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New Dates Announced for Introductory and Advanced Courses in Dietary Assessment Methods

The University of Aberdeen is delighted to announce dates for a 2014 Advanced Course on Dietary Assessment Methods as well as announce a new Introductory level course.

Both courses are intensive and interactive in nature; places are strictly limited to ensure that all participants can engage with the tutors and the group as a whole.

Introductory Course on Dietary Assessment Methods

University of Aberdeen
12 May 2014

This new course will be offered prior to the advanced course with the aim of providing an introduction to the subject for those with more limited experience in the area.  Knowledge of the subjects covered in the introductory course will be expected for those attending the advanced course.

Advanced Course on Dietary Assessment Methods

Jurys Inn Aberdeen
13 - 15 May 2014

The advanced course is designed for researchers, dietetic and nutritional practitioners and those who would like to further their training in dietary assessment methods. Developed and run by

The University of Aberdeen dietary assessment team a group with a wide range of experience including staff from the Public Health Nutrition Research Group, the Musculoskeletal Research Group and the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health.

This course will bring together current knowledge and best practice on dietary assessment for nutrition research and clinical and public health practice.

The course aims to:

  • broaden knowledge in techniques of dietary assessment to enable dietitians and nutritionists to make a more informed decision as to which is the appropriate tool for their needs, both in a research context or in dealing with clients; and
  • enable individuals to fully interpret dietary data, being aware of the strengths and limitations of the different assessment techniques.

Course Themes: from theory to practice:

  • Dietary assessment methods
  • Food Composition Databases
  • Interpreting and evaluating dietary data
  • Recent advances in dietary assessment methods
  • Biomarkers of dietary intake

CPD Accreditation:

Endorsed by the British Dietetic Association  *

The advanced course is endorsed by the Association for Nutrition

(*Please note BDA endorsement applies only to the educational nutritional content of the learning activity).

Who is the Course For?

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in dietary assessment methods who has some background in dietetics or nutrition. A list of pre-course reading material is available but it is not essential to complete to participate in the course - rather it is intended for those who have limited experience in the field of dietary assessment or who may have trained some time ago and wish to refresh their knowledge prior to the course.

ACDAM Flyer - download the latest version here.