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Dietetics and Nutrition


Our Courses

We promote flexibility on our Continuing Professional Development Scheme with many of our modules being delivered over teaching blocks of 3 day + 1 day and some modules delivered as distance or on-line learning. We welcome applications from practitioners who already have a number of existing credits and facilitate individualised courses to ensure practice requirements are met. All our modules are practice focused and offer flexibility in order to develop 'bespoke' degree courses for staff within your organisation; we would be happy to work with you to further develop provision. Individual modules may be undertaken on a 'stand-alone' basis to facilitate flexibility. Funded places* are available.

*NHS staff (or staff from the private/voluntary sector whose organisations either offer placements for student healthcare professionals or contribute to the delivery of NHS services within the Yorkshire and Humber region) are usually eligible for HEYH funded CPD places. Please contact the university if you are unsure about your eligibility.

Specialist Facilities

Find out more about our purpose-built Clinical Skills Suite. We also have specialist kitchen facilities which we use for integration of practical sessions within modules.

Degree Courses

Course Level
Postgraduate Certificate in Eating Disorders
This course will ensure you have the foundations to support sufferers of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating.
Masters
MSc Nutrition in Practice
This course will provide you with the knowledge and critical skills to design intervention strategies for nutrition-related disorders such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Masters
Certificate in Nutritional Health Degree
Certificate HE in Nutritional Health Degree

CPD Courses

Module

Course/Module Attendance Details Suitable For

Behaviour Change for Health & Social Care Professionals

The aim of the module is to enhance the interpersonal, counselling and motivational skills of healthcare professionals in order to improve clinical outcomes in client groups.
This module is delivered at level 7.

Dates: 5 - 7 September 2016 
Duration: 3 Days + 1 day

Masters

 

Childhood Obesity

This module aims to enhance existing knowledge through the integration of nutritional, physiological and psychosocial perspectives, current treatment models and service user needs, within the wider context of public health, ethical and legal policy.

This module is delivered at level 7.

 Dates: March 
Duration: 3 days + 1 day
 Masters

Children's Diabetes - Active Pedagogy

The module aims to explore the principles of diabetes education with a holistic and family-focused approach. The module will develop knowledge, skills and competencies to deliver diabetes self-management education and on-going self-management support for children with diabetes and their families.

Dates: September - December
Duration: 16 weeks part-time
 

Children's Diabetes - Clinical Management 

 The module aims to enhance the students’ existing theoretical knowledge of physiology and pathophysiology, with a holistic and family-focused ethos, to develop advanced clinical skills, to deliver effective, high quality diabetes care at an international standard.

 Dates: January - May
Duration: 16 weeks part-time
 

Children's Diabetes - Food, Health & Diabetes

 The module aims to explore the principles of diabetes, nutrition, dietetics and education, with a holistic and family-focused approach. To promote self-management education and examine psychological factors that impact on diabetes and health.

Dates: January - May
Duration: 16 weeks part-time
 

Children's Diabetes - Psychological Aspects of Living With Diabetes

 The module aims to explore in depth the principles of child psychology, to understand psychological and cognitive development, and the psychosocial aspects that influence behaviour changes in children and young people, including low self-esteem, identity issues and eating disorders.

 Dates: September - December
Duration: 16 weeks part-time
 

Design and Delivery of Psychological Treatment in Eating Disorders

This module provides a low intensity exemplar of a trans diagnostic CBT guided self-help (GSH) evidence based intervention. It will develop an understanding of the underlying psychopathology (psychological dynamics) and aetiology of eating disorders.
This module is delivered at level 7.

Dates: Mon 9 - Wed 11 May 2016, with a follow up day on Mon 20 June 2016
Duration: 3 days + 1 day

Masters

Ethics in Health and Community Care

This module will analyse relevant ethical principles, theories and perspectives for application in health science, health and community care and the caring professions.

Start date: February
Duration: 4 months, 2 hour sessions on Wednesdays
Single module at Degree or Masters level

Legal Aspects of Medical and Health Care Practice

This module provides healthcare professionals with an overview of the law and the key legal concepts that underpin professional practice.

Dates: November
Duration: 3 days
Single module at Degree or Masters level

Multidisciplinary Practice in Eating Disorders

This module will extend the knowledge of eating disorders by integrating nutritional, physiological, psychological and psychosocial perspectives, current treatments and service user needs.
This module is delivered at level 7.

Dates: November

Duration: 3 days + 1 day


Nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis

This module has been designed to support dietitians who are working in or entering the field of adult or paediatric Cystic Fibrosis.
This module is delivered at level 7.

Dates: November
Duration: 3 days + 1 day

Masters

Obesity in Adults

This module aims to develop existing knowledge through the integration of nutritional, physiological and psychosocial perspectives, current treatments and service user needs, within the context of multi-agency working and public health policy.
This module is delivered at level 7.

Dates: May
Duration: 3 days + 1 day

Masters

Open Learning Module

This module aims to allow students to develop autonomy in their professional and academic development in a specific area of practice identified by the student and/or their employer. Students are able to gain academic credit for work based learning through the development of a learning contract and academic supervision.

Start date: September and January
Duration: 4 months part-time
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Can be studied at Degree or Masters level as a single or double module.

Practical Foundations of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Provides a critical understanding of cognitive and cognitive behavioural approaches to working with people, and encourages you to apply a range of the theories and skills in practice.

Dates: January & February 
Duration: 5 Fridays

Degree / Masters

Support for Learning in Practice

This module aims to develop the mentoring skills of health professionals who are supporting learners in a practice setting.

Start date: Various
Duration: 4 days

Diploma, Degree or Masters level

Understanding and Evaluating the evidence

Advanced Practitioners are required to deliver evidenced based practice and therefore use this module to explore different sources of health information and critically evaluate research material from a range of study designs.

Start date: September or February
Duration: 15 weeks Online Module

Masters

Enquiries

HSS CPD Administrator
Leeds Beckett University
Calverley 615
Leeds
LS1 3HE
Email: hss-cpd@leedsbeckett.ac.uk