The Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition

The course is specifically designed to provide a thorough grounding in all aspects of clinical nutrition and

  • Summarise national nutrition drivers to provide a foundation for the course.
  • Increase awareness of nutritional compromise and its consequences; give practical guidance on assessment of patients, and discuss particular patient groups (surgicalpatients, those with irritable bowel syndrome, renal disease, eating disorders and liver disease).
  • Discuss practicalities of feeding in terms of ethics, different methods of feeding and understand more about different techniques to give artificial nutrition.
  • Establish principles of nutritional importance in extreme clinical situations (short bowel syndrome, refeeding syndrome, parenteral nutrition).

The 2016 course was kindly sponsored by Nutricia

The 2017 course programme and leaflet will be available approximately 3 months prior to the course. However, you can view and download the 2016 course details for further information by clicking the course leaflet and course programme link. 

Day 1: Assessment and different clinical scenarios

  • Nutrition and risk – what can we do?
  • Assessing nutritional status
  • Workshops:
    • Normal BMI
    • Obese
    • Very underweight
    • Special circumstances
  • Ethics of feeding
  • Nutrition and fluid balance
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Nutrition and the liver patient.

Day 2: Enteral feeding and nutrition in special circumstances

  • Practicalities of enteral feeding
  • Refeeding syndrome
  • Workshops:
    • Playing with PEGs/gastrostomy tubes
    • Jejunal feeding
    • Buried bumper, nasal bridles, etc.
  • Nutrition in patients with late effects of cancer
  • Dietary therapies in IBS
  • Liquid dietary therapy in Crohn’s disease in adults
  • Nutrition and the patient with an eating disorder.

Day 3: Nutrition in special circumstances and parenteral nutrition

  • Paediatric surgery and nutritional consequences for children and adults
  • Nutrition and the surgical patient
  • Pharmacy and parenteral nutrition
  • Psychological aspects of home parenteral nutrition
  • Kullavanijaya International Guest Lecture: To be announced
  • Workshops
    • Cases of IF
    • PN issues – working out requirements
    • Management of abnormal LFTs.

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities
As in previous years, there will be a small exhibition of related products from the pharmaceutical, equipment and food industries.

The Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition is aimed at you if you’re a professional with an interest in clinical nutrition. It will particularly appeal to you if you have an interest in patient nutrition or if you’re a:

  • clinician
  • dietitian
  • doctor
  • hospital pharmacist
  • nursing staff member.

The course is particularly suitable for you if you’re a Specialist Registrar (SpRs) as it’s now a mandatory requirement to attend a clinical nutrition course.

"Excellent course content, well presented and put together.   The workshops were excellent."

"Course content excellent with a wide variety of topics."

"Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Thank you"

“Excellent course, covering a wide range of nutrition topics with excellent speakers.”

Course Director:

Dr Clare Donnellan - Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

NHS/academic staff: £TBC

Others: £TBC

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition
  • course materials
  • lunches
  • light refreshments
  • course dinner on Wednesday 13 September

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

Car parking for visitors is unavailable at the University.

The nearest public car park is Woodhouse Lane (multi storey) at LS1 3HQ. The car park is open 24 hours. Charges apply (£6.00 up to twelve hours). Please click here for information and location details. Please note this car park is a fifteen minute walk to/from our building and delegates should allow ample time to park and register for the course.

You are responsible for organising your own evening meals and accommodation, except on Wednesday when the course dinner is included. A list of hotels close to the University is available and will be provided with your course joining instructions.

Jenny Carter + 44 (0)113 343 8104
clinicalnutrition@leeds.ac.uk

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Leeds,
Leeds
LS2 9JT