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MSc Public Health Nutrition

Course Description

This course brings together the science of nutrition and the innovation of business to expand student’s horizons beyond the more traditional approaches to public health nutrition. It will enhance your public health and nutrition knowledge and skills.

The increase in non communicable diseases across the globe, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and malnutrition is inextricably linked to poor diet. This has led to an increasing demand for graduates who have an in-depth knowledge of the impact of dietary intake on the risk factors of disease, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge through education and influencing policy to improve the population’s health.

If you choose this course you will benefit from:

- a focus on the science of nutrition and public health policy and practice;
innovative and creative approaches to tackling public health nutrition issues, including a focus on business and media;
- a diverse teaching team including a range of public health nutrition academic experts who are committed to providing a range of excellent teaching and learning experiences;
- access to the broad research interests of the teaching team, which include food poverty, obesogenic environments, behaviour change and whole-person care including spirituality;
- opportunities to apply for work experience in public health nutrition.

Throughout your course you will study key issues in public health nutrition and the influence of policy and the wider environment:

- Human nutrition, including nutrients in health and disease: ‘hot’ topics in nutrition;
- Public Health Policy and Practice;
- Whole-Person Nutrition including the role of spirituality;
- Nutritional Journalism;
- Entrepreneurial Nutrition;
- research methods to enable you to undertake your own research and use research.

The first semester of the course provides you with the opportunity to critically explore key nutrition issues pertinent to public health. You will also critique the role of public health policy, at international, national and local level alongside exploring a range of public health nutrition programmes. This provides a platform for you then to develop business acumen and a critical understanding on the role of media and other communication in public health nutrition. The final semester of the course provides you with the opportunity to carry out your own public health nutrition research project.

Visit the MSc Public Health Nutrition page on the Coventry University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To gain admission to the Public Health Nutrition MSc, students must have an Honours degree in a Nutrition/Dietetic/Health Science/Sports and Exercise Science undergraduate course – and students will normally have achieved a second class (2.ii) classification or above; or an equivalent appropriate qualification.Students whose first language is not English are normally required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with no lower than 5.5 in any component, or equivalent. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

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