Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Degree level: Undergraduate

Dietetics

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Course summary

Dietetics is a fascinating field that focuses on the management and prevention of nutrition-related disorders at an individual, group and population level. Dietitians are the only regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutrition-related problems at an individual and wider public health level. Dietitians have the opportunity to work in a diverse range of settings including health and social care settings, private practice, the food industry, research related roles and government advisory roles. There are many strands of knowledge that you will master on your way to a career as a dietitian. This course has been carefully structured to integrate theoretical study in different fields with the practical experience to develop the skills required to work as a graduate dietitian.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Physiology/Contextualising You and Your Profession/Food, Lifestyle and Society/Cell Biology and Genetics/ Biochemistry/Introduction to Food Science/Evidence-Based Practice Year 2: Introduction to Dietetic Practice (Placement A)/Nutrient Metabolism/ Behaviour Change/Pharmacology/ Nutrition/Health Issues in the Community/Epidemiology in Public Health Year 3: Essentials of Dietetic Management/ Nutrition Through the Life Course/ Dietetic Management of Long Term Conditions/Dissertation/Disease Aetiology and Management/Developing Dietetic Practice (Placement B) Year 4: Consolidating Dietetic Practice (Placement C)/Dietetic Research Project/Innovative and Emerging Practice The modules listed here are correct at time of print (March 2020) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2021.

Assessment method

You will be assessed by a variety of assessment methods (eg written and practical exams, case studies, written assignments and presentations) at the end of each module or semester.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • British Dietetic Association

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B410
Institution code:
Q25
Campus name:
Queen Margaret University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

A small number of places are available for direct entry to year 2 of the programme. These applications will be considered on an individual basis, but applicants must be able to demonstrate they have developed the knowledge and skills acquired in year 1 of the MDiet programme.

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

We accept many different qualifications, but cannot list them all here. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information or advice if you are thinking of taking a course of study. We welcome applications from international applicants and you can find information on specific entry requirements by country here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/information-for-your-country/. We also welcome applications from mature students, or people holding qualifications such as Access courses or OU modules. The Scottish Wider Access Partnership (SWAP) offers a range of local Access courses and those that are accepted for entry are listed here: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/college-qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

IELTS with an overall score equivalent to 7.0 and with no individual component less than 6.5.

QMU English Language Requirements

https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/international-students/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15500 Year 1
International £15500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland: full-time fees will be charged for the first three years of study. The fourth year is free.
Dietetics at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - UCAS