Background information

The PENG Clinical Update Course in Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition has been run annually for registered Dietitians since 1985.

At the time of its inception the aim of the course was to enable Dietitians to consolidate and develop their knowledge of all aspects of artificial nutritional support. This remains a key aim today and the   teaching on the course remains in line with relevant current literature with a strong emphasis on critical appraisal of the delegates own clinical practice. The course continues to provide delegates with the opportunity to share clinical experiences, develop practical skills and establish professional networks.

The clinical update course is aimed at experienced dietitians working predominantly in adult nutritional support both in hospital and in the community.

On successful completion you will be awarded with a 15 credit masters module from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

The course will start in March, when pre-course work is sent out, and ends in September when the post-course assessment is submitted.

Further information on the PENG website.

Course Aims

  1. To enhance knowledge and understanding in clinical nutrition and metabolism.
  2. To design and evaluate clinically effective artificial nutrition support regimens in the management if common aetiological disorders.
  3. To further develop critical appraisal and analysis of the published literature relating to artificial nutrition support.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, the delegate will be able to:

  1. Critically discuss and interpret techniques utilised in nutrition assessment and the application of these in a variety of clinical conditions.
  2. Plan and justify clinically effective enteral and parenteral feeding regimens for a range of clinical conditions taking into consideration nutritional status, nutritional requirements and routes of administration.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the provision of enteral and parenteral feeding regimens using appropriate techniques and considering clinical risk.
  4. Synthesise and interpret research data to enable the practical application in a variety of clinical settings.
  5. Analyse nutritional assessment and monitoring data using computer analysis programmes and critically appraise results.

Programmes and Timetables

See the 2017 Programme

2017 Clinical Update Course Timetable

Early October 2016 - course opens for applications. Students will be notified by email by the PEN group administrator if their application is successful.

Early March 2017 - pre-course work sent to students.

Late April 2017 - pre-course work, submission deadline.

20th 23rd June 2017 - residential element of course.

Late September 2017 - assessment submission deadline.

Mid December 2017 - provisional results sent to students.

Late March 2018 – marks confirmed by Board of Examiners

Exact dates will be provided to delegates accepted onto the course as part of the course information.

 

The 2018 programme will be available by the end of February 2018.

2018 Clinical Update Course Timetable

Early October 2017 - course opens for applications. Students will be notified by email by the PEN group administrator if their application is successful.

Early April 2018 - pre-course work sent to students.

Late May 2018 - pre-course work, submission deadline.

18th – 21st June 2018 - residential element of course.

Late September 2018 - assessment submission deadline.

Mid December 2018  Provisional results sent to students.

Late March 2019 – marks confirmed by Board of Examiners

Exact dates will be provided to delegates accepted onto the course as part of the course information.

 

 

 

Application form

PENG Administrator

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Queen Margaret University Drive
Musselburgh
East Lothian
EH21 6UU

+ 44 131 474 0000
Email the PENG Administrator for more information.