The Dietetics study programme aims to equip graduates who already have a BSc or MSc in Nutrition with the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required to practise as a Registered Dietitian.
Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals who assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems in society. They translate public health and scientific research on food, health and disease into practical guidance enabling people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
The MSc pathway is a two-year course that requires modules totalling 285 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway is studied over a shorter period of 17 months and requires completed modules with a total of 225 credits. Part of the course is spent in clinical practice through placements and will provide you with unique opportunities to develop your clinical skills and improve your employability.
We use different teaching strategies: lectures, seminars, food service and diet therapy practicals, case study-based learning, observed structured clinical examinations and group tutorials, to deliver the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.
The MSc pathway involves approximately 850 hours of self-directed learning plus 600 hours of project work.
The PG Dip pathway involves approximately 850 hours of self-directed learning.
For both pathways 350 hours of contact time (approximately) will be campus based, additionally a further 28 weeks will be spent on practice placements.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical assessments and examinations.
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect.
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and is accredited by the British Dietetic Association.
King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Most of our graduates go on to work within the NHS, either in hospital or community health services. Former graduates have also found employment in a range of organisations including research institutes, consumer groups, food retailers, and government departments and agencies. Others have become successful food and health journalists or developed careers in the food and pharmaceutical industries.
If you enjoy understanding the way we think and interact with the world and different areas in it, especially the behaviours and coping mechanisms displayed within health and health care this advanced degree will enable you to play an active role in solving major health challenges. As a society we have already seen the positive health impacts of therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy and mood control, moving many away from traditional drug therapies to thinking therapies.
As we understand more about the power of the mind we can look at ways to improve our quality of life and impact on others and our life experiences to promote good health outcomes much earlier on and work towards them. This is a highly rewarding field which can have a major impact on people's lives and create more positive outcomes within health services to better manage long term illness, disability, stress and impacts on our coping mechanisms.
The University of Aberdeen MSc in Health Psychology, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society, offers you the opportunity to expand on and apply your knowledge and skills to help solve some of the big health issues facing society today. To be considered it is ideal to have a 2:1 Honours degree in Psychology or equivalent programme overseas which is equivalent to the British Psychological Society accreditation. Topics covered in Health Psychology include:
Health Behaviour and Behaviour Change
Research Methods and Practise for Psychology
Health Psychology and Research Review
Illness, Disability and Interactions with Healthcare
Health Professional Behaviour
Stress, Personality and Health
Health Psychology Research Project
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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.
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