Key areas of study
This course is accredited
by the Association for Nutrition.
We offer a diverse range of modules to help you build your understanding. We also give you the chance to focus on particular topics that interest you. Recent examples of topics covered have included:
- macronutrient and micronutrient metabolism in health and disease
- nutrient digestion and absorption and gastrointestinal disease
- nutritional support in paediatric, adult, older adult and critically ill patients
- the effect of disease on nutrition status and of nutrition status on outcome
- research methods.
Dietary management strategies in women with polycystic ovary syndrome; the role of brain–gut interaction in obesity, eating disorders, and irritable bowel syndrome; the role of the enteric nervous system in known intestinal diseases; vitamin E status in health and disease; neuroprotective effects of omega 3 fatty acids.The course does not offer a qualification in dietetics.
Nutritionist (public sector, private commercial or independent), public health nutritionist, academia research/teaching, commercial research, NHS (various roles) and local and central government (roles in policy and health promotion). In addition, many students are already health professionals and study the course as part of their career development and specialisation.