Clinical Nutrition and Health MSc
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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