6th NNEdPro Foundation Certificate in Applied Human Nutrition

Live Virtual Sessions in May 2021

Registrations for self-directed learning closed on 23rd April

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. Live Q&A sessions with faculty, self-directed learning, online mentoring sessions making use of various interactive platforms as well as mentoring and case studies.

Professional course accreditation by professional bodies in the UK for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development.*

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

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

Free registration for the 7th NNEdPro International Summit on Medical/Public Health Nutrition Education and Research in July 2021.

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

The lectures are pre-recorded and you can study at your own pace in an online learning environment from the moment you register. In May 2021 live Q&A and mentoring sessions, as well as 3 assignments, will complete your learning journey. 

Learning Journey

  • Register at any time before 23rd April and gain immediate access to all the lectures and material on the Virtual Learning Environment

  • With the access you can watch and study all the material available at your own pace

  • In May 2021 you will have 4 live Q&A sessions with the faculty as well as 4 mentoring sessions allocated to your time zone

  • Each week's sessions will focus on one of the 4 modules available on the VLE

Live Sessions

Saturday 1st May 10am UK time

Q&A Module: Core Concepts and Toolkits in Diet and Nutrition

Saturday 8th May 10am UK time

Q&A Module: Nutrition Research Methods, Hot Topics and Application

Saturday 15th May 10am UK time

Q&A Module: Global and Public Health Nutrition Policy, Practice and Case Studies

Saturday 22nd May 10am UK time

Q&A Module: Introduction to Healthcare Nutrition from Primary Prevention to Acute Intervention

Saturday 12th June 10.30am UK time

Certificate Ceremony and Live Feedback

A repeat session may be organised every Saturday evening (UK time) in the event that a greater number of candidates register from Eastern international time zones

Assignments

The course has three required assignments, please see below:

  • The first deadline is to submit a short essay by Friday, 7th May 2021 at 23.59 UK time. Essay topic to be announced on April 23rd

  • The second deadline is to submit a critical appraisal by Friday, 14th May 2021 at 23.59 UK time

  • You will have between 00.01 on Sunday, 23rd May 2021 and 23.59 UK time on Friday, 28th May 2021 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 Edorsements

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The 2021 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 as well as the International Union of Nutritional Sciences.

Scholarship Competition

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11 scholarships awarded to candidates from Low to Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Made possible by unrestricted educational scholarship support from the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS), DSM Nutrition, University of Parma School of Advanced Studies on Food Sciences and Nutrition, as well as the NNEdPro Global Centre in conjunction with BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, and the International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE).

About the NNEdPro Summer School

The 2021 edition of the Summer School is co-organised with the School of Advanced Studies on Food and Nutrition of the University of Parma, Italy, and will be delivered by a contingent of internationally recognised lecturers for the occasion.

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

In 2021, the event will be in an online blended format. Registration for self-directed learning can take place anytime until 23rd April 2021. Prior to the live virtual sessions in May, candidates will be able to learn from 4 modules of pre-recorded lectures with the opportunity to interact and address queries digitally, using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

 

Whilst the latest date for registration is 23rd April, providing one week for self-directed learning before live sessions, we recommend registering by 16th April to allow adequate time for learning, reflection and preparation for assessments.

The live sessions with interactive Q&A will take place over the four first Saturdays of May to allow more flexible distance learning. Mentors will be available throughout May at different time zones to answer your questions. In addition, you will get free access to the 7th NNEdPro International Summit in July 2021 as well as 1-year membership as an associate member of the International Academy of Nutrition Educators (IANE), 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)

Prof Sumantra Ray
Prof Sumantra Ray
Dr Kathy Martyn
Dr Kathy Martyn
Prof Caryl Nowson
Prof Caryl Nowson
Prof Mei Yen Chan
Prof Mei Yen Chan
Dr Rajna Golubic
Dr Rajna Golubic
Dr Celia Laur RNutr
Dr Celia Laur RNutr
Alan Flanagan
Alan Flanagan
Dr Dora Pereira
Dr Dora Pereira
Breanna Lepre APD
Breanna Lepre APD
Gabriele Mocciaro
Gabriele Mocciaro
Dr Simon Poole
Dr Simon Poole
Dr Daniela Martini
Dr Daniela Martini
Dr Giuseppe Grosso
Dr Giuseppe Grosso
Shivani Bhat
Shivani Bhat
Shane McAuliffe
Shane McAuliffe
Helena Trigueiro
Helena Trigueiro
Jorgen Johnsen
Jorgen Johnsen
Marjorie Lima do Vale
Marjorie Lima do Vale
Dr Letizia Bresciani
Dr Letizia Bresciani
Prof Martin Kohlmeier
Prof Martin Kohlmeier
Dr Donato Angelino
Dr Donato Angelino
A/Prof Francesca Scazzina
A/Prof Francesca Scazzina
Prof Eleanor Beck APD
Prof Eleanor Beck APD
Dr Beatrice Biasini
Dr Beatrice Biasini
Dr Francesca Ghelfi
Dr Francesca Ghelfi
Dr Lisa Sharkey
Dr Lisa Sharkey
Pauline Douglas RD
Pauline Douglas RD
Minha Rajput-Ray
Minha Rajput-Ray
Prof Daniele Del Rio
Prof Daniele Del Rio
James Bradfield RD
James Bradfield RD

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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.




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 additionally 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. The assessment is optional and to undertake it the candidates need to submite their CV pior to the Summer School days, the option to send the CV and undertake the assessment will be given in communications with the participants.




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, new International Academy of Nutrition Education (IANE) Members will receive a post-course 1:1 mentoring session. As a delegate of a NNEdPro event, you are 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 for free the registration for the NNEdPro Summit. 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 summer2021@nnedpro.org.uk




Any more questions?


Please contact us at summer2021@nnedpro.org.uk or use the enquire button available on this page




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 summer2021@nnedpro.org.uk




How much time should I set aside for this course?


The course consists of:

  • Around 40 hours of pre-recorded lectures divided into 4 modules (one per week), and whilst you can view them anytime, we recommend that you watch the lectures pertinent to that week before it starts, e.g. week 1 of the course will be about the first set of lectures ‘Core Concepts and Toolkits in Diet and Nutrition’, you can see the course overview here

  • You will be invited for a 1 hour mentoring session (time TBC) each week

  • You will be invited for a 1.5 hour 'meet the faculty' and Q&A session (typically 10.00 to 11.30am UK time) each week

  • The assignments (essay, critical appraisal and final test) should not take longer than 3 hours each to complete





Frequently Asked Questions

 

Previous Years

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2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

2016

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