Short Distance Learning Courses on Development and Nutrition

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Helpdesk Query:
  1. Which academic institutions in the UK run short distance learning courses in development, and which of these in nutrition related issues (please provide weblinks for the relevant courses). If possible how many students do they have on distance learning courses?
  2. Which academic institutions globally run distance learning courses in nutrition in development?

The University of London and the Open University are the main two academic institutions in the UK that run short, distance learning courses in development.

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), an institute of the University of London, directs a module on Nutrition and Infection. Students register for this course through the University of London International Programme.

The search for courses that were both short and studied through distance learning yielded limited results. Many development courses were offered through distance learning where modules could be taken on a part-time basis. But these appeared to only be offered as part of a degree programme and not as short courses. Similarly short courses were found on nutrition that were not run as distance learning courses.

One course on nutrition in development run through distance learning outside the UK was found. The Leadership Programme on Nutrition Security and Sustainable Development run by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India. The course material is India focussed.


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