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NutriPD Seminar: Empowering Leaders in the Nutrition Profession - with a focus on competency-based assessment in Nutrition Education 

When - Tuesday December 15th from 09:00-14:00

Are you a registered nutritionist in Ireland or studying to be one? Would you like to learn more about career pathways for nutritionists, how to register with the AfN, competency-based assessment in education or maybe you just want to learn how to grow your Twitter followers? Then this event is for you!

NutriPD is proud to present a free seminar to empower leaders in the nutrition profession. This seminar will include talks from many prominent leaders in the nutrition profession in their areas of expertise, allowing current and future nutritionists to build on their knowledge and skills.

Presentations Include:

  • Competency-based Education: Learnings from Dietetics - Associate Professor Claire Palermo, Monash University

  • How can we Progress the Nutrition Profession in Ireland? - Dr Lisa Ryan & Sarah O'Donovan, GMIT

  • How do I become a Registered Nutritionist? - Dr Glenys Jones, AfN

  • Life of a Nutritionist in Academia and Research - Professor Mairead Kiely, UCC

  • Life of a Nutritionist in Industry - Dr Aisling Aherne, Kerry Group

  • Twitter for Nutritionists: Tips and Advice- Samantha Kelly, “Tweeting Goddess”

This event is part of the 2020-2021 National Seminar Series, funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

As of November 18th, 2020, this seminar is an AfN Endorsed CPD event (Endorsement no. EN236).

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In order to understand both student’s and educator’s conceptualisation of competency in the nutrition profession we have developed the below surveys. We’d love to hear your opinions!

Student survey:

Are you a student on a nutrition course in Ireland or the UK? Fancy winning the cost of your membership (worth over £100) to the Association for Nutrition upon graduation?

All you have to do is complete our survey on competency in the nutrition profession. This study will analyse students’ knowledge, attitude and perception of competence in the nutrition profession, as well as how they understand the methods by which they are assessed. The survey takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.

Link- Student Survey

Educator survey:

The survey aimed at educators will gather information on knowledge, attitude and perception of competence in the nutrition profession, as well as their understanding of the methods by which they are assessed. This survey is for educators on nutrition programmes in Ireland only and takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. We would really appreciate it if you could find time to set aside to complete this survey and inform our research on professional development and nutrition programmes.

Link- Educator Survey


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