MSc/PGDip: 1 year to maximum 6 years part-time for completion, based on obtaining the following credits:
- Masters: 180 credits
- Diploma: 120 credits
Course venue and dates
The programme is taught at the University's Sutton Bonington Campus, 20km south of Nottingham. Sutton Bonington is an easy bus or car journey to University Park Campus and Nottingham city, with free bus service connections between campuses. Two other major UK cities, Derby and Leicester are nearby. East Midlands International Airport is 7km away, plus there are fast rail links to London close by.
Modules usually run from September to May although some can be completed over one semester.
Fundamentals of Nutrition
This module aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the key concepts in the field of Nutrition, including requirements for macronutrients (e.g. proteins, carbohydrates and fats) and micronutrients (e.g. vitamins and minerals).
You will increase your awareness of the complexity of obesity from the point of view of both the person with obesity and the practitioner. You will develop a greater understanding of the tools, skills and strategies available to prevent and treat obesity, the evidence base for their use and their practical application.
Further your knowledge and understanding of the current trends and evidence base underpinning the nutritional management of people with gastrointestinal diseases, and develop the competencies required to support more specialist skills.
Public Health Nutrition Policy
This module will provide an introductory understanding of the role of the health and social care professionals in the community in relation to strategic planning and nutrition policy in public health.
Professional Practice 1
Designed to provide a work based learning opportunity, enabling you to evaluate dietetic practice critically and to adopt a reflective and critical approach to your work which will benefit your practice and that of your department. Taught content is minimal.
Designed to provide a work based learning opportunity, enabling you to demonstrate an improvement in professional practice expertise. You will also develop high level skills in experiential and reflective learning as a basis for lifelong learning and demonstrate an ability to recognise self transformation and self direction through the development of a learning contract. Taught content is minimal.
Build upon and further develop your diabetes knowledge of the current trends and evidence base underpinning the nutritional, dietary treatment and management of people with diabetes. This module is aimed at band 5/6 health care professionals who are new to the diabetes speciality.
The diabetes 2 module is designed for health care professionals who already have some knowledge and experience of working with people with diabetes. You will further develop your diabetes knowledge of the current trends and evidence base underpinning the nutritional, dietary treatment and management of people with diabetes which are required to support specialist dietetic roles.
Understanding and Changing Behaviour
This module provides an introduction to fundamental concepts from psychology and sociology and explores their contribution to understanding and changing of health behaviour. You will gain a sound theoretical underpinning to facilitate health behaviour change as well as explore the health practitioner’s role in understanding and changing health behaviour.
You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of diet in children and young people and their requirements in health and disease. The treatment of disease with nutritional therapy including obesity, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria, allergy, coeliac disease, eating disorders and cancer.
This module is designed to explore nutrition support strategies and to provide dietitians with skills and knowledge to design assess and monitor routine enteral and parenteral feeding regimens.
This research project will be undertaken in your place of work. In this dissertation module, you will undertake a substantial piece of work in an area of personal interest relevant to your current work, involving the application of investigative, critical and analytical skills, and the presentation of a report (5,000 word paper format) on the process and outcome, together with a poster presentation at the annual postgraduate research symposium on Sutton Bonington Campus.
The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. This course page may be updated over the duration of the course, as modules may change due to developments in the curriculum or in the research interests of staff.
Average starting salary and career progression
100% of postgraduates in the School of Biosciences secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,000 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £65,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Careers support and advice
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