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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 AHP's

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

Who is this course for?

This module is aimed at AHP's  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

 

Endorsed online courses

A health professional’s guide to pancreatic cancer and pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy (PERT)

Hosted by Pancreatic Cancer UK

When cancer affects the pancreas it can reduce the number of enzymes it produces to break down food. The body begins to starve – unless Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy (PERT) is prescribed.

PERT enables food to be digested, helps to build tolerance to treatments, reduces debilitating digestive symptoms and improves the quality of patients’ lives. It should be considered for everyone with pancreatic cancer at point of diagnosis.

Pancreatic Cancer UK’s short online course is designed for all healthcare professionals treating and supporting people with pancreatic cancer.

Take the course to find out more about PERT and pancreatic cancer, and get lots of top tips on effective use and troubleshooting.