Sheffield Hallam Short course in Nutritional Care for Mental and Physical Wellbeing

This course develops a critical appreciation of the science of human nutrition and its application, with an emphasis on the complexities of co-morbid mental and physical health problems.

Who is the course for?
The course is suitable if you are a health professional, you encounter people with mental and physical health problems and you deliver nutritional care as part of your role. You do not need to be employed in mental health services. However we expect your role to focus on both the mental and physical wellbeing of the people in your care.
How will you benefit?
The course is part of your continuing professional development. You gain new skills and knowledge in nutritional assessments and interventions that can be applied in practice. This also enables you to confidently provide nutritional care, which is well received by patients.

Course content, the course covers
• the applied science of human nutrition in the context of health and social care
• the critical appraisal of a healthy diet and nutrition for mental and physical health
• practice applications of nutritional interventions for mental and physical wellbeing

Start date – September 2014
Attendance – You study by distance e-learning.
Fees – £1,000 This may be supported by funding streams provided by regional health education bodies, subject to eligibility.

Assessment – This final assessment is a 4,000 word reflective case study. This is an individually negotiated reflective account of the application of nutrition science, practice and policy in your own profession or area of practice, with a specific focus on complex mental and physical health needs.

Entry requirements – You need one of the following.
• A degree in a related healthcare subject such as nursing, occupational therapy or other allied health professional degree.
• A diploma level, professionally recognised qualification in a related healthcare subject such as nursing or occupational therapy
• Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered.

You must also
• have the ability to use word processing packages
• have access to a computer with internet facilities
• have used web-based learning materials or have confidence in using the world wide web

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