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Food Allergy

When you'll study it
Term 3
CATS points
20
ECTS points
10
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Syed Arshad

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 general practitioners, allergy specialist nurses, dietitians and basic scientists working in this area.

This module will include an introduction of 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 then be discussed in more detail with emphasis on acute and chronic food allergic reactions. Additionally, there will be specific focus on established and novel diagnostic methods and treatment modalities.

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