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Nutrition

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Nutrition

- Pursue a rewarding career path where you can help people to make a real difference to their lives through a well-organised lifestyle and healthy eating habit

- Gain the sought-after knowledge and skills required to work in this rapidly growing industry

- Acquire valuable hands-on experience with a variety of service users and industry organisations through an optional placement in years 2 or 3

- Learn from supportive and accessible lecturers who have experience of working in a wide range of related professional fields

Would you like to play a role in enabling people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices? Never has there been such broad public and media interest in what we eat and how it impacts our bodies and lives. This dynamic, interdisciplinary course combines the study of nutrition science with health and wellbeing. It is aimed at those who have a keen interest in human nutrition and healthy eating, and can lead to registration as a nutritionist.

The theoretical foundations of this three-year programme are laid down in lectures and seminars. Practical workshops will allow you to gain experience in analysing diets using specialist software and practice in analysing and diagnosing nutritional problems. Some hands-on work will be undertaken in our kitchens and biochemistry laboratory.

You will translate your learning into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. Alongside the scientific topics of biochemistry and human physiology you will also study communication skills, research methods and ethics. You will have the option to study modules in global health and malnutrition and will share some modules, such as public health and scientific research in food, health and disease, with Dietetics students.

As part of our growing portfolio of health-related programmes, you will benefit from strong relationships with those teaching and studying nursing, health and wellbeing, physiotherapy and sports-related degrees. This will afford you the opportunity to work alongside other health professionals, such as dietitians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, sport therapists and sport scientists. To gain further first-hand professional insights, you can take a relevant work placement.

In Year 1, you will study introductions to Biochemistry, Food Science, Nutritional Physiology, Sociology and Health as well as modules in Fundamentals of Communication, Understanding Global Health, and Preparing for Professional Practice.

With a good foundation in place, in Year 2 you critically explore areas such as Clinical Nutrition, Professionalism in Nutrition, Behavioural Science, Research Methods, Food Habits and Systems, Health Systems and Healthcare, and Clinical Physiology.

In your final year, you study Leadership, Management and Entrepreneurship, Nutrition in Sport and Exercise, Research Methods and Enterprise, Public Health and Epidemiology, Food and the Media, and undertake a Dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Volunteering and an optional work placement can be taken in Years 2 or 3. Proposed optional modules may include Health, Food and the Physical Environment, Eating Well: Food and Value in the 21st Century, and Practice Experience for Health and Wellbeing.

On completion of the degree you will have the knowledge to be able to educate people as to the best ways to eat and drink in order to keep their body fit and healthy.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of Health and Care Professions

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96%
UK students
4%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

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