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Food Allergy

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Elizabeth Miles
Academic year

Module overview

Food allergy is common in both children and adults. A clear understanding of various aspects of food allergy, including prevention, epidemiology, immunology and clinical management and treatment, is important for all clinical practitioners working in this area. This module will include an introduction to food allergy with lectures on prevention strategies, definitions, natural history and epidemiology of food allergy followed by an explanation of the immunological basis of food allergic disease. Common food allergies will be discussed in more detail with emphasis on management of acute reactions and food allergy as a chronic disease/condition. Additionally, there will be specific focus on established and novel diagnostic methods and treatment modalities. Throughout the module, you will explore topics by interpreting clinical scenarios to reinforce your learning.

Our online module is delivered using a blend of live teaching and pre-recorded sessions. You are expected to attend all the live sessions which allows you to engage with our expert teachers and your fellow students and benefit from rich discussions. Our recorded sessions allow you to learn at your convenience within each teaching week. Most of our students continue to work while studying and benefit from this flexibility. Engaging with our blended learning each teaching week allows you to build on and synthesise your learning as you go.

This module is taught once a year and typically involves approximately 10 hours of student engagement per week. The module will take place during the following weeks (exact timetable to be confirmed):

  • Teaching & guided learning: 17/01-28/02/24
  • Self-directed learning: 01/03-17/04/24
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