MMedSci/Diploma Human Nutrition
Department of Oncology & Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
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About the course
Course description 2017
Lead academic 2016: Dr Jonathan Wood
This course will give you a good understanding of the fundamentals of human nutrition. You’ll learn research skills and techniques.
It will prepare you for a career in research, the food industry, academia, community nutrition and nutrition consultancy.
- Epidemiology and Community Nutrition
- Nutritional Biochemistry
- Molecular Nutrition
- Nutritional Physiology
- Nutrition for Developing Countries
- Clinical Nutrition
The Diploma follows the same taught structure as the masters and students must complete all modules.
Masters students complete an original Research Project and a literature review. PG Diploma students complete a library-based research project.
Teaching and assessment
You’ll learn through lectures and seminars, practical sessions, workshops, group debates, self-study units and individual presentations.
The taught modules include research skills tutorials. You’ll work independently on the research and library projects, with guidance from an academic.
You’re assessed on written reports, laboratory practical classes and group and individual assignments, which may involve oral presentations.
There is a written examination at the end of each module with an original research project for the MSc and a library-based project for the Diploma.
The research project is assessed by a written dissertation and an oral presentation. The library project is assessed by written dissertation.
1 year full-time
You’ll have a 2:1 degree in a relevant science subject. A 2:2 may be acceptable depending on the degree and your references. We also accept graduates in Medicine.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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