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Course summary

You will receive specialist knowledge and training in clinical nutrition especially designed for doctors, nurses and pharmacists. You will also gain in-depth, evidence-based knowledge of clinical nutrition and have the opportunity to undertake clinical case studies. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Top 10 in UK for Medicine (Complete University Guide 2021).
  • Growing need for suitable qualified clinical nutritionists who are already qualified health professionals.
  • Receive training in evidence-based nutritional practice for you to expand your knowledge.
  • Opportunities to assess nutritional needs of patients and to discuss the contribution of nutrition to the cause, progress and treatment of their disease.
  • Learn to communicate better, the nutritional aspects of clinical care to health professionals.
  • Reflect on clinical practice and how it can inform local protocols and highlight learning points for your own practice.
  • Highly trained, enthusiastic and experienced staff when it comes to Clinical Nutrition courses.
  • Taught by an international teaching and clinical staff and external experts.
  • Develop a substantial research proposal as a team, gaining valuable skills for future employment.
  • Build a range of transferable skills, for example critical review skills, which are highly sought after within the competitive job market, are integrated and embedded in the programme.
  • Observe clinical work at Yorkhill Hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The programme provides a thorough grounding in the principles, practice and research of nutrition and the opportunity to follow a successful career in the UK or overseas. You will have the knowledge and experience necessary for engaging in and contributing to current issues in the field of human nutrition. An additional research component allows the development of valuable skills for practising and interpreting nutrition research. The teaching programme is given in the form of lectures, practical sessions, debates, case studies, team work tasks, self-directed learning, seminars and tutorials. Additional material and electronic resources such as quizzes, online chats and teaching videos are available on moodle, the University’s virtual learning environment, to support and enhance students’ learning experience. Core Courses FOOD AND NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS AND NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFECYCLE DIGESTION, ABSORPTION AND NUTRITIONAL METABOLISM DIETARY AND NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT PUBLIC HEALTH AND EATING BEHAVIOUR CLINICAL NUTRITION SPECIALISATION APPRAISAL OF CURRENT CLINICAL PRACTICE Clinical Case Studies Dissertation Subject to satisfactory results, students progress to clinical case studies supervised by relevant clinical staff. The clinical case studies provide training in evidence-based nutritional practice for health professionals. Students assess and evaluate the medical history of patients with particular reference to nutritional needs in a detailed, in-depth manner, with reference to national and international guidelines, current literature and current treatment protocols. Students discuss the contribution of nutrition to the cause, progress and treatment of the disease. They reflect on clinical practice, including how treatment guidelines have been applied, and if there have been any barriers or issues which have prevented this. Transferable Skills This programme includes a range of training in transferable skills: Learning techniques Communication Presentation Literature searching Academic journal review Statistics and data handling

How to apply

International applicants

International applicant information can be found via by searching for 'international'.

Entry requirements

You must be a clinical health professional and therefore have a degree in medicine, nursing or pharmacy from an institution recognised by the University Court. If you apply for Clinical Nutrition but are ineligible you will be considered for Human Nutrition with specialisation in Clinical Nutrition (please see our page on Human Nutrition). You are required to provide two references, a full degree transcript and a personal statement with your application.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All fees are published on the University of Glasgow website.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship and funding information can be found via by searching for 'scholarships'.

Clinical Nutrition at University of Glasgow - UCAS