New animation from the Royal Society - What is gene editing and how does it work?

Monday, 28 November 2016 15:35

Gene editing allows scientists to change gene sequences by adding, replacing or removing sections of DNA. This animation explains how this technology works, as well as its possible ethical and societal implications. The animation was produced jointly with the Wellcome Trust.

My College Online - RCPSG

Friday, 25 November 2016 14:47

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow have some new modules available on their eLearning Store, My College Online. There are also some reduced priced modules. More information is available from their site.

Introducing The Essentials of Clinical Nutrition – updated E-Learning Modules from BAPEN

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:30

Dr Simon Gabe, BAPEN President

We are pleased to announce that BAPEN has updated its Virtual Learning Environment platform and a range of e-learning modules that have been specifically designed to support nutrition education of health professionals. Although appropriate for all professions it is worth noting that they meet the requirements of the curricula for the foundation and core medical training years.

These modules are free to all those who work in the NHS.

In addition to these three modules, there are two other types of e-learning available:

  1. Education about nutritional screening and the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool

    A 'MUST' for Care Homes (SCORM compliant)
    A 'MUST' for Primary Care (SCORM compliant)
    A 'MUST' for Hospitals (SCORM compliant)
    (These modules are free to all those who work in the NHS)

  2. Selected conference sessions from the BAPEN meeting 2013, 2014 and DDF 2015

Topics include nutrition in cancer, dementia, HPN, eating disorders – a total of more than 30 modules. These modules are free to BAPEN members or have a nominal charge of either £5 or £10

Each module consists of:

  • Introductory information
  • Case studies with integrated questions and further supporting information
  • Supporting resources to download, including the introductory information and relevant references
  • A final quiz
  • A certificate to print off once the learner has passed the quiz.

There is now widespread recognition of the prevalence of malnutrition, and its impact as both a cause and consequence of disease, across the UK and yet we continue to see an increase in incidence levels and related costs. As such there has never been a greater need for more relevant training and education in this area.

If you are not already familiar with the Learning Environment we really hope that you will take time to review it and the modules available. If you can please also share this information with your colleagues. If you have any questions about the modules and training available please do not hesitate to contact the BAPEN Secretary to discuss further: email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ECCO: The E-learning website for the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation

Friday, 05 August 2016 10:13

ECCO's e-Learning Platform aims to provide specialist education for all health care professionals managing patients with IBD by providing tools to assess progress and achieve competence through self-directed learning.

Have a look at the vast array of Courses ranging from basic to more advanced topics in IBD. Click on the picture below to visit our home page.

ECCO members have full access to the entire site as well as the comprehensive e-Library which offers a rich resource for IBD related topics including Abstracts, Posters, and Webcasts from our annual congress. There is a link on the ECCO home page to our membership site should you wish to join ECCO today.

ECCO non-members have more limited access but can view the Talking heads series and the interactive e-guide algorithm for the management of IBD based upon the ECCO consensus statements.

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