Renal Nutrition Course 1
Introduction to Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Would you like some online CPD to do in your own time? Would you like to upskill in the area of Renal Nutrition? Then this course is for you!
Brought to you by the Renal Interest Group of the INDI
This is the first of a series of courses, which will cover the full spectrum of nutritional management, from early stages of CKD to end stage kidney disease including dialysis and transplantation.
This Course 1 will provide you with the foundation knowledge about the disease from both a medical (pathophysiology, diagnosis, risk factors management) and a nutritional perspective (nutritional assessment, dietary manipulation, aspects of renal diet required in earlier stages and how to incorporate into overall care plans with other co-existing illness).
Course content has been developed by nephrologists and dietitians specialising in nephrology. This fully online course will be available on demand for a period of 8 weeks from purchase date. To get the most out of the series of courses we strongly recommend to have completed course 1 or a similar renal nutrition course before progressing to course 2.
What is the aim of the course?
To educate the dietitian regarding the appropriate medical and dietetic management of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (Stages 1-3A with focus on stage 3A).
What topics are included in the course?
Module 1: Pre course work (Pre-course work will include setting the scene for the course modules, case study and essential reading)
Module 2: Classification and progression of CKD (stages 1 – 3A)
Module 3: Nutrition assessment of CKD (stages 1 – 3A)
Module 4: Dietetic intervention in CKD (stages 1 – 3A)
Module 5: Workshop & post course assessment
Who is this course suitable for?
Dietitians in general, as well as those working in the area of community dietetics, endocrinology, cardiology and care of the older person.
Dietitians working in the area of nephrology for less than one year or dietitians with an interest in this area.
How long will it take to complete the course?
The course consists of 5 modules (including pre course work), a comprehensive range of supportive resources and a post course assessment. It takes approximately 8 hrs to complete and we recommend that you assign one to two hrs per week over 4-6 weeks to complete it.
How much does the course cost?
The course is competitively priced at €125 for INDI members and €225 for non-members. Reduced group rate also available: for 3 or more simultaneous registrations within the same department a 20% reduction for INDI members & 10% reduction to non-INDI members.
Will I get a certificate of completion when I do the course?
A cert can be generated form the training package when you have completed all modules and post course assessment.
To sign up and start this exciting course
please email the INDI office at
to request registration form and log in details.