receive a certificate of completion.
  • What additional support and benefits can I get?
    In addition to learn and network with an international community of peers and experts, the opportunity to be assessed and gain a certificate of competence, as a member of the International Academy of Nutrition Education (IANE) Members you will receive a post-course 1:1 mentoring session. As a delegate of a NNEdPro event, you are also entitled to a 20% discount on the cost of publishing your article in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. Those attending the NNEdPro Summer School will receive free registration to the NNEdPro International Summit on Food, Nutrition and Health. This scientific meeting is a opportunity for candidates attending the NNEdPro Summer School to participate in directly relevant international conference proceedings immediately after completing their course.
  • Is there a discount for group reservations?
    A discount of 10%, 12% and 15% will be applied for groups of over 3, 6 and 10 respectively. Please contact us to learn more.
  • What is your refund policy?
    3. Refunds can only be issued for cancellation requests received up to seven days after the access to the material is given, this will be when the email confirmation with your access details to the NNEdPro Virtual Learning Environment is sent. If you cancel after that, no refunds can be issued. Substitute delegates are not accepted. Please note that any transaction fee incurred will be deducted from your refund. To request a refund, please contact us at info@nnedpro.org.uk
  • Any more questions?
    Please contact us at info@nnedpro.org.uk or use the enquire button available on this page

Frequently Asked Questions

Previous Years

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Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

2023

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Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

2022

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Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

2021

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Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

2020

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Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

2019

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Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

2018

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Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

2017

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Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

2016

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