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University of Plymouth

Dietetics

UCAS Code: B410

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

To include Biology and 2nd Science, preferably Chemistry but will consider Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Geology and Environmental science. Excluding General Studies

Considered in combination with other qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Science related: Pass with 45 credits at level 3, 30 at distinction to include 15 credits in Biology and 15 credits in 2nd Science (Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Geology or Environmental science). A further 15 credits at L3 must be at Merit level. Will need GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4

considered in combination with other qualifications but must be studying Biology and 2nd relevant science subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

31 points must include HL 5 in both Biology and 5 @ 2nd Science: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Geology and Environmental science. Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Obtain H1 H2 H2 H2 H3 H3 (all at Higher level) Must include Biology and 2nd relevant science subject: Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Geology and Environmental science. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent

considered in combination

considered in combination

considered in combination

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

DMM-DDM

Science related. Must contain Biology and 2nd Science, preferably Chemistry modules, but will consider Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Geology and Environmental science.

considered in combination

112-128 UCAS points to include Biology and 2nd science. Preferably Chemistry but will consider Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Geology and Environmental science. Mathematics and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers

UCAS Tariff

112-128

To include Biology and 2nd Science, preferably Chemistry but will consider Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Geology and Environmental science. Excludes General Studies.

considered in combination

56%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Dietetics

Healthy eating, nutrition and lifestyles are becoming key issues in today’s society. By focusing on the impact of food and nutrition on health, you'll use your knowledge and skills to make a difference to people’s lives. By combining theoretical modules with real life clinical placements you’ll gain all the skills you need for your future career.

You'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council on successful completion of the course. You’ll benefit from research informed teaching, and tailored facilities in our multi-million pound Peninsula Allied Health Centre. The course is accredited by the British Dietetic Association.

* Experience 27 weeks of clinical placements.

* On successful completion of the course, you'll be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

* Become independent practitioners with highly developed problem solving skills.

* Explore themes and revisit them throughout the course, encouraging greater understanding and incremental skill progression.

* An established course integrating theory and practice, and inter-professional learning throughout.

* Work with a dietetics team who are actively engaged in diverse research.

* Benefit from tailored facilities in our multi-million pound Peninsula Allied Health Centre.

* To complement your formal learning we offer regular PALS sessions that provide the opportunity for you to learn with and from your peers. Share knowledge, discuss ideas, and ask questions in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Modules

In your first year, you'll study psychosocial studies, biochemistry, physiology, food science, microbiology and human nutrition to underpin modules in dietetics and applied nutrition in subsequent years. Sharing teaching with other health professions during part of the year helps you to understand the need for multi-professional working. Spend two weeks in your first supervised placement.

In your second year, you'll work on an integrated and innovative series of problem-based learning exercises which will enable you to extend the depth and breadth of your knowledge in nutrition, dietetics and clinical sciences. You’ll undertake 12 weeks of supervised clinical practice to enable you to develop the confidence and personal skills required to work as a dietitian. We’ll introduce you to the concepts of professional studies in further shared learning with other health professions.

In your final year, your 12-week supervised clinical practice will have a strong patient focus. Learn how to develop the management and leadership skills required to work in an inter-professional healthcare environment. Work on an in-depth research project in an area of personal interest related to dietetics or nutrition. Your final clinical placement will have an emphasis on the professional mastery and fitness for practice required for employment and registration as a dietitian with the HCPC.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

36% of assessment is by exam, 55% by coursework and 9% practical assessment

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
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:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Health Professions

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.

91%
high
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
99%
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

96%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
63%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Health professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
4%
Therapy 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.

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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