Nutrition and Healthy Eating for the Older Adult Short Course

Nutrition and Healthy Eating for the Older Adult Short Course
  • Develop your skills & knowledge
  • Delivered by academic experts & qualified professionals
  • Receive a certificate of attendance

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 day


School of Health Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Tuesday 16th May 2017 9: 30am-4pm

Entry Requirements:

Course Content

Course Outline:
The Nutrition, Hydration and Healthy Eating for the Older Adult workshop is designed to provide participants with an introduction to Nutrition awareness for their older service users. The actual support required by the service user will be dependent on their individual needs and how to assess these needs will be considered within the work shop. Participants will look at the effect of food on the body and general heath, how to make changes to supplement illness and how to identify the key minerals and nutrients required by the body. Participants will gain an understanding and knowledge about malnutrition and the implications of malnutrition on the individual Older Adult.
Who should attend:

All staff working with older adults whether in the community or acute Trusts

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:

Have gained some knowledge and understanding around the challenges faced by the older adult and their carer’s with regards to maintaining their nutritional and hydration needs- topics to be discussed include :

  • Appraisal of the gastro intestinal tract with regards to the older adult
  • Nutrition and the Older person what makes a healthy diet
  • What are the implications of Malnutrition?
  • Factors leading to Malnutrition
  • Screening Tools
  • Medications
  • Conditions relating to the older adult effecting their nutritional status

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Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

£90 (catering and car parking are not provided)

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808

About UCLan

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University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400