A public health nutritionist aims to promote health and well-being through food and nutrition, help people make healthier choices, create an environment which promotes health, and develop supportive health-related policy. On this course you will learn about public health nutrition that relates to the science of preventing disease, prolonging and improving quality of life and promoting health through the medium of nutrition.
Why Study Public Health Nutrition with us?
The Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition has an excellent reputation in nutrition at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have considerable teaching and research expertise in the areas of public health nutrition and allied subjects. Our staff are enthusiastic and helpful, and pride themselves on the extra help provided to those who require it.
This course: - meets the current training needs to produce graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to work as public health - nutritionists - provides a wide range of career opportunities - ensures a strong practitioner-based focus - aims to help you develop transferable public health skills.
What will I learn?
The course is designed for graduates with an interest in people, health and nutrition. Our modules focus on core public health nutrition issues such as the relationship between nutrition and health and the way in which sociological and psychological factors influence food choice. All modules are designed to increase your understanding of the scientific evidence related to food, nutrition and health upon which public health nutrition strategies, activities and policies are based.
How will I be taught?
Our modules are delivered over three or four-day blocks followed by eight weeks of home-based learning.
You will encounter a range of different learning experiences through lectures, investigative sessions, laboratory work, food skills sessions, workshops and seminars. Modules involve 21-28 hours of direct tutor contact, five to 20 hours of support tutorials, and 152-179 hours of directed and self-directed study.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment of modules comprises a combination of coursework and examination. Coursework is innovative and interactive and includes interpretation of data, portfolio work and seminar presentation.