The course is intended to provide a through grounding in all aspects of clinical nutrition and aims to:
Summarise national nutrition drivers to provide a foundation of the course.
Increase awareness of nutritional compromise and its consequences; give practical guidance on assessment of patients, and discuss particular patient groups (surgical patients, 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 nutrition importance in extreme clinical situations (short bowel syndrome, refeeding syndrome, parental nutrition).