Dietetics 19 October 2020, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

We are excited to launch our first virtual Dietetics session for students with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.

Date: 19th October 2020

Timing:  9.30am – 12.30pm (Students can join from 9am)

Platform: Microsoft Teams (the Trust must use their platform)

Limitations: Year 13 & 14


09.30am                       Brief introduction & Housekeeping 

09.35 – 09.40                Info on dietetic course / Placement / University Entry / Routes to becoming a dietitian

09.40 – 10.00                Acute – Frances Dean

10.00 – 10.20                Nutrition Support – Amy Knox/ Joy Ballance

10.20 – 10.40                Break

10.40 – 11.00                Diabetes – Shannon Pearson

11.00 – 11.20                Paediatrics – Esther Grieve

11.20 – 11.40                Eating Disorders – Sarah McGladery​

11.40 – 12.00                Palliative Care + Respiratory – Tracy Haylett

12.00 – 12.20                Health Promotion –  Rachel Green

12.20 – 12.30                Questions and finish


NB – Please note that this is a 3 hour virtual event, but a break has been factored in between 10.20am – 10.40am.

The Trust are suggesting running this as a ‘meeting’ rather than a live event and, therefore, despite it being ‘online’ numbers of attendees will be capped. 

This is a pilot programme and the Trust are keen to try it now and hopefully this will assist some students with UCAS forms.

So, in the first instance, please register your interest as a school with No requests will be taken by individual students or parents – the register of interest must come from the school.

Schools will be given a certain number of ‘meeting spaces’ at the event. Depending on how you are running bubbles etc in your school this could allow a classroom or classrooms of students to participate, rather than limiting you to a couple of students.  Should we find ourselves in the situation were a school has interested students that are self-isolating, we can investigate providing access to them at home.