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Westminster Kingsway College

Culinary Health and Nutrition (Top-up)

UCAS Code: CH02

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

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2019

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2019

This programme enables you to build on an existing Level 5 qualification in nutrition, culinary arts and/or hospitality to achieve a full honours degree. It is for students who want to pursue a career in Culinary Health and Nutrition, and provides the opportunity to examine the impact of nutrition on health and disease, as well as developing culinary arts skills.

You will develop an in-depth understanding of the biomedical effects of food intake on human health and wellbeing within society and will gain valuable insight into the scientific principles of clinical nutrition, exploring the connection between good dietary intake and health. You will also explore the juxtaposition of contemporary food and health issues in both developed and developing societies.

The programme is suitable for those with practical work experience in related fields as well as those wanting to enhance their employability skills, core competencies and experience to work with professionals in nutrition and public health management. The course prepares you for multiple career options in the field of nutrition, including commercial product development, corporate wellness, working with the health sector media, public health, the supplementation industry and sports nutrition. It can also lead towards qualification as an independent nutritional therapist. The programme reflects changes in food manufacturing, where food technologists and chefs work frequently together to develop new products and processes to achieve healthy eating models in line with Healthy Plate and the NHS’s Eatwell guide.

This full-time course is taught over 2-3 days per week. The part-time course is taught over 1-2 days per week.

New job opportunities, together with developments in the global food and supplements markets, have led to increasing movement of qualified personnel between food sectors. The increased demand for skilled nutritionists to work in the health and public sector is a clear indication of the industry’s changing profile. In addition, sectors such as the gut microbiome are in their infancy and show potential as a rapidly growing area of personalised nutrition. Lifestyle medicine is already changing the face of General Practice.

This distinctive degree in Culinary Health and Nutrition coalesces the principles of human nutrition with clinical biology, and lifestyle medicine. Graduates of this degree will have the opportunity to further their careers in the following industry areas:
- health foods development

- supplements and healthy eating

- athletic and sport nutrition

- commercial food development.

Additional study would be necessary for future careers in these respective areas:
- epidemiology

- obesity and healthy eating in children

- registered dieticians and nutritionists

- medicalised nutrition

- pharmacology, physiology and pathology

- culinary medicine.

Modules

You will study 4 core 20-credit modules:
- Sports Nutrition and Diet (Semester 1)
- Contemporary Food and Health Issues (Semester 1)
- Applied Nutrition and Special Diet (Semester 2)
- Introduction to Sensory Science and Organoleptic Assessment (Semester 2)

You will also choose one of the following optional 40-credit modules:
- Dissertation
- Consultancy project.

All modules are criterion assessed as Pass, Merit or Distinction. Achievement is recognised through the award of credits, a minimum number of which must be achieved at Level 6. All modules must be achieved in order to successfully achieve the programme.

Compulsory modules help students to build their academic competence by exploring underpinning theories while developing practical and transferable skills. Optional modules are intended to encourage more self-managed learning skills.

Module availability may be subject to change. The timetable will be available in August 2019.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods may include:
- Written reports/essays
- Seminars
- Discussion forums/blogs
- Academic posters, displays, leaflets
- Case studies
- Dissertation or work-based consultancy project
- Examinations
- Practical experiment
- Time-constrained assessments.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,990
per year
EU
£5,990
per year
International
£7,990
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,990
per year
Scotland
£5,990
per year
Wales
£5,990
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Westminster Kingsway College

Department:

Hospitality and Culinary Arts

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