**Why study this course?**
On this undergraduate course, you’ll learn the skills 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.
**More about this course**
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.
You’ll get hands'on experience through three full'time work placements during the course. There's a two'week placement in Year 1, a 12'week placement in Year 2 and a 14'week placement in Year 3 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.
In the first year, you will study:
Sociology and Psychology for Dietitians
Cell biology for dietitians
Biochemistry for dietitians
Human Nutrition For Dietitians
Anatomy and Physiology for Dietitians
Dietary assessment techniques for dietitians
Management of disease for dietitians
Catering and Infection control
There will be a placement year in the summer, for two weeks. This year is non'credit bearing.
In the second year, you will study:
Nutrition and dietetic care
Macro and micronutrients
Metabolic Biochemistry for Nutrition
Nutrition and dietetic care 2 (30 credits)
Systems pathology for dietitians
Nutrition through the lifecycle
Applied Public Health Nutrition for Dietitians
Food Science and Microbiology for Dietitians
Dietetic placement preparation (summer, 1 week block)
Placement 2 (non'credit bearing)
Placement 3 (non'credit bearing)
In the third year, you will study:
Management of Health and Social Care
Dietetics Research Project
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
|Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science - BA/BSc||£9,250||Home Fees|