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We develop and host a range of online courses to support our members' CPD. We also endorse online courses held by other providers.

BDA online courses

Appropriate Prescribing Guidance for Dietitians

Developed by the BDA in partnership with the Optimising Nutrition Prescribing Group.

Who is this course for?

This module is aimed at all dietitians: newly qualified or practicing for many years; those working in an acute setting, the community or on a freelance basis; adult and paediatric-focused dietitians. 

What will I learn?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply principles of medicines optimisation to dietetic practice
  • Understand the data source, monitoring and impact of nutritional product prescription in the wider healthcare economy
  • Understand the purpose of formularies and their role in assisting appropriate prescribing
  • Understand nutritional product pricing and procurement across the health economy
  • Improve communication with GP practices through better understanding of prescription management in GP practices

What topics does it cover?

This course covers, among other topics:

  • Product costs
  • Evidence base for nutritional products and ACBS
  • Healthcare setting and influence on prescribing behaviour
  • Patient centred care
  • Working with GPs

     

Course fee

BDA member

 £75.00
Non-members  £120.00

Introduction to Nutrition in Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Eating Disorders for dietitians and non-dietitians

Developed by the BDA in partnership with the Mental Health Group.

Who is this course for?

This module is aimed at both non-Dietitians and Dietitians wishing to get an essential overview of an essential overview of nutrition in mental health, learning disabilities and eating disorders to support service user needs. 

What will I learn?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of nutritional issues concerned with those affected by mental health disorders, learning disabilities and eating disorders
  • Recognise nutritional red flags and know when to refer on and signpost
  • Understand first line advice and your role in supporting service users with their nutritional needs
  • Promote the importance of nutrition and physical health within mental health, learning disabilities and eating disorder services as part of an integrated approach to recovery

What topics does it cover?

This course covers, among other topics:

  • Nutritional Health and Mental Health
  • The role of the dietitian in the MDT
  • Nutritional co-morbidities
  • Refeeding syndrome
  • Nutritional red flags
  • First Line advice to support service users

Course fee

BDA member

 £75.00
Non-members  £120.00

 

Public Health - Engaging the Dietetic Profession

Designed to support dietitians to get engaged with the public health agenda in relation to their practice. 

£35.00

 

 

Endorsed online courses

Allergy Module

Hosted by Newcastle University

If you commonly see child and adult patients with allergic conditions and want to develop your clinical skills in this area then this online module is for you. Aimed at professionals working in health or life sciences, study is part-time over 14 weeks and covers diverse topics. Registration, study and assessment is 100% online. Assessment is via case study reviews, multiple choice questions, written and problem solving exercises and participation in discussion boards with fellow students. The module is ideal for continuing professional development. 

Successful students can opt to combine it with two further modules for a postgraduate certificate. This is a part time programme  with online registration, study and assessment.

Course fee: £960

For further information contact 0191 208 7032 or visit the website.