Course Description

Registered Associate Nutritionist

Kris Kasperkiewicz

Kris has a passion for health and fitness. Since graduating with a degree in biology, he has followed a varied course, including qualifying as a gym instructor and personal trainer, a cycling coach, and, following completion of his Masters degree in Human  Nutrition, is now a registered associate nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. He has also had a strong interest in food and cooking and is a qualified chef.He is passionate about helping educate people on following healthy lifestyles, including the social and mental aspects of wellbeing as well as the physical.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome

    • Course syllabus

    • Course Overview

    • Assignments

  • 2

    NS01 Introduction to Neuroscience - Part A

    • NS01A - Learning Objectives

    • NS01A What is neuroscience

    • NS01A The nervous system

    • NS01A The neuron - an introduction

    • NS01A Brain architecture

    • NS01A -- The Handy Brain video

    • NS01A The limbic system

    • NS01A Limbic system quiz

    • NS01-01 - Assignment

    • NS01A - Useful Resources

    • NS01-02 - Assignment

    • NS01-03 - Assignment

  • 3

    NS01 Introduction to Neuroscience - Part B

    • NS01B - Learning Objectives

    • NS01B - Brain development facts

    • NS01B - Brain development during pregnancy

    • NS01B - Effect of preterm birth on the developing brain

    • NS01B - Brain development in the early years

    • NS01B - Plasticity

    • NS01B - Factors affecting brain development

    • NS01B - Summary

    • NS01B - Useful links

    • NS01-04 - Assignment

    • NS01-05 - Assignment

    • NS01B - additional reading

  • 4

    NS02 Neural Physiology

    • NS02 Learning Objectives

    • NS02B Learning objectives

    • NS02 The Nervous System

    • NS02 Neurons

    • NS02 Categories of Neurons

    • NS02 How Neurons Work

    • NS02 Neuronal Variation

    • NS02 The Synapse

    • NS02 How the synapse works

    • NS02 Synaptogenesis

    • NS02 Plasticity and pruning

    • NS02 Under pruning and over pruning

    • NS02B Summary

    • NS02-01 Assignment

    • NS02-02 Assignment

  • 5

    NS03 The Social Brain

    • NS03 Learning Objectives

    • NS03 The Social Brain

    • NS03 The Mirror Neuron System

    • NS03 Functions of the Mirror Neuron System

    • NS03 Theory of Mind

    • NS03 Development of Theory of Mind

    • NS03 Empathy

    • NS03 Language

    • NS03 Relationships

    • NS03 Summary

    • NS03 Assignment

  • 6

    Unit 2

    • Welcome to Unit 2

  • 7

    NS04 Child regulation

    • NS04A Learning objectives

    • NS04A The limbic system and self regulation

    • NS04A What is self regulation

    • NS04A Supporting self regulation

    • NS04A The EYFS and self regulation

    • NS04A Why self regulation is important

    • NS04A Coping strategies

    • NS04A Dr Stuart Shanker on self regulation

    • NS04A Five domains in self regulation

    • NS04A Activity - stressors for each domain

    • NS04A Supporting self regulation skills

    • NS04A Self regulation strategies for different ages

    • NS04A Assignments

    • NS04A Assignment 1

    • NS04A Assignment 2

    • NS04A - Useful Resources

    • NS04-B Co-Regulation Learning Objectives

    • NS04-B What is co-regulation

    • NS04-B Still face experiment

    • NS04-B Areas of support for co-regulation

    • NS04-B Effective co-regulation

    • NS04-B Balancing co-regulation and self-regulation

    • NS04-B Co-regulation in practice

    • NS04-B Five steps of self-regulation

    • NS04-B Scenarios

    • NS04-B support self-regulation through co-regulation

    • NS04-03 Assignment

    • NS04B - Useful Resources

  • 8

    NS05 Special Educational Needs

    • Introduction and Learning Objectives

    • SEND legal definition and code of practice

    • Learning disabilities and difficulties

    • SEND guidance

    • Most common SEND disorders

    • Common disorders - Autism

    • Common disorders - Dyspraxia

    • Common disorders - ADHD

    • Common disorders - Dyslexia

    • Common disorders - Cerebral palsy

    • Common disorders - Downs syndrome

    • Scenarios

    • Role of the EY practitioner

    • Strategies to support self regulation in SEND

    • Speech and language delay

    • NS05 Assignment

    • NS05 - Useful Resources

  • 9

    NS06 Nurturing Positive Behaviour

    • NS06A Learning Objectives

    • NS06A - What is stress

    • NS06A - Causes and signs of stress

    • NS06A - How stress affects the body

    • NS06A - Types of stress

    • NS06A - Positive and tolerable stress

    • NS06A - Toxic stress

    • NS06A - Identifying types of stress - scenarios

    • NS06A - Toxic stress derails healthy development - video

    • NS06A - Impact of stress on children and role of adult

    • NS06A - Coping strategies

    • NS06A Summary

    • NS06A Assignment

    • NS06A - Useful Resources

    • NS06B Introduction and learning objectives

    • NS06B Effect of domestic violence on child development - video

    • NS06B Adverse Childhood Experiences

    • NS06B Types of ACEs - Abuse

    • NS06B Activity - Identifying ACEs

    • NS06B ACE study

    • NS06B Effects of ACEs on child wellbeing

    • NS06B Statutory duty of EY Practitioners

    • NS06B Safeguarding children - statutory guidance

    • NS06B Strategies to support and prevent ACEs

    • NS06B Assignments

    • NS06B Assignment 1

    • NS06B Assignment 2

    • NS06B - Useful Resources

    • NS06C What is behaviour

    • NS06C Managing challenging behaviours

    • NS06C Two approaches to supporting behaviour

    • NS06C Behaviourist approach

    • NS06C ABC model of behaviour

    • NS06C Relational approach to behaviour

    • NS06C Emotion coaching

    • NS06C How to emotion coach

    • NS06C Assignment overview

    • NS06C Assignment