Nutrition Courses

Please find below a list of some of the most relevant courses currently available for those with an interest in Clinical Nutrition. If you know of any other courses that might be of interest to BAPEN members, please contact the Chairman of the Education & Training Committee, Andrew Rochford (

The Leeds course in Clinical Nutrition

This course is specifically designed to provide a thorough grounding in all aspects of clinical nutrition and:

  • summarise national nutrition drivers to provide a foundation for the course
  • increase awareness of nutritional compromise and its consequences; give practical guidance on assessment of patients, and discuss particular patient groups (surgicalpatients, those with irritable bowel syndrome, renal disease, eating disorders and liver disease).
  • discuss practicalities of feeding in terms of ethics, different methods of feeding and understand more about different techniques to give artificial nutrition.
  • establish principles of nutritional importance in extreme clinical situations (short bowel syndrome, refeeding syndrome, parenteral nutrition).


University of Surrey

The University of Surrey currently offers three undergraduate degree programmes ( BSc Hons Nutrition, BSc Hons Nutrition and Food Science, and BSc Hons Nutrition/Dietetics), an MSc in Nutritional Medicine and research degrees. The MSc is modular, part-time programme and so accessible to those in full-time employment, consisting of three-day taught periods at the University, preceded by preparatory study and followed by consolidation and assessment. It is also possible to take modules as standalone courses.

University of Roehampton, London

The University of Roehampton offers an MSc/PGDip/PGCert Clinical Nutrition targeted at all members of a nutrition support team and can be undertaken a either a full-time or part-time course.

University of Glasgow

The Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow offers research training leading to an MSc, PhD or MD and a taught MSc in Clinical Nutrition that can be undertaken a either a full-time or part-time course.

University College London (UCL)

UCL offers an MSc in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition aimed at all professionals with an interest in Clinical Nutrition. This MSc is particularly suitable for candidates who wish to pursue a life-long career in the field of cutting edge translational research and the practice of nutrition therapy in the health services of the UK or other countries or in the clinical nutrition industry. The full MSC also includes a research project lasting about 6 months.

Intestinal Failure Study Day & Workshop in Home Parenteral Nutrition

Venue: St Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute, London

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Intercollegiate Group on Nutrition

The group runs an annual course on Human Nutrition aimed at doctors.