6th NNEdPro Foundation Certificate in Applied Human Nutrition
Live Virtual Sessions in May 2021
Registrations for self-directed learning close 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
*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.
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.
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
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
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
The 2021 Summer School continues to be formally affiliated with the University of Parma and is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology and endorsed by the International Union of Nutritional Sciences. In previous years the course has also been accredited by the Royal College of Physicians for purposes of CPD and we are currently applying for their re-accreditation of this online course in 2021.
Up to 100% fee waiver for 15 scholarships available for those 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 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)
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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?
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.
Will I be assessed?
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.
Is there a discount for group reservations?
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Any more questions?
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What are the Terms & Conditions to attend the course?
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