Clinical Nutrition and Health MSc

GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

Clinical Nutrition and Health MSc
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Course summary

There is a growing demand worldwide for highly trained graduates in the field of clinical nutrition and health for positions in the health services, local government, food industries and research and development; countries all over the world recognise the important role nutrition makes in improving health and preventing disease and have prioritised nutrition and diet as key health improvement strategies; this course is designed to address this field of priority.

Course modules

Integrated Clinical Nutrition Studies 1

The aim of this module is to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work in the area of clinical nutrition.  The module provides a foundation in nutrient utilisation, metabolism, nutritional and dietary assessment and treatment of nutritional disorder. It introduces the role of the clinical nutritionist as part of the healthcare team and encourages development of sound communication skills.

Skills for Professional Practice for Health Sciences

The Skills for Professional Practice module has three key components: Profession related skills- ethics, safety and codes of conduct; Research Methods & Data Analysis (RMDA); IT & Communication Skills for Masters level.

Nutrition through the Lifecycle

This module is the study of nutrition at different stages of the lifecycle.  It critiques nutritional requirements and the science underlying these at different stages of growth and development and how age and lifestyle affects needs.  Psychological and social factors affecting food choices and how these relate to diet and nutrient intakes are explored e.g. ethnicity, socio-economic, cultural.  Students gain practical experience in using nutritional guidelines to plan meals and in using nutritional analysis software.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2.1 (or equivalent) in medicine or a health profession, nutrition or food science subject including evidence of study of human physiology and biochemistry at level 3 or above. IELTS with a score of at least 6.5 (with no element below 6.0) or equivalent.

KEY INFORMATION

Qualification type

MSc

Subject areas

Nutrition Nursing

Course type

Taught

COURSE VENUE

Glasgow Caledonian University

City Campus

Cowcaddens Road

Glasgow

G4 0BA

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Clinical Nutrition and Health MSc Study options

STUDY MODE DURATION UK FEES INT. FEES STARTS
Full time1 year£4850 per year£12000 per yearJAN-16

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