As a Human Nutrition student at Westminster, you will benefit from some of the best teaching and facilities available. Our staff and courses are recognised for their excellence in teaching, and our recently refurbished, state'of'the'art biosciences laboratories include a suite of biochemical test facilities for nutritional analysis, whole body metabolism, and determination of body composition. A lively research culture is reflected in current studies into metabolic features underlying obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2, nutritional intervention in over' and under'nourished populations, chronic disease nutritional epidemiology, and exercise and nutritional interventions for metabolic health. In the recent Research Assessment Exercise, a proportion of the research outputs in all subject areas submitted across Life Sciences were judged to be at world'leading and internationally excellent levels.
Year 1: Introduction to nutrition; introduction to cell science; cell biology and metabolism biometrics; physiological systems; microbiology and immunology; laboratory skills and data handling; essential chemistry; plus a free module. Year 2: Research methods; cellular nutrition; food microbiology; nutrition and health promotion; human nutrition; physiological systems II; 1 option from: endocrine physiology; systems pharmacology; sports and exercise physiology; plus a free choice module. Year 3: Project A (double module); advanced nutrition I; advanced nutrition II; topics in human nutrition; 2 options from: sports nutrition and performance; nutrition and public health; pharmacology and toxicology; plus a free choice module.
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- GCE A-level
- SQA Higher CCCC
- Irish Leaving Certificates CCCDD
- International Baccalaureate 26
- GCE AS-level
- SQA Advanced Higher
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
- GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
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- The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
- I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
- The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 84%
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Total Written: 40%
Total Coursework: 53%
Total Practical: 7%