Frequently asked questions

Who is the course for?


The Summer School is intended for individuals interested in nutrition and its health-applications and is also open to undergraduate students and other adult learners.




What are the requirements?


Whilst the course is open-access, a background in relevant biological sciences and/or health related disciplines is required for candidates to sit the final assessment and to receive a certificate of competence. However, those from other backgrounds will be eligible for a certificate of attendance but will not need to sit the final assessment. To ensure that all participants are able to enjoy as well as benefit from studying with us, you will need to be confident understanding and following arguments presented in written and spoken English at University level.




What will I learn throughout the course?


The course provides in depth exposure to Applied Human Nutrition including basic concepts in human nutrition; nutritional research methods; nutrition in healthcare and nutrition public health and policy. For a taste of what to expect, check out the previous years content at the bottom of the page.




Will I be assessed?


Candidates from healthcare and related backgrounds will additionally be able to undertake an assessment at the end of the course to gain a certificate of competence, accredited by professional bodies in the UK for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development. To date, dual accreditation has been provided by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Biology in the UK, providing internationally recognised quality benchmarks. The assessment is optional and to undertake it the candidates need to submite their CV pior to the Summer School days, the option to send the CV and undertake the assessment will be given in communications with the participants.




What additional support and benefits can I get?


In addition to learn and network with an international community of peers and experts, the opportunity to be assessed and gain a certificate of competence, new International Academy of Nutrition Education (IANE) Members will receive a post-course 1:1 mentoring session. As a delegate of a NNEdPro event, you are entitled to a 20% discount on the cost of publishing your article in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health. Those attending the NNEdPro Summer School will receive for free the registration for the NNEdPro Summit. This scientific meeting is a opportunity for candidates attending the NNEdPro Summer School to participate in directly relevant international conference proceedings immediately after completing their course.




Is there a discount for group reservations?


A discount of 10%, 12% and 15% will be applied for groups of over 3, 6 and 10 respectively. Please contact us to learn more.




What is your refund policy?


3. Refunds can only be issued for cancellation requests received up to seven days after the access to the material is given, this will be when the email confirmation with your access details to the NNEdPro Virtual Learning Environment is sent. If you cancel after that, no refunds can be issued. Substitute delegates are not accepted. Please note that any transaction fee incurred will be deducted from your refund. To request a refund, please contact us at summer2021@nnedpro.org.uk




Any more questions?


Please contact us at summer2021@nnedpro.org.uk or use the enquire button available on this page




What are the Terms & Conditions to attend the course?


1. The NNEdPro Summer School is for individuals interested in nutrition and its health applications and is also open to undergraduate students as well as adult learners. Whilst the course is open-access, a background in relevant biological sciences and/or health related disciplines is required for candidates to sit the final assessment and to receive a certificate of competence. However, those from other backgrounds will be eligible for a certificate of attendance but will not need to sit the final assessment. 2. To ensure that all participants are able to enjoy as well as benefit from studying with us, you will need to be confident understanding and following arguments presented in written and spoken English at University level. 3. Refunds can only be issued for cancellation requests received up to seven days after the access to the material is given, this will be when the email confirmation with your access details to the NNEdPro Virtual Learning Environment is sent. If you cancel after that, no refunds can be issued. Substitute delegates are not accepted. Please note that any transaction fee incurred will be deducted from your refund.To request a refund, please contact us at summer2021@nnedpro.org.uk




How much time should I set aside for this course?


The course consists of:

  • Around 40 hours of pre-recorded lectures divided into 4 modules (one per week), and whilst you can view them anytime, we recommend that you watch the lectures pertinent to that week before it starts, e.g. week 1 of the course will be about the first set of lectures ‘Core Concepts and Toolkits in Diet and Nutrition’, you can see the course overview here

  • You will be invited for a 1 hour mentoring session (time TBC) each week

  • You will be invited for a 1.5 hour 'meet the faculty' and Q&A session (typically 10.00 to 11.30am UK time) each week

  • The assignments (essay, critical appraisal and final test) should not take longer than 3 hours each to complete





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