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Source: UCAS, April 2016.


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Nutrition Nursing

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Course summary
Source: UCAS, April 2016.

This course is designed for all members of nutrition support teams and is also suitable for students who wish to pursue clinically-based nutrition research. We offer a diverse range of modules to help you build your understanding. We also give you the chance to focus on particular topics that interest you. Career options are nutritionist (public sector, private commercial or independent), public health nutritionist, academia research/teaching, commercial research, NHS (various roles) and local and central government (roles in policy and health promotion). In addition, many students are already health professionals and study the course as part of their career development and specialisation.

Different course options
Source: UCAS, April 2016.

Full time | Whitelands College | 1 year | SEP-16

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Source: HOTCOURSES, April 2016.

HEP020L001A Health Research Methods - Core

This module will be in three parts. The first part will focus on quantitative experimental designs and will introduce more advanced concepts and methodologies, which will enhance the ability of students to understand and interpret the research literature. The second part will focus on social science methods (e.g. surveys, questionnaires, interviews and qualitative research) and how such data may be interpreted. The suitability of different research designs will be discussed, as will methods for collecting data and considering its quality, reliability and validity. The third part will focus on research proposal writing. The intellectual and practical skills necessary to transforming a research idea into a research question, developing an appropriate methodology and summarising a research plan into a coherent research proposal will be discussed.

HEP060L004Y Dissertation - Core

This module is an independent, empirical study of an issue of health, disease or healthcare utilising appropriate research tools is central to the programme and consequently accounts for one third of the total assessment. Carrying out first hand research provides an opportunity for the students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the rest of the programme, in particular the research methods modules and the practical modules. Therefore, students are required to choose a dissertation topic that relates clearly to their programme specialisation. This module is compulsory for all students following the MSc programmes. The successful completion of the dissertation project is an ideal starting point for further research in health care including audits, health sciences or a doctoral project.

HEP020L034A Principles of Nutrition - Core

This module deals with detailed overview of carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism is covered in this module to develop an understanding of biochemical principles in a nutritional context with reference to genetic influences. An understanding of the molecular basis of human metabolism and physiology is an essential prerequisite for the study of human nutrition. The integral role of vitamins and minerals in nutrient metabolism will be discussed. The influence of diet and nutrition in Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes will also be covered including factors influencing dietary behaviour.

Tuition fees
Source: UCAS, April 2016.

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Entry requirements
Source: UCAS, April 2016.

Students are usually expected to hold a good 2nd class Honours degree (or above) from an approved university or college in the UK, or a recognised degree from abroad. Non-graduates with appropriate professional or other qualifications may be accepted on an individual basis by course conveners. The level of English required is IELTS at 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band.

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