London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

The Dietetics and Nutrition BSc degree will help you develop the relevant knowledge and skills to become a dietitian. You'll study life and nutritional sciences, exploring the role of diet and nutrition in disease prevention and treatment. Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to apply to the register of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

On this undergraduate degree course, you’ll learn the skill necessary to become a dietitian – the only qualified health professional that can assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related problems at an individual and wider public health level.

We’ll introduce you to the most up'to'date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease. This practical guidance will enable you to help members of the public make healthier lifestyle and food choices.

Throughout your studies, you’ll gain an understanding of the conditions where nutrition plays a significant role in disease management. You'll develop the knowledge to provide nutrition and dietetic care for individuals, groups and populations who have or already are at risk of developing long'term health conditions.

In addition to lectures and seminars, this degree includes group work, role plays and practical sessions in the laboratory and the technical kitchen. Our internationally renowned teaching staff are actively involved in dietetics practice and research, and will provide consistent support and mentorship.

You’ll get hands'on experience through three full'time work placements during the course. There's a two'week placement in Year 2, a 12'week placement in Year 3 and a 14'week placement in Year 4 that normally includes a public health nutrition component. Your work will primarily be in National Health Service (NHS) organisations in London and your performance will be assessed as part of your degree.

Successfully complete the course curriculum and you'll meet all the standards needed for membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Dietetic Association (BDA).

**What our students say**

"The lecturers have been helpful throughout the course. You can tell they are passionate about what they do and this helps us to learn in class. Their feedback is very prompt, which is useful for our studies."

National Student Survey (NSS)

"The course has been brilliant, I have definitely learnt a lot from it. The guest lectures have been inspirational too. I feel very excited to be preparing for work in this field."

National Student Survey (NSS)

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy and Physiology for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)

Cellular and Molecular Systems for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)

Human Nutrition for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)

Sociology and Psychology for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Catering and Infection Control (core, 15 credits)

Clinical Dietetics 1 (core, 30 credits)

Food Science and Microbiology for Dietitians (core, 15 credits)

Metabolic Biochemistry for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)

Placement 1 (core, 0 credits)

Techniques in Nutritional Science and Research for Dietitians (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Applied Dietetics and Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Assessment of Nutritional Status (core, 15 credits)

Clinical Dietetics 2 (core, 15 credits)

Dietetics and Nutrition Research Project (core, 30 credits)

Management of Health and Social Care (core, 15 credits)

Placement 2 (core, 0 credits)

Placement 3 (core, 0 credits)

Preparation for Placement (core, 0 credits)

Public Health and Nutrition for Dieticians (core, 15 credits)

Systems Pathology for Dietitians (core, 15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees