University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Nutrition and Dietetics

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Course summary

  • Pursue a rewarding career path where you can help people to make a real difference to their lives through a well-organised lifestyle and healthy eating habits
  • Gain the sought-after knowledge and skills required to work in this rapidly growing profession, benefitting from small class sizes and values based training
  • Learn from supportive and accessible lecturers who have experience of working in a wide range of related professional fields
  • Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
  • Would you like to influence food and health policy across the spectrum, from government to local communities and individuals?
Train to be a registered dietitian and you will be able to apply the nutritional care process; from developing a nutritional diagnosis to managing a wide range of nutrition related health care problems found in today’s society. Dietitians use public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. This interdisciplinary course combines the study of nutrition science with dietetic practice. Alongside the scientific topics of nutritional biochemistry and physiology, you will also study communication skills, behavioural change techniques, research methods and ethics. Time will be given for practical workshops in which you will have experience in analysing diets using specialist software, and obtain practice in analysing and diagnosing nutritional problems and developing nutritional care plans. Some work will be undertaken in our biochemistry laboratory. During the three-year programme you undertake professional placements throughout the course within a variety of healthcare and commercial settings. This will give you the opportunity to develop your clinical skills alongside industry partners, charities and other health care professionals, such as nurses, physiotherapists and sport scientists. As part of the University of Winchester’s growing portfolio of health-related programmes, you will benefit from strong relationships with those teaching and studying nursing, health and wellbeing, physiotherapy and sports-related degrees. In Year 1, you study Foundations of Nutrition, Fundamentals of Food Science and Food Technology, Preparing for Professional Practice, Introduction to Nutrition Physiology, Introduction to Human Nutrition, Introduction to Sociology and Health, Fundamentals of Communication Skills and Introduction to Biochemistry. With a good foundation in place, in Year 2 you critically explore areas such as Biochemistry and Human Physiology in more depth as well as studying Clinical Dietetics, Health, Disease and Nutrition, Introduction to Scientific Research Methods and Enterprise, , Pharmacology, Behavioural Sciences, Professionalism in Dietetics, Public Health and Epidemiology including Healthcare Systems in the UK. Your final-year subjects include Integrated Nutrition Care Planning – Adults and Paediatrics, and Applied Professional Practice. In addition you undertake an Independent Project in Nutrition and Dietetics in an area that especially interests you. On completion of the degree you will have the knowledge to be able to educate people about the best ways to eat and drink in order to keep their body fit and healthy. This degree is accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council. It leads to eligibility to apply for HCPC registration (you are required to complete 1,000 hours of clinical placement to be eligible) and follows the core curriculum set out by the BDA. As a graduate of this programme you can enter the profession of dietetics once registered as a dietitian.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Dietetic Association
  • Health and Care Professions Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B400
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Applicants to this course are expected to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to beginning the course at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about when and how to obtain this clearance after an offer has been accepted. Please note, the cost of the check is covered by the applicant. If you have already have a DBS check and are signed up to the Update Service we will ask you to provide the original DBS certificate after an offer has been accepted. If you have lived or travelled abroad in the past five years, we will also need you to apply for an Overseas Criminal Records check for each country in which you have spent six months or more.

Health checks

Applicants to this course will undergo an occupational health assessment to ensure that they are fit to practice. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about when and how to obtain this clearance after an offer has been accepted.

Interview

Applicants to this course are expected to attend an interview at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about the format of the interview on receipt of your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7An overall score of 7.0, with no element below 6.5 is required.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £21800 Year 1
International £21800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Applicants to this course are expected to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to beginning the course at the University. Our Admissions Team will be in contact with further information about when and how to obtain this clearance after an offer has been accepted. Please note, the cost of the check is covered by the applicant (currently £38). For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Winchester - UCAS