Nutrition, growth and development of the child

This course will include normal control of fetal growth and disorders of growth pre-birth. There will be significant emphasis on exploring the genetic and environmental influences on growth before birth. Normal patterns of infant growth will be explored as well as common disorders, including behavioural feeding problems. Faltering and excess weight gain will be discussed.
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Imperial College London
St Mary’s campus
Norfolk Place, Paddington
W2 1PG
United Kingdom

RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines.

Aims of course:

  • Explain normal and abnormal patterns of infant growth
  • Identify the origins and possible solutions to modern nutritional epidemics such as obesity and Vitamin D deficiency
  • Present normal variants and specific disorders of growth with an origin in endocrinology

Topics covered

The influence of allergy and food intolerance as a growth problem will be looked at from an epidemiological, immunological and clinical standpoint. The course will cover hormonal control of growth throughout childhood and important disorders. Specific nutritional problems common in infancy- Vitamin D, iron deficiency and the public health aspects of common disorders of infant and child nutrition will be explored as well as control of puberty and common variants and the investigation of abnormalities of growth throughout childhood.


This course would benefit Paediatricians, GPs, Nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in Child Health.

To book or for more information

Please contact Eva Moreno at Centre for Continuing Professional Development - email on or phone 020 7594 6885