The course aims to provide you with a knowledge and skill base in fundamental nutritional science. Specifically we aim to:
The course combines teacher-centred and student-centred learning. Whilst some of the teaching is didactic, consisting of formal lectures and seminars, there is emphasis on student-centred learning by means of practical sessions, workshops, group debates, self-study units and individual presentations. Small group tutorials are held during the taught modules. Students undertake their research project independently, under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
Assessment is by essays, laboratory practical classes and group and individual assignments, which may involve oral presentations, and examinations in most core modules.
The course can be taken over one year full-time or part-time over two years. The first half of the programme consists of six taught modules that run through to March. The second half of the programme from March to September encompasses the research project.
OCP610 - Nutritional biochemistry (15 credits)
OCP612 - Epidemiology & community nutrition (15 credits)
OCP613 - Nutritional physiology (15 credits)
OCP614 - Nutrition in the global south (15 credits)
OCP615 - Nutrition in health and disease (15 credits)
HAR6030 - Introduction to Research Methods (15 credits)
HAR6035 - Introduction to statistics and critical appraisal (15 credits)
OCP616 - Molecular nutrition (15 credits)
HAR6501 - Systematic review(15 credits)
HAR6021 Health promotion (15 credits)
HAR6045 - Further Statistics for Health Science Researchers (15 credits)
HAR6531 - Qualitative research design and analysis (15 credits)
HAR6024 - Research Project and Dissertation (60 credits)