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Nutrition for senior Citizens

About this course

This award is suitable for all staff who are currently involved in the healthcare industry or individuals intending to pursue a career in the same industry. This module aims to introduce the nutritional requirements of older citizens and the maintenance of their health and wellness.

This course seeks to highlight the importance of diagnosing malnutrition and ways to resolve it.

Course Information

Course Title Nutrition for Senior Citizens
Course Type Award
Qualification Framework Level MQF/EQF Level 4
Programme Duration 1 Month (Full-Time)
Placement Hours 4 Hours
Mode of Attendance Full Time
Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face Lectures
Total ECTS Credits 3 ECTS
Course Language English
Location Triq il-Għadam, Birkirkara, CBD 1060, Malta
  • Aged 16+ upon entry of course
  • Communicate using oral and written English
  • Minimum school leaving certificate
  • Clean Police Conduct
  • Copy of ID card or Passport

Total Tuition Fees: Eur 240

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Learning Outcomes for Knowledge obtained at the end of the programme:

The learner will be able to:

  1. Ensure that aging patients under their care are exposed to a healthy balanced diet suitable for their own personal needs.
  2. Supervise and monitor the person in care closely to be able to pinpoint any signs or symptoms of malnutrition.
  3. Perform nutritional screening and record the nutritional status of the patient in care.
  4. Advise the patient for a more detail nutritional assessment.

There is only one module in this course which will highlight the importance of food safety and the adoption of best working practices for the prevention of food poisoning and other food related illnesses.

Learning Hours:

  • Contact hours: 15
  • Supervised placement hours: 4
  • Self-study hours: 42
  • Assessment hours: 14



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  • Staff mentors
  • Care supervisor
  • Care coordinator
  • Nursing assistants
  • Non-care administrative roles
  • Support worker
  • Nursing home assistant
  • Senior care worker
  • Team leader
  • Independent living advisor
  • Aged care worker
  • Nurse practitioner

Age Group: 16+

Existing professionals or newbies who may want to further their career in elderly care/sector can amplify their skills and knowledge of this topic with our accredited short course in Nutrition for Senior Citizens Award, and it could make all the difference in escalating your career path.

This Course will be assessed through the submission of:

  • Written Assignment (50%)
  • Case Study (30%)
  • Meal Plan (20%)

This course is accredited and licensed by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA).

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) is responsible for fostering the development and achievement of excellence in Further and Higher education in Malta through effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance, research, and recognition of programmes of study, established under the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF)

Licence Number: 2019-010

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