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Dietetics (Pre-Registration) MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Dietetics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course overview:

Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and public health level.

After successfully completing this course you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Dietetic Association, to practice as a dietitian within the is course provides experiences to ensure you are safe and confident to assess dietary and nutritional needs and able to deliver dietary interventions which meet the needs of individuals and groups. Placements are integral to the course – you undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours of dietetic practice in a variety of health and social care settings.

This course starts in January and runs for 21 months, delivered across five University semesters. The taught modules in the University are delivered at our Centre for Professional and Executive Development at our Darlington campus with some laboratory sessions at our Middlesbrough campus. In the first semester you complete three modules, providing you with the underpinning knowledge and skills to be able to assess and treat individuals and groups with a number of health conditions which impact on their diet and nutrition. In this semester you undertake 75 hours of practice integrated within your university studies. You then undertake 13 weeks of practice placement in the second semester, supervised by qualified dietitians. In the third semester you study another three modules, further develop your dietetic assessment and management, and explore the role of dietitians in promoting health with a focus on public health interventions. You also study research and innovation in dietetic practice, preparing you for your major project in the final semester. In semester four you undertake a further 13 weeks of practice placement. And finally in semester five you undertake your major project.

How you learn:

You learn through a variety of learning and teaching methods including lectures, seminars and lab-based sessions. You may have face-to-face lectures or they may be recorded and uploaded to your virtual learning environment. You also develop an online professional development portfolio to evidence your progress within the course. Your learning is facilitated by lecturers from the School of Health & Social Care and the School of Science, Engineering & Design which means that you benefit from science and health expertise within the University.

Practice placement is integral to the course and you spend 28 weeks in a number of health and social care settings. On placement you apply the knowledge and skills that you have gained in the University setting.

How you are assessed:

You are assessed in a variety of ways including case-based clinical assessments, written assignments, poster development, viva voce and exams. Some modules use formative assessment to help you develop your academic writing. We provide electronic feedback from summative assessments.

Practice placement is assessed as pass or fail by your practice educator.

Career opportunities:

Dietitians work in a number of different settings – these include the NHS, private practice, industry, sport and education. Whilst your practice placements are primarily within the NHS, we explore the role of the dietitian in different environments and provide careers guidance and support towards the latter stages of the course.

Modules

This module enables you to develop a systematic and detailed knowledge and understanding of the integrated dietetics management to promote the health and wellbeing of people with long-term or life-limiting conditions. This includes children, older people, people with a learning disability or mental health problem and people requiring end-of-life care.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants apply direct to the University. Our minimum academic requirement is a 2.1 honours degree (or above) in a subject with significant elements of biochemistry and human physiology.

University information

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