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Food Allergy

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Judith Holloway
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 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 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.

Our online module is delivered using a blend of synchronous live teaching sessions and asynchronous recordings. Attending the live sessions is strongly encouraged as it allows you to engage with our expert teachers and your fellow students and benefit from rich discussions. Our recorded sessions enable you to personalise your experience and learn at your own pace. Engaging with the blend of live sessions and recordings within each teaching week allows you to synthesise your learning as you go to get the most from this module.

The module will take place during the following weeks (exact timetable to be confirmed):

  • Teaching & guided learning: 11/01-22/02/23
  • Self-directed learning: 23/02-05/04/23
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