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The low FODMAP diet – Update Course (2023/2024)

Key information

Subject area:

Life Sciences & Medicine

Course type:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Credit level:

Not for credit


Equivalent to 1 day

Available course dates:

From: 01 September 2023 To: 31 July 2024
Application deadline: 30 June 2024

Course overview

A diet low in fermentable short chain carbohydrates (FODMAPs) has been shown to be clinically effective in minimising the symptoms of functional gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel syndrome. The low FODMAP diet originated in Australia and has recently been successfully adapted to the UK.

This course is an update for dietitians who have received training on a low FODMAP course, or regularly see patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders and use the low FODMAP diet.

Course duration: 8 hours

The course duration will be 5 hours of direct learning with lectures and videos, and additional 3 hours of self-directed learning including quizzes, case studies and clinical observation.

All lectures are recorded. There are no taught sessions. This is a self-learning course which can be completed at your own pace.

Upon completion of all activities, participants will be awarded a King's College London Certificate of Attendance.

What does this course cover?

Through online lectures and problem centred learning, participants will further refine their skills in managing individuals on a low FODMAP diet. In particular the course will cover:

  • Efficacy of the low FODMAP diet in irritable bowel syndrome
  • Microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Nutritional risks of the low FODMAP diet
  • Dietary management of functional constipation
  • The low FODMAP diet in inflammatory bowel disease
  • The clinical relevance of bile salt malabsorption and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • Non-dietary approaches in IBS
  • Online appointments
  • Management of non-responders to the low FODMAP

What will I achieve?

By the end of the course you will:

  • Be competent to integrate and interpret the principles of and evidence for a low FODMAP diet in a variety of clinical situations
  • Be confident in guiding patients through FODMAP reintroduction
  • Have an understanding of how to manage non-responders to the low FODMAP diet
  • Have an appreciation of how to develop a cost effective dietetic service for the management of functional bowel disorders

Who will I learn with?

Miranda  Lomer

Miranda Lomer

Professor of Dietetics in Gastroenterology

Kevin Whelan

Kevin Whelan

Professor of Dietetics

Who is this for?

You must be a registered dietitian to join this course. 

This course is designed for qualified dietitians who have received training on the low FODMAP course, or regularly see patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders and use the low FODMAP diet.

UK dietitians: you will need to provide evidence of your registration with the HCPC as part of your application.

Non-UK dietitians: please contact to obtain dietitian's recognition approval before applying to the course.

Further information

Employer Funded - Payment by Invoice

This option is only available if your course fee is being paid for by your employer or company. 

Please note you will need to provide the following information during checkout:

  • full name of the company
  • web URL address of the company
  • company finance department address to which the course fee invoice will be posted to
  • email address where the invoice can be sent
  • purchase order number (if needed) – this is a reference which your company may need to be shown on the invoice in order to make payment to King’s
  • the name of the individual at the company, responsible for approving the invoice from King’s
  • the contact details of this individual, including their job title, department; email and telephone number

If a NHS Trust is sponsoring your place on the course, please make sure you have a purchase order number ready before starting the application form.

Please note that King’s College London payment terms are 30 days from the date of the invoice.


British Dietetic Association

Swiss Association of Registered Dietitians (SVDE - ASDD)