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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Nursing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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

Full time | University of Roehampton | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

In this module anthropometry is an important method for measuring the body composition of populations and is likely to be used by many of the students who register for the postgraduate programmes, in Clinical Nutrition, Obesity or Diabetes, either in their workplace or as an investigative tool for their research dissertation. The practical is also intended to help students appreciate the practicalities and nuances of study design, data collection and presentation of results. It is intended to give students the skills and confidence necessary to carry out empirical research in healthcare settings or in the community. The practical explores the relationship between lifestyle and body composition, introducing anthropometric methods suitable for assessment of different populations in the healthcare setting. It critically evaluates the methods used to measure dietary intake in research and the clinical environment. Students will develop practical skills through designing, carrying out, analysing and presenting a study.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,344

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course

£13,520

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

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.

University information

Located in South West London, the University of Roehampton lies across 54 acres of parkland over two campuses, a stones throw away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. The University has been consistently ranked as London’s best modern university for three years (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 and 2016, Guardian University Guide 2016, The Complete University Guide 2016 and 2017). Post degree programmes across the various...more

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