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Why study this course?

The Dietetics and Nutrition MSc is an intensive course suitable for graduates with a scientific background wishing to pursue a career as a dietitian.

More about this course

Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related problems at an individual and wider public health level. Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. (Ref: Role of Dietitians)

The course provides teaching and learning in food, nutrition, dietetics and relevant disease aetiology, pathology and management. Additionally, clinical skills, research skills and public health are embedded in the course.

London Met has state-of-the-art facilities including a simulated ward and outpatients department to help you develop your skills in clinical practice. Some specialist aspects of the course are delivered by guest lecturers who are experts within the field of health and nutrition and dietetics.

Through successful completion of the course, which includes three compulsory practice placements, you’ll develop the necessary knowledge and skills to provide 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.

This is an accelerated programme to build on prior learning and provides a practical and sound scientific base in all the subjects necessary for a full understanding of the issues and concepts related to dietetics and nutrition. It helps you become a safe, effective learner and practitioner in all fields of dietetic practice.

Please note: You must complete the non-credit bearing placement modules to obtain the professionally accredited title award, Dietetics and Nutrition MSc. If you don't successfully complete these placement modules, you will be awarded the title, Food and Health Studies MSc.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through seminar and poster presentations, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE), case studies, scientific reports, unseen examinations and in-class tests.

Professional accreditation

The course leads to eligibility to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register of Health and Care Professions.

The course is accredited by the British Dietetics Association (BDA).

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

  • Assessment of Nutritional Status (core, 20 credits)
  • Human Nutrition Dissertation (core, 60 credits)
  • Integrated Pathology for Dietitians (core, 20 credits)
  • Nutrition, Food Science and Catering (core, 20 credits)
  • Post Graduate Dietetic Practice Preparation (core, 0 credits)
  • Postgraduate Clinical Dietetics 1 (core, 20 credits)
  • Postgraduate Clinical Dietetics 2 (core, 20 credits)
  • Practice Based Learning 1 (Dietitians) (core, 0 credits)
  • Practice Based Learning 2 (Dietitians) (core, 0 credits)
  • Practice Based Learning 3 (Dietitians) (core, 0 credits)
  • Public Health and Epidemiology (core, 20 credits)

After the course

The Dietetics and Nutrition MSc will provide dietetic graduates with core knowledge and skills to enable individuals to work in a wide variety of areas such as public health and health promotion, the management of nutrition related disease and/or disease related malnutrition and in primary care managing dietary needs in long term health conditions.

Dietitians work as part of a team to manage the health and nutritional needs of individuals, communities and populations. Graduating from MSc Dietetics and Nutrition is the start of lifelong learning and an exciting and varied career in nutrition, health and disease management.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

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When to apply

Applications open in September and are accepted until mid-January. Compulsory interviews are held in March and applicants are informed of the decision following interviews in April.

The deadline for applications on this course is Friday 18 January.


Visit the Dietetics and Nutrition MSc page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!

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