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Coventry University

Dietetics and Human Nutrition

UCAS Code: B410

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

to include Biology. Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma in a Science subject, with 45 Level 3 credits in Science or Health units. To include: 36 level 3 credits at Distinction, with 15 in Biology and 15 in Chemistry. Remaining credits must be Merit or higher. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

to include 7 points in Biology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in a Science subject, to include Distinctions in biological and physiological units.

UCAS Tariff

128

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50%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Dietetics

Our course aims to prepare the next generation of health professionals and scientists, who truly understand food science and the impact of and influences upon food and diet in society.

With the recent trend in largely under-qualified influencers offering nutritional advice, it’s perhaps more important than ever that those with a genuine interest in healthy eating become properly trained, which is the intention of this course. Through practical and theoretical teaching, we aim to develop your skills and turn you into future practitioners, capable of translating complex information into manageable nutrition advice.

The demand for registered dietitians continues as lifestyles, healthy eating and nutrition become key issues within society. This course is designed to meet the needs of future practitioners and has a particular emphasis on public health and evidence based practice.

**Key Benefits**

* Supervision whilst you are on your placements by a member of the dietetics teaching team and support from dedicated placement staff.

* Links with local employers and professional bodies to ensure that the course content and delivery meets current and future employer needs.

* A diverse teaching team including a range of clinical and academic experts committed to providing a range of excellent learning experiences.

* Placements are normally organised within the West Midlands where students, under supervision, apply the skills that are taught in the Faculty’s clinical laboratories.

* Eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) upon successful completion of this course. For more information please see the HCPC website.

* Access to the broad research interests of the teaching team, which include: the food poverty, obesogenic environments, whole-person care including spirituality, behaviour change, and ethical decision making by dieticians.

All applicants will be required to attend an interview. In line with the National Health Service Constitution, we use a values based recruitment approach in seeking candidates with the appropriate values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care. All offers are subject to satisfactory occupational health clearance, a criminal record check via Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or equivalent for non-UK residents and a successful interview. For international students, if you are offered a place, the International Office will send you instructions about how to complete your DBS check, including a link to the UK Home office DBS website.

Modules

**Study themes**

Throughout your course you will study the fundamentals of dietetics:

- Human nutrition, public health nutrition and food science
- Sources and functions of nutrients in health and disease
- Nutritional requirements at all stages of the life-cycle and all population groups
- Biochemistry, human physiology and clinical medicine, being the scientific basis for your therapeutic interventions
- Diet therapy for the treatment and prevention of disease
- Communication skills and the underpinning behavioural science to help individuals and groups make diet and lifestyle change
- Research methods to enable you to undertake your own research and use research.

The course also includes three clinical placements normally within the West Midlands.

For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Health

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Dietetics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition and dietetics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
100%
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Employed or in further education
91%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

78%
Health professionals
3%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
3%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Dietetics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£22k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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