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The BSc (Hons) Integrated Nutrition & Dietetics undergraduate degree programme at the University College of Osteopathy is a new and progressive course that will provide you with a comprehensive and integrative approach to practice by combining the best from all branches of the dietetic and nutrition professions. The course will present you with evidence-based nutrition science and clinical practice frameworks, advanced patient-care skills and methods, and a critical approach to the latest dietetic and nutritional interventions. A detailed and applied understanding of the biosciences will provide you with a robust scientific foundation on which extensive research and evidence-based theories and practice will be built. Across your three years of study, you will gain a deep, systems-based understanding of the complexities of the human body in health and disease, and the role of nutrition and dietetics in the promotion of optimal health and modifying the path and progression of acute and chronic illness. Each year the course will consolidate and expand on the knowledge and research skills gained, giving you the confidence and capabilities to make a real difference in a complex healthcare landscape. From year one, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge through clinical skills based practical sessions, and within the supervised student clinic. You will spend a minimum of 1,000 hours in direct contact with service users at both the UCO Clinic and our off-site clinical community partnership placements and external placements. Here you will develop skills as a service user-centred nutrition practitioner. In addition to the extensive scientific training and comprehensive clinical methods that form the basis of this degree course, you will work alongside a range of other healthcare professionals during community, hospital and private practice-based placements. You will also train in coaching and communication skills, facilitating your development as a confident and highly adaptable healthcare professional. Upon graduation you will be able to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Dietitian, subject to HCPC approval of the course. The HCPC recognises graduates as meeting the highest standards of education and research, as well as having the experience and skills required to apply their knowledge safely and effectively in a clinical setting. Disclaimer Please note that while the UCO makes every effort to run courses as advertised, courses that are in development are subject to approval, and courses that are approved are subject to change or cancellation if enrolment targets are not met. Please note that this course is subject to approval by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - subject to conditions being met. The HCPC is the regulator of health and care professions in the UK, including dietitians. This course integrates nutrition and dietetics in one new discipline, and it follows the approved training framework set out by the HCPC for dietitians, but with a focus on ensuring graduates have the adaptive, modern and functional competences to meet ever changing patient and health care needs.
You will complete a number of units at each year of study that are grouped according to the following themes: knowledge underpinning nutrition and dietetics practice, integrated clinical practice, evidence-based practice and professional skills.
The course is assessed through both summative and formative assessments including: presentations reflective essays online assessments clinical reasoning assessments report writing development of a learning portfolio case study interpretation practical and clinical examinations
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||Majority of the points must come from two science based A levels or equivalent Health or Science related BTEC National qualifications.|
|A level||BBC||Five GCSEs at grades A-C, including Mathematics and English Language Three A Levels (or equivalent qualifications) which should include Biology and one other science. A typical offer is three A Levels at grades BBC, normally with a B in Biology. Students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate fluency in written and spoken English equivalent to an IELTS score of 7 or above. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview where their suitability for a career in nutrition & dietetics will be assessed.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||BTEC National Diplomas and Access courses are accepted as entry qualifications for our degree programmes, but they must contain significant human biology and science content|
All applications are considered individually taking into account certificated evidence of Key Skills and a range of other qualifications.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Students will be required to undertake a DBS check, during the first week/ enrolment process. Overseas and International students will need to provide a DBS.
All students will need to complete a health questionnaire during the first week of term.
Applicants will be invited to attend an interview where their suitability for a career in nutrition & dietetics will be assessed.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||Students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate fluency in written and spoken English equivalent to an IELTS score of 7 or above, with no individual component below 6.5.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|