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Continuing education course in nutrition and hormonal health

  • Modality
  • Languages
  • Duration
    3 sessions: 20 hours
  • Credits
  • Schedule

    May 20, 21 and 22, 2022

    Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Date
    May 29, 2022
  • Places
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer Padilla, 326-332. 08025 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    Blanquerna School of Health Sciences

Nutrition and Hormonal Health

Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (AHF) is a neuroendocrine disorder that affects women of childbearing age and is characterized by the absence of menstruation and other comorbidities that may affect their quality of life. It is traditionally a problem attributed to "stress" and, increasingly, the participation of nutritionists is required for its approach.


Understand the role of nutritional status in the physiology of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis

Develop the interaction between stress and the pathophysiology of the AHF, from a bio-psycho-social point of view

Deepen the comorbidities of AHF (bone mass, cardiovascular risk, changes in the vaginal mucosa, etc.)

Learn to develop a nutritional intervention adapted to girls affected by AHF, from a holistic point of view

Who is it for?

Dietitians-nutritionists and third and fourth year students of the Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Course contents

  1. What is the menstrual cycle and menstruation? Introduction to the basics of the meaning of the menstrual cycle. Introduction to the physiology of the gonadal axis. Involvement of hypothalamic nuclei and hormones involved in energy homeostasis.
  2. Role of stressors: synergies and interactions between the different stressors. Biological, psychological and social implications.
  3. Description of the most common comorbidities in women with AHF and their involvement beyond the menstrual cycle.
  4. Nutritional intervention for people affected by AHF: goals, progression and key points.

Teaching staff

Pau Oller Ramos. Dietitian-Nutritionist and Physiotherapist. MSc Integrative Physiology. Teacher in postgraduate courses related to nutrition and hormonal health.

Xusa Sanz Llorens. Nurse. MSc Nutrition and Health. Specializing in health education and disseminating issues related to women's health.


Click on the link above and follow the steps below to enroll.
On the first screen, if you do not have the Blanquerna credentials (username and password), you will need to register first.
The application will ask you for the following documents during the enrollment process:

  • ID card
  • Bachelor degree certificate or enrollment in the 4th year of the bachelor degree.

Certificate of attendance

Course participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Attendance to 80% or more of the sessions is required to obtain it.

Cancellation of courses

The Blanquerna-URL School of Psychology, Education and Sports Sciences does not commit to hold any courses for which the minimum required number of enrolled students has not been reached.


Course price
€ 230
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