London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Dietetics and Nutrition

Food for thought, quite literally. The course provides deep understanding of the issues and concepts related to human nutrition and dietetics. Additionally, clinical skills, research skills and public health are embedded in the course, and you'll have three compulsory work placements to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to provide you with eligibility to apply to the register of health professionals who meet the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards for training, professional skills and behaviour. The course is funded by Health Education England and can only be studied on a full-time basis of 18 months.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have an upper second honours degree in a suitable science subject including biomedical science, human nutrition, nutritional science, biochemistry, physiology, human biology and pharmacology. A substantive component of biochemistry and human physiology is required, including cell biology concerning cell structure and intracellular activities, concepts of cell theory, an understanding of the fundamentals of biological chemistry required for the study of biosciences at a higher level, key biochemical molecules and their role in cellular activities, and physiological processes concentrating on the organ and systems level. Normally successful applicants have studied this at Level 5 in their degree. A nutritional studies component at degree level covering the basis of nutritional science including macro- and micro-nutrients and their role in the diet, the nutritional composition of foods, and the links between diet and disease is also required.

Course modules

Year 1 modules include: Advanced Pathology and Clinical Management of Disease, Assessment of Nutritional Status, Nutrition, Food Science and Catering, Placement 1, Placement 2, Placement 3, Postgraduate Integrated Clinical Dietetics 1 (Groups), Postgraduate Integrated Clinical Dietetics 2 (Individuals), Preparation for Placement, and Public Health and Epidemiology.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the course is by a combination of coursework and examination.

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Holloway Islington N7 8DB South East

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Postgraduate Admissions
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020 7133 4202