The Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition

About the course

Course overview

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). 

Who should attend?

The Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition is aimed at you if you’re a professional with an interest in clinical nutrition. It will particularly appeal to you if you have an interest in patient nutrition or if you’re a:

  • clinician

  • dietitian

  • doctor

  • hospital pharmacist

  • nursing staff member

  • others with interest in patient nutrition.


Day 1: 

  • Nutrition and risk – what can we do?

  • Estimating nutritional requirements

  • Workshops:

    • Normal BMI

    • Obese

    • Very underweight

  • Short bowel syndrome

  • Paediatric surgery and nutritional consequences for children and adults

  • Obesity/bariatric surgery

  • Nutrition and the liver patient.

Day 2: 

  • Practicalities of enteral feeding

  • Workshops:

    • PEGs/gastrostomy tubes

    • Jejunal feeding tubes

    • Drugs via NG tubes

    • NGs, nasal bridles, etc.

  • Nutrition and eating disorders

  • Ethics of feeding

  • Nutrition and the surgical patient.

Day 3: 

  • Pharmacy and parenteral nutrition

  • Nutritional nightmares in gut-brain disorders

  • Preventing the refeeding syndrome

  • Nutrition in IBD

  • Kullavanijaya International Guest Lecture: Managing home parenteral nutrition

  • Workshops

    • Short bowel syndrome

    • PN issues – working out requirements

    • Management of abnormal LFTs.


Course Director:

Dr Clare Donnellan - Consultant Gastroenterologist, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Invited speakers:

To be confirmed for 2022.


Fee information

Standard course fee: £TBC

NHS/academic employees fee: £TBC

Fees are VAT exempt

A discount fee is available for BSG members. Please contact Harriet Wills if you are a BSG member.

Course fees include:

  • cost of tuition

  • paperless course materials

  • lunches

  • light refreshments


View our terms and conditions

Venue details

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences 
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane

The exact location within the Faculty for course registration and the presentations will be advised here shortly and also included within your delegate joining instructions.

Unfortunately car parking for visitors is unavailable at the University.

The nearest public car park is Woodhouse Lane (multi storey) at LS1 3HQ. The car park is open 24 hours. Charges apply. Please click here for information and location details. Please note this car park is a fifteen minute walk to/from our building and delegates should allow ample time to park and register for the course.


Delegates are responsible for organising your own evening meals and accommodation (if required). A list of hotels close to the University is available and will be provided with your course joining instructions.

What our delegates say

"Excellent course content, well presented and put together.   The workshops were excellent."

"Course content excellent with a wide variety of topics."

"Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Thank you"

“Excellent course, covering a wide range of nutrition topics with excellent speakers.”

"Wonderful experience. Fantastic course"

"Excellent speakers. Good balance of lectures and practical workshops"

Contact us

Harriet Wills – Course Coordinator
CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Room 311 School of Chemical and Process Engineering 
University of Leeds





The Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition (code: 130744) has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 17 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).

The 2021 course has also been formally endorsed by BAPEN, the British Dietetic Association (BDA), British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and the National Nurses Nutrition Group (NNNG). BDA endorsement applies only to the educational content of the learning activity.



The association of UK dietitians
National Nurses Nutrition Group