Nutrition and Dietetics
With an increasing demand from both the government and the public for nutritional and dietetic education, the role of dietitians is becoming increasingly important.
The BSc (Hons) Nutrition is a new degree, which has been developed alongside the curriculum guidance for accredited nutrition programmes from the Nutrition Society and the Association for Nutrition. As a nutritionist, you will have career opportunities within major food manufacturers, retailing industries, research, education and journalism.
As a dietitian through our BSc (Hons) Dietetics course, you will work with individuals with special dietary needs, inform the general public about nutrition, evaluate and improve treatment, educate clients, doctors, nurses and other health professionals.
Our MSc Dietetics programme is for people who are registered as a dietician who wish to further their practise and advance their knowledge.
We also have a range of short courses for professionals who are interested in refreshing their knowledge and skills or just want to stay on top of new developments in dietetics and nutrition.
More information about our dietetics and nutrition short courses
Our Nutrition and Dietetics Laboratories allow students to prepare and analyse food and nutritional values for a variety of diets and metabolisms.
This is a fully equipped domestic scale teaching kitchen with several work stations that can accommodate up to 21 students. The lab is used for basic cooking skills, modifying recipes to meet special dietary requirements and to learn about the different cultural influences on food. Students also use the lab for developing their own teaching skills and some undertake their final year research projects for example exploring thickness needed for patients with swallowing difficulties.
We have a range of different resources in the lab including:
- A diverse range of food models used in teaching
- Equipment used to to guide portion size eg plates, bowls
- Examples of specific dietary products eg gluten free and allergy related alternative foods
- Library of product information
- Teaching resources used for specific population groups eg pregnant women, children and older people living in care homes.
Nutrition and Dietetic research is a growing area within the School with a strong emphasis on studies relating to clinical and public health practice.
For more information on dietetics and the work of dieticians in the UK, please visit the British Dietetic Association's website.
If you would like to find out more about the role of Nutritionists please visit the Association for Nutrition website.