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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 be able to:

  • Describe the nutritional problems (physical and psychological) that occur in cancer prior to diagnosis and as a result of treatment
  • State the features of cachexia and sarcopenia, describe how it differs from malnutrition, and describe the impact on treatment
  • State the methods of cancer treatment and the toxicities that impact nutrition
  • State the methods of dietetic management during cancer treatment
  • Describe the factors that influence nutritional requirements
  • Describe the dietary factors for cancer prevention
  • Describe the diet and lifestyle factors for those living with and beyond cancer
  • Describe the late effects of treatment experienced by people living with and beyond cancer and the relevance to diet and nutrition
  • Describe nutritional management in palliative and end-of-life care
  • Describe the nutritional needs of those with cancer, their families, and carers


9.00  Arrival and refreshments

9.30 Welcome and introductions

9.40 Context of the day and icebreaker

10.00 The impact of cancer and its treatment on nutritional and clinical outcomes

10.45 Break

11.00 Nutrition Assessment in Cancer

11.45 Practical approaches to nutritional support

12.45 Lunch

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

14.00 Myth busters – addressing myths around diet and cancer, FAQ

14.30 Break

14.45 Introduction to late effects

15.25 Living with and beyond cancer – lifestyle changes

16.00 Summary and close

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