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Leeds Beckett University

Dietetics

UCAS Code: B411

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

From three A Levels, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking, to include Chemistry and one other Science subject. Other science subjects accepted are Biology, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology, Food Technology, Maths or Physical Education. If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a `Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Dietetics

Dietitians strive to provide the best possible nutritional care for clients with acute and chronic health conditions. Learn to interpret and communicate the science of nutrition and how to use dietary manipulation and food to treat disease and optimise health. You will gain practical experience in our modern health science, clinical skills and catering laboratories. On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to apply for registration as a dietitian with the Health & Care Professions Council.

**PLACEMENTS**
You will undertake practice placements within Nutrition and Dietetics departments across Yorkshire and the North East of England - these occur at the end of Year 1 (three-week placement), at the end of Year 2 (13-week placement), and during Year 3 (12-week placement).

These placements are a requirement of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) curriculum framework and will take place in quality assured practice settings. You will be given the opportunity to apply the theories and evidence you have acquired during academic study into the practical work completed by dietitians throughout diverse areas of the health service on a daily basis.

You will be given time to critically reflect on and enhance your skills and academic knowledge before moving onto the next placement, which will demonstrate continuous development.

**NUTRITION LABORATORIES**
Our nutrition labs will allow you to develop your practical nutritional skills.

Modules


  • Year 1 Core Modules

    • Personal Development & Communication Skills for Dietitians

    • Nutritional Biochemistry

    • Human Physiology

    • Nutrition

    • Food & Food Science

    • Food & Society

    • Practice Placement A


  • Year 2 Core Modules

    • Genetics and Lifestyle Related Conditions

    • Applied Clinical Dietetics

    • Nutrition Support

    • Professional Development for Dietitians

    • Practice Placement B

    • Social Sciences

    • Human Metabolism

    • Research Methodology, Statistics and Evaluation


  • Year 3 Core Modules

    • Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes

    • Practice Placement C

    • Nutrition Strategies

    • Mental Health in Practice

    • Competent Practitioner

    • Research Project

    • Paediatrics in Practice



The Uni


Course location:

City CampusC

Department:

Health and Well-Being

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.

85%
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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
94%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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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.

£21,000
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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
54%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

86%
Health professionals
7%
Administrative occupations: finance
3%
Engineering professionals

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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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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