How to learn on LLL


     LLL programme in Clinical Nutrition provides the opportunity to study on an individual plan comprising self-selected list of modules and live courses and to collect credits and certificates for ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition.

1. How to Start?

You cannot start your training on LLL programme without registration. Registration to LLL programme is free of charge.
In case you are already an ESPEN member, please use your ESPEN username and password to access the LLL programme.
If you have already an account in the LLL, there is no need to register to LLL again before you attend a new Live Course.
If you are not an ESPEN member, and you have never been registered to LLL before, you need to make an individual account for LLL.

Registration procedure:

  1. Go to LLL WEB PORTAL: http://lllnutrition.com/
  2. Click on "Register to LLL Programme"
  3. You will arrive to the ESPEN webpage
  4. On the right side of the menu click on "Register"
    On the page Register New User:
    You have to fill in ALL THE INFORMATION REQUIRED!!!
  5. After you complete the registration, you will receive two emails from info@espen.org, one informational and another one for verification, providing a link asking you to activate your personal account. Click on the link and finalise your subscription by completing all your personal details.

Note: Most verification emails are received immediately, however, during peak times, it can take LLL WEB-portal longer to send them out.
Please check your spam folder to be sure that verification email is not being detected as spam (especially if you have a Hotmail or Yahoo email account).
Accounts that are not activated or with incomplete personal details will be deleted by the LLL administration after 20 days.

Some advices: Registration in LLL portal has to be done with a personal computer or a notebook (not through other devices as smartphone or tablet). We recommend using Chrome or Internet Explorer browsers with cookies and pop-ups enabled at least temporarily.

Important!!!
If you want to attend a LLL Live course, you have to register first. Otherwise, you can not take part in the Course.

Participants must register by themselves. Neither ESPEN nor LLL staff provide registration for the participants!!!

Problems in registration
Should you encounter problems in creating your account, please retry following above mentioned process.
If you continue to have technical difficulties in registration please contact the local LLL organizer, if you are participating in live LLL course as well.

Please contact LLL administration team on the following email.
LLL (lllhelpdesk@espen.org).
LLL administration team will handle your request on a first come first served basis, during European working days and hours in English language only.
No support is provided at night or during weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

2. How to Learn on-line?

Learning on-line is a compulsory component of your training in the LLL programme. 60 of the credits required for acquisition of ESPEN Diploma must be earned from On-line Courses.
The On-line Course offers a set of self-training activities in each topic. It provides access to study selected modules on-line and earn the credits. Each Topic consists of four modules (some consists of two).
The module is an educational unit of the LLL programme in Nutrition. Each module comprises an updated review on a specific problem, clinical case, self-assessment test and grading quizzes.

The schedule of the Live Courses you can find from the Homepage or on ESPEN web-site.

3. How to Learn at Live Course?

The Live course is a compulsory component of your training in the LLL programme. 42 of the credits required for acquisition of ESPEN Diploma must be earned from Live Courses.
The live course for each topic includes 4 modules and has a 4-hour format. The modules are delivered by recognised experts in clinical nutrition. The Live course provides 3 CME credits.
Each live course consists of 3 components:
lectures;
case reviews;
assessment test.

Live courses on various topics are organized annually by ESPEN during the annual ESPEN congress.
Live courses on specific topics are also organized by PEN societies in collaboration with ESPEN.
These courses cover all main topics of the curriculum over a period of 2-35 years.
The schedule of the Live courses is announced on the ESPEN website.
The advantages of the Live courses are: intensive training, peer-learning, certification of competencies, discussion on clinical cases, opportunity for communication and immediate feedback used for quality assessment of the LLL programme.
Before attending a Live course, you must have been registered on the LLL website, and should undertake all modules included in the Live course from the corresponding on-line courses. Only then you can register for the Live course.
Use the opportunity to select several (maximum 7) Live courses from 18 LLL Live courses at annual ESPEN Congress.

4. Credit Accumulation, Certificates and Diploma

Rules for credit accumulation
The competencies and skills acquired by users of the LLL programme in Nutrition are assessed and certified. ESPEN LLL programme in Nutrition is accredited by the UCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and CME credits.
Certification is provided at several levels:

A certificate for 3 CME credits for each specific topic at a Live course after its successful completion.
1 credit is awarded for on-line self-training after successful completion of each on-line course/TOPIC.
4 credits are awarded from on-line activities after you successfully pass the grading quizzes for each module in the corresponding Topic.
Credits will be tallied for each module and kept in your portfolio for 6 years; at any point within this time period you can print out the tally by accessing "Edit Your Profile" at the top of your personal homepage and ask for the certificates.

Details for credit accumulation

To earn 3-6 credits from on-line activities, you must to read the content of the module, to do the self-assessment test, to answer the questions from the clinical case and to pass the grading quizzes> for each module included in the corresponding topic.
You can find a grading quiz on the Topic Outline page below the list of modules. You must score at least 80% in order to earn 1 credit per grading quiz.
Attend the Live courses, which announced on ESPEN website and earn 3 CME credits for each Live course, containing the material from one Topic.
Use the opportunity to attend LLL Live course at annual ESPEN Congress.

5. ESPEN Diploma

Credit accumulation from various modules provides you the opportunity to be awarded the ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition.
ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism is awarded after successful accumulation of a total of 120 credits.
You must accumulate 100 credits in order to sit the final exam, which brings the remaining 20 credits.

There are two kinds of modules - mandatory and optional. When starting your training you have to ask the LLL Programme administrator about the modules that will be mandatory for you.
The earned credits are verified from individual portfolio of each LLL user or with the certificates issued for each live course undertaken.
Read the rules for Final Examination.

6. Individual Portfolio

LLL programme in Clinical Nutrition provides the opportunity to study on an individual plan comprising self-selected list of modules and live courses and to collect credits and certificates for ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition.
Once you have registered to LLL, the system automatically follows all your activities.
The enrolment for each topic provides you with free access to the educational contents, all the options and recourses of the constituent modules and an opportunity to get credits and certificates.
The enrolment for each topic forms the basis of your personalized portfolio, enabling the system to follow and evaluate your progress. Customize your Portfolio regarding your educational experience in order to meet your personal interests and goals and update your profile with your personal data.
Learning on-line is a compulsory component of your training in the LLL programme. 60 of the credits required for acquisition of ESPEN Diploma must be earned from On-line Courses.
The Live course is a compulsory component of your training in the LLL programme. 42 of the credits required for acquisition of ESPEN Diploma must be earned from Live Courses.

7. How to check the credits in your portfolio?

  1. Log in to the www.lllnutrition.com system
  2. Browse the content of certain topic you already have learned
  3. There is a "GRADES" menu on the left side menu of the course under administration tab
  4. After you navigate to "GRADES" page for certain topic, choose an Overview Report from combo box on upper left corner
  5. Credits from grading quizzes are automatically added
  6. Credits from the live courses are uploaded manually by administrator of the system