Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Nutrition

On completion of the programme you will be able to: Explain the role of key nutrients in health and disease, identify food sources of major nutrients and identify disorders caused by inappropriate nutrition; discuss the nutritional requirements of varied population groups, demonstrate ability to convert nutrient requirements into dietary advice and show competent use of dietary recommendations; conduct nutritional surveillance (individual and population levels); critically evaluate current research in nutrition (nutritional epidemiology); critically appraise a number of theoretical and professional rationales concerning promoting healthier diets and achieving dietary change in a variety of contexts; perform as an effective employee in the multi-faceted field of human nutrition in the private and public sectors. The course will be delivered via interactive practical sessions and workshops, lectures, seminars, presentations and small-group and individual tutorials.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Dissertation Explore, in depth, an area of personal or professional interest that relates to public health issues. Research Methods Develop skills as a researcher and systematically evaluate research outcomes from a variety of sources. Epidemiology Critically evaluate epidemiological evidence to examine the health status, health determinants and health needs of populations. Public Health: Policy and Practice Explore the concepts and underpinning themes associated with public health, its policies, promotion and protection. Professional Practice in Nutrition Develop practical techniques for nutritional assessment and the practical and professional skills needed to promote healthier eating. This module relates health policy to community initiatives and emphasises the complexity of achieving dietary change. Food Chain, Sustainability and Health Understand the global food supply chain and its impact on food choice, nutrition and health and environment. This module covers the political and ethical issues of food production and supply. Population Nutrition Understand nutritional requirements of population groups throughout the life-course, considering the nutritional needs of mothers and infants; children and adolescents; adults and the ageing population. Nutritional Science Critically understand controversial issues in nutrition research; interpret the latest advancements of nutrition in health and disease; and develop a practical understanding of how to advance nutritional

Assessment methods

The MSc in Public Health Nutrition has a blended learning approach. As well as formal lectures, you will attend seminars and tutorials, have the opportunity to carry out community project work and use LJMU's virtual learning environment - Canvas. Course assessment is via a combination of exams and coursework involving essays, presentations, reports and case studies.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,250 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 35 per Credit (Home/EU) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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