Dietetics BSc (Hons)Coventry University
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- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Grossbritannien)
Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?
Diet and nutrition
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This course runs in 2016/17.
Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems. They translate the latest nutrition science into understandable, practical information about food. They provide education and support to enable people to manage their health and treat nutrition-related disease.
The demand for registered dietitians continues as lifestyles, healthy eating and nutrition become key issues within society. This course is designed to meet the needs of future practitioners and has a particular emphasis on public health and evidence based practice.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), upon successful completion of this course. For more information please see the HCPC website at hcpc-uk.org;
- a diverse teaching team including a range of clinical and academic experts who are committed to providing a range of excellent learning experiences;
- supervision whilst you are on your placements by a member of the Dietetics teaching team and support from dedicated placement staff;
- placements are normally organised within the West Midlands, where students, under supervision, apply the skills that are taught in the Faculty’s clinical laboratories;
- links with local employers and professional bodies to ensure that the course content and delivery meets current and future employer needs;
- case-study based practical kitchen sessions in a purpose-built teaching kitchen, integrating theory with practice at all levels of the course;
- access to the broad research interests of the teaching team, which include the food poverty, obesogenic environments, whole-person care including spirituality, behaviour change, and ethical decision making by dietitians.
Accreditations shall be renewed in accordance with the accreditors standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Throughout your course you will study the fundamentals of dietetics:
- human nutrition, public health nutrition and food science – sources and functions of nutrients in health and disease, nutritional requirements at all stages of the life-cycle and all population groups;
- biochemistry, human physiology and clinical medicine: the scientific basis for your therapeutic interventions;
- diet therapy for the treatment and prevention of disease;
- communication skills and the underpinning behavioural science to help individuals and groups make diet and lifestyle change;
- research methods to enable you to undertake your own research and use research. joint modules with other health professions such as physiotherapy and nursing, to explore how the NHS works, and how the different health professions work together to benefit patient care.
The course also includes three clinical placements normally within the West Midlands.
To reflect the changes in the health professions, this course could be subject to change as developments are notified to the University.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated tutorials, seminars, laboratory practical classes and online discussions. You will also have a personal tutor who will guide you through your course.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
An estimated percentage breakdown of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: formal examinations 16%; coursework, tests, essays 56%; practical project 10%, presentations and posters 18%.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical week in first year, you will have up to 25 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Small group teaching: small group work of 4–6 students takes place within larger seminars
Medium group teaching: 13 hours per week typically in groups of 20 or 21 – for laboratory work or seminars each week
Large group teaching: 6 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: 21 hours each week studying and revising in your own time"