Our Draft Summer School Programme is now updated. Please download the file for detailed course information.

Sunday June 19th, 2016
Welcome and Registration: Dinner and Cocktails provided

Monday June 20th, 2016: Basic Concepts in Human Nutrition


  • Introduction to diet and nutrition
  • Dietary assessment methods
  • Body composition and energy metabolism
  • Practical Session – anthropometry
  • Introduction to macronutrients
  • Micronutrients & role of Vitamin D
  • Scope of nutrition in clinical practice
  • Importance of nutrition research

Tuesday June 21st, 2016: Nutrition Research Methods


  • Introduction to study design and qualitative data
  • Nutritional epidemiology
  • Experimental nutrition – Bench and bedside.
  • The new frontiers of human nutrition research: Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics. An overview
  • Nutrigenomics: A research case report and clinical case
  • Nutrient quality and health – The impact of carbohydrate quality on human health
  • “Diet-Microbe Interactions in the gut”

Wednesday June 22nd, 2016: Nutrition in Disease Prevention


  • Aetiology and mechanism of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Introduction to NCDs (Cancer, Diabetes, Dementia) with specific focus on cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)
  • Endocrine system related disorders
  • Musculoskeletal aspects of nutrition
  • Neurological diseases and nutrition


Thursday June 23rd, 2016: Nutrition in healthcare: making a difference


  • Nutrition/Hydration Education and Leadership for Improved Clinical Outcomes (NHELICO) and medical school materials
  • Case studies from NHELICO
  • NHELICO under and over nutrition
  • Vascular Ageing
  • Nutrition Ethics


Friday June 24th, 2016: Nutrition public health and policy


  • Global nutrition report
  • Food labelling
  • Supplement industry
  • Nutrition and communication/policy
  • Nutritionists in Industry
  • Course Assessment




Online Material

Students will also have access to online materials on the following topics:

  • Cardiovascular Science
  • Pediatric nutrition
  • Over-nutrition / under-nutrition
  • Gastroenterology
  • Public Health Nutrition Ethics
  • Hydration
  • Public Health Nutrition Surveillance and Population Nutrition Studies