Food

This course will be delivered in a blended format with live online sessions, in person teaching and pre-recorded materials. 

In this short course you will study a comprehensive overview of food hypersensitivity in children and in adults and develop a robust understanding of the scientific basis underpinning its pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and management. This will enable you to develop your skills in identifying, planning the management and treatment of these patients, including in somewhat complex or challenging circumstances, from IgE and non IgE-mediated allergy, to other immune and non-immune mediated food hypersensitivities.

Teaching delivery format
The course has been designed in an innovative format combining asynchronous materials (e.g. pre-recorded sessions, reading lists and web-based resources) to revise in your own time, and live interactive sessions both online and on campus which will include focused discussions and case-based elements. A range of formats will be used to encourage active learning, including expert panel question & answer sessions, group work, workshops, role-play, pro-con debates and scenario-based sessions.

The live online sessions will take place in October/November, predominantly in the week starting on 21 November 2022. We encourage participants to book leave that week to follow the teaching. Asynchronous materials will be made available in October and a ‘course launch webinar’ will be held for registered participants to introduce the course and help you get organised to maximize your learning experience.

Going through the asynchronous materials should take around 25-30 hours of study, and we highly encourage you to review as much as possible before the live teaching. The live teaching sessions will take approximately 20 hours, and will focus on discussions and Q&A partly based on the asynchronous materials.

Key dates:

  • 12 October 2022: Launch Webinar (30 mins)
  • 9 November 2022: Warm Up Online Session (1.5-2h)
  • 21 – 22 November 2022: live online teaching (5 hours per day)
  • 24 – 25 November 2022: On campus teaching*

*The on campus teaching on 24 – 25 November 2022 will be held at our St Mary’s Campus – where possible, live streaming of the sessions will be made available for those that are not able or do not wish to attend the face to face teaching sessions.