About the Nutrition in Practice Postgraduate course
Help tackle the big public health issues of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by becoming an expert in food and nutrition.
By analysing how lifestyle affects food and nutrition, the vested interests of the food industry and the role of food and nutrition in disease, you will gain a solid understanding of current issues, enabling you to make a positive difference in a variety of nutrition-related roles around the world.
You will develop a range of practical skills, including the ability to devise programmes for interventions, secure funding from commissioners and report your findings to wider audiences. By working face-to-face with community groups, you will understand how to successfully engage with audiences and influence behaviour change using websites, media presentations, workshops and social media.
Our links with employers in the field of nutrition will ensure you have an opportunity to integrate work experience alongside your academic study, enhancing your employability when you qualify and enabling you to meet the Association for Nutrition competencies to become a registered Associate Nutritionist when you graduate. If you have a degree in a health, science, psychology or sport-related subject coupled with an interest in food and nutrition and its application in public health, private industry and research environments, we can widen your knowledge to give you more varied career options.
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MODULES & LEARNING
A population and lifespan based approach to the nutritional needs of individuals and communities, and contemporary issues influencing these.
Study the food systems currently operating across the food chain in agriculture, processing, distribution, retailing and food service. We will increase your awareness of the properties and behaviour of food, and how various systems are managed and operated.
Examine lifestyle conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity and analyse the health, psychosocial, cultural and socioeconomic determinants associated with prevalence.
Explore the theory and principles of human nutrition. You'll focus on integration of nutritional science, clinical science, and food science. Alongside theory, you will develop skills to critically evaluate and integrate current research.
Examine the role of nutrition in the aetiology and trends of nutrition-related diseases. You'll look at the strengths and weaknesses of nutritional epidemiological methods, design concepts and application of appropriate statistical methods.
An opportunity to undertake a small scale piece of research and / or development that supports your health-related practice within nutrition.
Develop both theoretical and practical skills that you will use in your dissertation module.
A four to six week work experience placement taking place either in the UK or abroad over the summer.
- Professional and Collaborative Practice
You'll be taught by an experienced team of professionals including Professor Pinki Sahota, an expert in childhood nutrition and obesity with 17 years' experience in the NHS, and Professor Alan White, Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Men's Health Forum.
You'll also hear from other leading professionals in the field as we host regular guest speakers from nutritional practice, the food industry, public health departments, hospital settings and research.
Kate Austin Kate AustinSenior Lecturer
I'm passionate about raising the profile of the preventative nutrition agenda, working to develop strategies and services to halt the rise in obesity and prevent the development of nutrition-related disease in the UK. This passion extends into my teaching where I enjoy facilitating the development of students into competent practitioners.As well as a Course Leader and lecturer, Kate is also the regional representative for the Association for Nutrition. Her main area of research is nutrition in early years and links to appetite regulation.
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