This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the role of diet of children and young children and their requirements in health and disease. This includes the treatment of disease with nutritional and dietetic therapy including obesity, diabetes, coeliac disease, allergy, cystic fibrosis, faltering growth, cancer and nutritional support.
The module is suitable for all health care professionals who wish to enhance their development in this area.
Depending on your professional background, a combination of these courses can lead to either a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters qualification in Advanced Dietetic Practice.
By the end of the module you should be able to demonstrate the following learning:
- Appraise the current nutritional requirements and dietary reference values for both the well and unwell infant and child.
- Defend the role of diet in the nutritional management of disease in infants and children including obesity, diabetes, celiac disease, allergy, faltering growth, cystic fibrosis, and cancers.
- Interpret the evidence for the effectiveness of nutrition and dietetic interventions in a range of clinical and community settings, when working with children.
- Design care pathways and treatment plans suitable for service users (children and their carers) with a wide range of disease conditions.
- Evaluate the use of appropriate monitoring tools in nutritional paediatric care.
- Critically appraise the importance of working as part of a MDT.
Our programmes are specially developed by professionals in the Division of Nutritional Sciences. We have a dynamic teaching team and offer the opportunity to learn under the guidance of expert practitioners, educators and researchers.
During your studies with us, you will have the opportunity to:
- Gain a thorough knowledge of the principles of professional development.
- Develop skills of critical thinking, problem solving and reflective practice.
- Develop practical skills in relation to accepted theories.
Fees and Funding
Please contact the course administrator for fees information.
Applicants who will be employed by the NHS in the East Midlands while they are undertaking their studies may be eligible to apply for Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) funding through Health Education East Midlands. Funding is available for individual courses and full programmes, with the exception of the 60 credit Research Project/Dissertation required on the Masters course, which would be self-funded.
All candidates must complete an LBR funding form or self-funding form. To check if you qualify for funding and obtain the appropriate form, please contact the course administrator.