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Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.


Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Nursing

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

This programme gain the essential skill sets as a nutritionist to help improve people’s health and well-being in the context of the malnutrition, obesity, metabolic response to injury and chronic disease. You will consider the patient’s journey from birth to extreme age in the context of the metabolic response to injury or to chronic disease. The course is designed for all members of nutrition support teams and is also suitable for students who wish to pursue clinically-based nutrition research. After establishing a firm foundation in physiology and the biochemistry of nutrition, this course will cover the nutritional management for clinical conditions such as gastro-enteral problems, long-term disablement and intensive care. It also includes a focus on nutrition support in paediatric, adult, older adult and critically ill patients. This course is perfect for nutrition support teams or those who want to pursue a career or a doctorate in clinically-based nutrition. The course will provide an important insight into contemporary developments in clinical nutrition for a wide range of healthcare professionals. You will have access to our state-of-the art facilities and excellent laboratories including a food lab complete with sensory analysis tasting booths and specialist laboratories for physiology, microbiology and computing. Career option includes 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. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards in this course.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP-17

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Full time


1 year

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These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

Nutrition in Acute and Chronic Illness

This module will examine how the disease process alters metabolism and leads to changed nutrient requirements and specific nutritional deficiencies in acute and chronic illness, for example inflammatory bowel disease, cancer cachexia and kidney disease. A critical evaluation will be made of recent advances in specific nutrition therapies for each disease category. As the field of health sciences continues to be changing and developing at a rapid pace the key skills to access, interpret and critically evaluate current literature are integral to this module.

Nutrition Support

This module is designed to facilitate an understanding of the processes which underlie methods of artificial nutrition support and assessment (e.g. digestive physiology and micronutrient requirements). Aspects of the best current feeding practice are reviewed together with the organisation of nutrition support teams.

Health Psychophysiology

This module examines concepts, models and psycho-physiological effects of stress in relation to health and well-being. It aims to provide a close examination of the interaction between psychological and physiological processes. It also aims to evaluate the complex relationships between stress and illness, and illuminate with detailed examples how psychological states cause physical illness.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, February 2017.

Students need to have a good second-class honours degree (or above) from an approved university or college in the UK, or a recognised degree from abroad.

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