Advancing Healthcare: Optimising Nutrition, UCD Micro-credential

Third Party Event

Venue Online
City Dublin
County Dublin
Contact Hours 100
Event Type Course/Workshop
Specialities Cardiac Care, Gerontology, Neurology, Occupational Health / Ergonomics, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Respiratory Care, Sports Medicine
Presenter Details The UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science is at the cutting edge of research, with research activities covering a range of areas from Sport and Performance to Clinical Epidemiology. The School has a strong international reputation with many national and international partners, including government agencies, statutory and non-statutory organisations and other academic institutions.
Refreshments Included No
Free Event No
How to Book
Booking Link
Contact Person Sophie Bonheim
Contact Email [email protected]
Contact Phone 017167718
Pre Course Requirement Applicants Should Have A BSc (NFQ Level 8 Or International Equivalent) Or MSc (NFQ Level 9 Or International Equivalent) In A Regulated Health Professions Degree From A Recognised Irish Or International Third-level Institution And/or Be Eligible For Registration With The Relevant Professional Body E.g. CORU, IMC Or NMBI As A Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Doctor, Etc.
Non-Member Price €650.00
Date 11 Sep 2023 09:00 - 30 Nov 2023 09:00

Nutrition is fundamental to our physical and mental health, and wellbeing. The Advancing Healthcare: Optimising Nutrition micro-credential will introduce healthcare professionals (HCPS) to key, evidenced-based, nutrition concepts across the lifespan. It will enhance knowledge and ability to provide safe, basic nutritional advice and awareness about screening and referrals in situations requiring more specialist interventions. In Ireland, it is estimated that one quarter of the population are affected by cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic disease, with two thirds of the population living with overweight or obesity. Globally, a poor diet is one of the leading risk factors for preventable diseases. Most non-nutrition HCPs will come into contact with individuals and groups requiring guidance on optimal nutrition and/or cases requiring clinical nutrition input. HCPs will also play a key role in implementing and embedding integrated care programmes across the health services. 

This micro-credential will allow the learner to advance their knowledge of nutritional care to complement other approaches in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease and their complications. The learner will also develop skills that can support individuals to make meaningful dietary changes in their lives.

20% Discount for UCD Alumni.

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