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The Leeds course in Clinical Nutrition
Wednesday 9 - Friday 11 September 2015 (3 day course)

Course details & Exhibition Opportunity

  1. The Leeds course in Clinical Nutrition, now in its 32nd year, was restructured and developed in 2013 to be more clinically focused and include interactive workshops with practical elements following our delegates' feedback and training requirements. The course ran over 3 full days instead of 3 days over 4, again this was in response to our previous delegates feedback.

    Course aims and objectives:
    The course is intended to provide a through grounding in all aspects of clinical nutrition and aims:
    • To summarise national nutrition drivers to provide a foundation for the course.
    • To increase awareness of nutritional compromise and its consequences; give practical guidance on assessment of patients, and discuss particular patient groups (surgical patients, those with irritable bowel syndrome, renal disease, eating disorders and liver disease).
    • To discuss practicalities of feeding in terms of ethics, different methods of feeding and understand more about different techniques to give artificial nutrition.
    • To examine the value of nutrition for paediatric patients (early diet and consequences, metabolic problems, Crohn's and parenteral nutrition).
    • To establish principles of nutritional importance in extreme clinical situations (short bowel syndrome, refeeding syndrome, parenteral nutrition).

2015 programme
The 2015 Programme will be ready approximately 3 months prior to the course, you can however download the latest (2014) course details form the left hand column for information.

Who should attend

The Leeds course in Clinical Nutrition is aimed at all professions with an interest in Clinical Nutrition and will appeal to clinicians, dietitians, doctors, hospitals pharmacists, nursing staff and others with interest in patient nutrition. The course is particularly suitable for SpRs (Specialist Registrars) as it is now mandatory to attend a clinical nutrition course.


The Leeds course in Clinical Nutrition’ has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 17 category 1 (external) CPD credits.

The course has also been endorsed by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and BAPEN.






The course will be held at the University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT. Directions to the venue will be provided within the delegate joining instructions. Please note, parking is very limited on and around
campus so public transport is strongly advised. The University campus is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Leeds city station.

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available on campus at Storm Jameson Court, University of Leeds Student Halls of Residence, at £60 per night. The rooms are junior doubles for sole occupancy and have en-suite facilities. Please note, dinner is not available at the accommodation site; for those requiring accommodation on the Monday evening it is recommended that delegates have a meal before they arrive at Storm Jameson Court. More information on Storm Jameson Court can be found at

Delegates using the accommodation will also be able to use our leisure facilities at our brand new leisure centre, The Edge, free of charge. More information on The Edge can be found at

Please note: Accommodation at the Halls of Residence is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For those who require accommodation, early registration is highly recommended.

How to Book

Delegates can book their place via our secure online store or by completing a manual registration form from the left hand column 'In this section'

For online booking queries and for all other enquiries please contact:
Jenny Carter
CPD, Conference & Events Co-ordinator
CPD, Conference & Events Unit
Engineering Research & Innovation Service
Faculty of Engineering,
School of Chemical & Process Engineering, c/o Room 347,
University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT.
t: + 44 (0)113 343 8104
f: + 44 (0)113 343 2511