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London Metropolitan University

Dietetics and Nutrition (4 years)

UCAS Code: B401

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Typical offer BBB (120 UCAS points from two or more A levels including minimum grade B in Biology and Chemistry).

Access to HE Diploma in a related subject is required. You will need 60 credits, 45 at level 3 to include Biology and Chemistry. Distinction in the majority of Level 3 modules in Biology, Chemistry or Science required. QAA accredited course required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level. Must include Biology and Chemistry.

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

DDM

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,C,C

120 UCAS tariff points to include three passes at Higher level with a grade B or above, including Biology and Chemistry.

UCAS Tariff

120
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Dietetics

**Why study this course?**

The Dietetics and Nutrition BSc degree will help you develop the relevant knowledge and skills to become a dietitian. You'll study life and nutritional sciences, exploring the role of diet and nutrition in disease prevention and treatment. Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply to the register of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

**More about this course**

On this undergraduate degree course, you’ll learn the skill necessary to become a dietitian – the only qualified health professional that can assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related problems at an individual and wider public health level.

We’ll introduce you to the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease. This practical guidance will enable you to help members of the public make healthier lifestyle and food choices.

Throughout your studies, you’ll gain an understanding of the conditions where nutrition plays a significant role in disease management. You'll develop the knowledge to provide nutrition and dietetic care for individuals, groups and populations who have or already are at risk of developing long-term health conditions.

In addition to lectures and seminars, this degree includes group work, role plays and practical sessions in the laboratory and the technical kitchen. Our internationally renowned teaching staff are actively involved in dietetics practice and research, and will provide consistent support and mentorship.

You’ll get hands-on experience through three full-time work placements during the course. There's a two-week placement in Year 2, a 12-week placement in Year 3 and a 14-week placement in Year 4 that normally includes a public health nutrition component. Your work will primarily be in National Health Service (NHS) organisations in London and your performance will be assessed as part of your degree.

Successfully complete the course curriculum and you'll meet all the standards needed for membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

**What our students say**

"The lecturers have been helpful throughout the course. You can tell they are passionate about what they do and this helps us to learn in class. Their feedback is very prompt, which is useful for our studies."
National Student Survey (NSS)

"The course has been brilliant, I have definitely learnt a lot from it. The guest lectures have been inspirational too. I feel very excited to be preparing for work in this field."
National Student Survey (NSS)

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy and Physiology for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)
Cellular and Molecular Systems for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)
Human Nutrition for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)
Sociology and Psychology for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Catering and Infection Control (core, 15 credits)
Clinical Dietetics 1 (core, 30 credits)
Food Science and Microbiology for Dietitians (core, 15 credits)
Metabolic Biochemistry for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)
Placement 1 (core, 0 credits)
Techniques in Nutritional Science and Research for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Applied Dietetics and Nutrition (core, 15 credits)
Assessment of Nutritional Status (core, 15 credits)
Clinical Dietetics 2 (core, 15 credits)
Dietetics and Nutrition Research Project (core, 30 credits)
Management of Health and Social Care (core, 15 credits)
Placement 2 (core, 0 credits)
Placement 3 (core, 0 credits)
Preparation for Placement (core, 0 credits)
Public Health and Nutrition for Dieticians (core, 15 credits)
Systems Pathology for Dietitians (core, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through seminar and poster presentations, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE), case studies, practical reports, seen/unseen examinations, in-class tests and a compulsory final year dissertation.

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:

Holloway

Department:

Health Sciences

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.

80%
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

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

77%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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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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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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