Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Dietetics

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Course summary

The demand for registered dietitians continues as lifestyles, healthy eating and nutrition become key issues within society. This course is designed to meet the needs of future practitioners and has a particular emphasis on public health and evidence based practice. Key Benefits

  • Supervision whilst you are on your placements by a member of the dietetics teaching team and support from dedicated placement staff.
  • Links with local employers and professional bodies to ensure that the course content and delivery meets current and future employer needs.
  • A diverse teaching team including a range of clinical and academic experts committed to providing a range of excellent learning experiences.
  • Placements are normally organised within the West Midlands where students, under supervision, apply the skills that are taught in the Faculty’s clinical laboratories.
  • Eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), upon successful completion of this course. For more information please see the HCPC website.
  • Access to the broad research interests of the teaching team, which include: the food poverty, obesogenic environments, whole-person care including spirituality, behaviour change, and ethical decision making by dieticians.
All applicants will be required to attend an interview. In line with the National Health Service Constitution, we use a values based recruitment approach in seeking candidates with the appropriate values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care. All offers are subject to satisfactory occupational health clearance, a criminal record check via Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or equivalent for non-UK residents and a successful interview. For international students, if you are offered a place, the International Office will send you instructions about how to complete your DBS check, including a link to the UK Home office DBS website.

Course details

Modules

Your main study themes are:

  • Human nutrition, public health nutrition and food science.
  • Sources and functions of nutrients in health and disease.
  • Nutritional requirements at all stages of the life-cycle and all population groups.
  • Biochemistry, human physiology and clinical medicine, being the scientific basis for your therapeutic interventions.
  • Diet therapy for the treatment and prevention of disease.
  • Communication skills and the underpinning behavioural science to help individuals and groups make diet and lifestyle change.
  • Research methods to enable you to undertake your own research and use research.
The course also includes three clinical placements normally within the West Midlands. For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Professional bodies

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

  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • British Dietetic Association

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B410
Institution code:
C85
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


Unistats information

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry
CV1 5FB


Clearing contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office

02476 888888

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30


Course contact details

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European and International Admissions Office

+44 024 7765 2152

UK Admissions Office

024 7765 2222

Dietetics at Coventry University - UCAS