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Are you passionate about nutrition support and education? Would you like to join a team of tutors on an award winning course? The PENG clinical update is looking for new tutors to join the team.  The course covers the clinical management of artificial nutritional support. The course is a master’s level course with 20 M level credits awarded by Queen Margaret University.  

The clinical update course is a series of lectures followed by workshops during which delegates and tutors work through clinical scenarios regarding nutritional assessment, interpretation of fluid and electrolyte status, estimating requirements, critical appraisal, enteral and parenteral nutrition.

The workload of a tutor includes developing course materials, lecturing, facilitating a group of delegates during the course and marking the pre and post coursework assignment. In addition, you will be expected to attend tutor meetings which normally take place over two weekends each year or monthly if virtual. One pre course meeting on the Sunday before the residential part of the course commences at Queen Margaret University and one post course meeting which may be held in Edinburgh or another location depending on the current tutors’ preference. Due to Covid-19 virtual meetings may replace face to face meetings.

Suitable candidates should have considerable clinical experience in artificial nutritional support and preferably have attended the Clinical Update. You should be able to demonstrate academic ability at Master’s level or above. If not, prospective tutors will be asked to complete the Master’s assignment. The person specification is listed below.

Qualified Dietitian 
Member of the British Dietetic Association 
Registered with HPC 
Member of PENG 
Previously attended and passed PENG Clinical Update 
Work Experience
Normally 5 years clinical experience 
Evidence of working at Masters level 
Working in Nutrition Support (>50% of time)/Lecturing in Nutrition Support 
Previous experience presenting to large groups 
Previous experience facilitating groups 

For further information about the position please contact the course lead Alison Culkin: