MSc in Food, Nutrition and Health: UCD Online Course Introduction

MSc in Food, Nutrition and Health: UCD Online Course Introduction

Course Director Professor Frank Monahan introduces the UCD MSc in Food, Nutrition and Health, available through online learning. Applications open now for course commencing September 2013. For more see www.ucd.ie/online. The importance of the link between food and human health is becoming increasingly evident and graduates of the Masters in Food, Nutrition and Health course will be educated to a high level in the science of food as it pertains to human nutrition and health.
This programme will be delivered by staff members in the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and UCD Institute of Food and Health. UCD is ranked in the top 10 European and top 25 International Universities in Food Science and Technology, based on research output.
The UCD Institute of Food and Health was established in 2008 and has an international reputation. The Institute brings together academic and research staff from across UCD in health-related aspects of food research, including food science, human and public health nutrition, food production, biosystems engineering, food law, consumer behaviour and food safety. The Institute aligns its research with national, international and industry agendas.

Vohra's Peter Winn Speaks on Health Literacy"

Vohra's Peter Winn Speaks on Health Literacy"

Peter Winn
Vohra Wound Physicians, Senior VP of Business Development

“My name is Peter Winn. I’ve been with Vohra Wound Physicians since October 2004. My current position is Vice President of Business Development
Initially I trained as a medical microbiologist at the Queens Medical Center at Nottingham University in England. I spent about a decade in the pharmaceutical industry teaching rep’s how to translate and decipher clinical trials, abstract results, methodology, conclusions, interpretations. And, teaching anti-infectives and antibiotics science to medical representatives in the pharmaceutical world. Then I came and joined Vohra in 2004 as initially as the marketing manager, then the director of operations, then the Chief Operations Officer. Really building the infrastructure, carving out the key marketing messages for Vohra Wound Physicians and helping with the growth of Vorha. At the time it was just in South Florida. Then into New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois.
As a company, Vohra wound physicians is really trying to help with health literacy and better communication. That’s better communication to physicians in general. But also, to the nursing staff, physical therapy, dietary, and to patients and patients’ family members.
As we round on a weekly basis, the physician works with the nursing staff. It’s a multi-specialty, interdisciplinary team approach where communication is very key to improving healing and improving outcomes. We treat the rounds as grand rounds. Many physicians are used to that in medical school and in nursing school also. It’s a Q and A forum. We try to teach and communicate better wound management while we round. We try to treat the patients as a part of the team as well, and their family members as a part of the team. We communicate to the patients and the family members teaching them the merits of compliance, the merits of off-loading and nutrition and wound healing. Education is a key component of the Vohra Wound Physicians program to our facilities and our partners.