Introduction to Nutrition and Cancer


This blended learning course is an interactive day that aims to link with The Macmillan Allied Health Professions Competence Framework for those working with people affected by cancer (Macmillan, 2017) and will increase the knowledge and skills in the nutritional care of adults living with and beyond cancer.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, delegates will have

  1. Gain an understanding of cancer diagnosis and care.  
  2. Explored common nutritional problems, terminology, and screening associated with cancer-related malnutrition
  3. Outline various modes of dietetic management for people affected by cancer


9.00  Arrival and refreshments

9.10 Welcome and outline of the day

10.00 Nutrition Assessment in Cancer

10.45 Break

11.00 The impact of cancer and its Treatment on Nutritional and Clinical Outcomes

11.45 Practical approaches to nutritional support

12.45 Lunch

13.30 Nutrition during palliative care/end of life (Case studies)

14.30 Break

14.45 Introduction to late effects

15.15 Living with and beyond cancer – lifestyle changes

15.45 Q&A

16.00 Summary

16.30  Close

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