Hertfordshire International College

BSc (Hons) Nutrition

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Hertfordshire International College
In Hatfield

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Hatfield
Duration 3 Years
Start 17/09/2019
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Hatfield
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    17/09/2019
Description

Nutrition plays a pivotal role in the prevention of chronic illnesses, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis and neurodegenerative diseases. With a degree in nutrition, you can play an influential role in educating the public, promoting healthy eating and developing healthier food. The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition and explores in detail the scientific basis of nutrition and disease prevention. Taught by experienced registered nutritionists and benefiting from our specialist facilities and diet laboratories, you’ll cover a wide range of topics including food science, behavioural science, biochemistry, metabolism and the impact of diet on different biological systems.

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Where and when
Starts Location
17 Sep 2019
Hatfield
University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK, Herefordshire, England
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Starts 17 Sep 2019
Location
Hatfield
University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK, Herefordshire, England
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To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Developed for those who are interested in a career as a nutritionist in public health units, governmental and non-governmental health organisations, food manufacturing and retail industriesOpportunities to study a wide range of nutrition and food related topics such as nutrition and health, public health nutrition, nutrition research methods, sports nutrition, contemporary nutrition topics, food quality assurance and food service managementWe have a strong focus on developing skills for employment supported by work based modules. This is one of the few Nutrition courses that offer an 80-hour work placement as part of a core final year module. In addition we offer an optional 12-month work placement as part of a sandwich degreeMost teaching in the second and final year of study is delivered in small friendly classes with opportunities for discussion and interaction

· Who is it intended for?

The continuing interest in the investigation between nutrition and health indicates an increase in career opportunities for nutrition graduates. Most of the major food manufacturers and retailers employ nutritionists for either improving the nutritional quality of existing products and/or developing new products with health enhancing properties. There are also opportunities in the foodservice industry (e.g. wholesalers and catering companies). In addition there are a variety of careers for nutritionists in the community and in governmental and non-governmental public health units. In these roles you will be able to develop and implement health policies and programmes and promote healthy eating to the public. Opportunities for nutritionists also arise in research, education and journalism. Once you gain some experience after you graduate you may consider setting up your own consultancy business and work as a freelancer.

· Requirements

96 UCAS points

· Qualification

Graduates from this course will be eligible to apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as Associate Nutritionists. Please note that this course does not enable graduates to register with the Health

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Reviews on this course

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Student
5.0 21/01/2019
What I would highlight: This university is a great love for me. I would rate it 11 out of 10, it is that good. Iam loving being here and very much excited for where will it turn my career into. Happy and proud to be here.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Student
5.0 17/11/2018
What I would highlight: Gather information from any university before you arrive to avoid the shock though I liked mine.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Student
5.0 30/07/2018
What I would highlight: Getting the lectures are a little difficult for their accents but I am enjoying my course.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Nicole
5.0 20/04/2018
What I would highlight: Pharmaceutical facilities are really bad and the doctors are insensitive. I will consider it average.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Healthy Eating
Nutrition
Human Nutrition
Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Public
systems
Food Science
Human Physiology
Healthy Eating
Safety and Systems
Human Physiology

Course programme

Work placement

This course offers an optional 12-month work placement and a compulsory 80-hour work placement as part of a core final year module. Our students have managed to secure placements in local organisations providing meals in vulnerable people and promoting healthy eating and well-being to the general public. Some of our international students have chosen to secure placements in organisations that promote healthy eating in their home country.

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules
  • Foundations in human nutrition - 30 Credits
  • Food Science, Safety and Systems - 15 Credits
  • Introduction to Biochemistry and Metabolism - 15 Credits
  • Cell Biology - 15 Credits
  • Professional Practice for Nutrition - 15 Credits
  • Human Physiology (Nutrition and Dietetics) - 15 Credits
  • Behavioural Sciences 1 - 15 Credits
Optional
  • Chemistry for Biologists - 15 Credits
Level 5

Core Modules
  • Food Service Management - 15 Credits
  • Food Quality Assurance - 15 Credits
  • Behavioural Sciences 2 - 15 Credits
  • Research Methods for Nutrition - 15 Credits
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology - 15 Credits
  • Biochemistry and Metabolism 2 - 15 Credits
  • Nutrition and Health 2 - 30 Credits
Optional

Level 6

Core Modules
  • Work Experience in Nutrition - 15 Credits
  • Nutrition Medicine and Methods - 15 Credits
  • Nutrition Research - 30 Credits
  • Contemporary Topics in Nutrition - 15 Credits
  • Sport and Performance Nutrition - 15 Credits
  • Nutrition Year Study Abroad - 0 Credits
  • Nutrition Placement Year - 0 Credits
  • Applied Public Health Nutrition 1 - 15 Credits
  • Applied Public Health Nutrition 2 - 15 Credits
Optional

Additional information

International fee

£11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year

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