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.
Bolton, L. Helpdesk Report: Short Distance Learning Courses on Development and Nutrition. HDRC, UK (2010) 5 pp.
Helpdesk Report: Short Distance Learning Courses on Development and Nutrition