Taught course

Human Nutrition

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You will have a minimum 2:2 undergraduate degree in a bioscience subject. A recent relevant bioscience–based degree is desirable, however students without a bioscience-based degree may be eligible if they can demonstrate a sound underpinning knowledge in the biosciences

Months of entry

September

Course content

Through this one-year course, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to work as a nutritionist in both the health and food sectors.

You’ll study the theory behind nutritional sciences, exploring topics from food guidelines to biochemistry to the distribution and control of disease. You’ll also have sessions in our laboratories where you’ll complete practical evaluations.

During practical sessions, we’ll help you to understand the assessments you might conduct as a nutritionist. We use real patient case studies, so you might complete a nutritional assessment for a patient with Crohn’s disease or diabetes, or perhaps analyse a person’s diet.

For some of these sessions, you’ll work in partnership with students from our nursing and speech and language therapy courses. This helps you to understand how you might work together in practice.

Many of our students complete public health nutrition-based projects for their dissertations, focusing on areas they’re hoping to develop a career in. Recent topics include how diet and calorie intake might affect the efficacy of chemotherapy treatment, and exercise barriers for young women.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk