This 20 credit masters-level module explores the nutritional and dietetic interventions essential for normal growth and development in both chronic and acute paediatric illness. You will consider the nutritional management of conditions like epilepsy, neonatal surgery, burns and trauma and organ system diseases.
This module will give you the opportunity to understand, debate and critically evaluate the evidence base for the nutritional and dietetic involvement in the clinical management of complex disorders in childhood (such as epilepsy) and encourage you to evaluate the use of nutrition support in clinical situations (such as trauma or following neonatal surgery). It will also enable you to examine current clinical practices, their contribution to the multidisciplinary team and other strategies required to support patients and their families.
This module can be taken as a standalone module or as a pathway specific module towards the MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Paediatric Dietetics and is accredited by the British Dietetics Association.