Registered dietitians use their passion for working with people to promote healthy lifestyles, optimise health, manage and prevent diet-related diseases. Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems. This course is designed to enable you to use your expertise to promote a healthy lifestyle and offer nutrition advice. It aims to enable you to translate the latest nutrition science into understandable, practical information about food and provide education and support to enable people to manage their health and treat nutrition-related disease.
- Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Dietetic Association (BDA)*.
- All home students on this course can apply for a minimum payment from the Government of £5,000 per year, with additional payments for students incurring childcare costs*.
- Strong links with local NHS trusts and other healthcare providers, such as private hospitals, hospices and community settings.
- Upon successful completion of the course you will have a thorough understanding of the physical and psychological components of nutrition, and importantly how to enable behaviour change. You’ll understand the barriers people face and the strategies which can be used to overcome those barriers which prevent successful adoption of healthier lifestyles.
- Through our innovative approaches to teaching and learning, you will have the opportunity to experiment, innovate and experience immersive situations as you learn in a safe, secure and inspiring environment. Simulated real-life scenarios will aim to utilise contemporary, innovative and authentic assessments, which embed service user involvement throughout. By working collaboratively across multi-professional groups in simulation facilities, you will have the chance to enhance your professional identity, knowledge and behaviours.
- Our multi-million-pound Alison Gingell Building features a range of mock healthcare settings, including hospital wards, ambulance, therapy suites and community houses, giving you the opportunity to replicate real-life situations before you go on placement*.
- You will undertake four periods of practice education (placements)* in a range of NHS and non-NHS settings - predominantly in the West Midlands region - supported by experienced and trained educators.
- Innovative and varied assessments offering a range of assessment methods aimed at providing real life skills. Use of creative and innovative teaching approaches with an emphasis on applying the learning to dietetic practice.
- Our highly qualified academic staff and experienced practice team will support and challenge you to make a difference in practice. Current staff are active and influential members of the profession, for example sitting on committees and boards within the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and other national organisations (please note that staff may be subject to change).
Year One Year one aims to give you a foundation in nutrition, introducing key dietetic skills such as nutritional assessment and, behaviour change in readiness for an introductory placement in clinical practice. You will also have opportunities to work inter-professionally with other health care professionals, reflecting the environment you will work in when you graduate. Modules Human Nutrition and Metabolism - 20 credits Foundations of Evidence-Informed Practice - 20 credits Food and Food Production - 10 credits Nutrition, Physiology and Eating Behaviour - 30 credits Health and Wellbeing in the Community - 20 credits Foundation in Dietetic Practice (Including Placement A) - 20 credits Year two Year two builds on the skills and knowledge you developed in the first year with a focus on the clinical management and diet therapy for a variety of health conditions. Modules Neurology and Ethical Decision-Making - 30 credits Lifestyle Management of Diseases - 20 credits Gastrointestinal and Excretory Systems - 30 credits Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetics - 20 credits Critical Care and Hypermetabolism - 10 credits Developing Evidence-Informed Practice - 10 credits Final Year Year three consolidates your skills and knowledge and prepares you for the workplace. The third year also consists of two mandatory 12-week clinical placements and a 2-week public health placement, which are all sourced by the university. Year three consolidates your skills and knowledge and prepares you for the workplace. The third year also consists of two mandatory 12-week clinical placements and a 2-week public health placement, which are all sourced by the university. Modules Developing Dietetic Practice: Placement B - 30 credits Consolidating Dietetic Practice: Placement C - 30 credits Dietetic Practice in Workplace Settings: Placement D - 20 credits Leadership and Management for Healthcare Professionals - 20 credits Evidence Based Research Project - 20 credits We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: written coursework/case studies self-assessment quizzes objective structured clinical examinations presentations and posters formal examinations and practical projects group work development of a clinical portfolio Our innovative and varied assessments offer a range of assessment methods aimed at providing real life skills. Use of creative and innovative teaching approaches with an emphasis on applying the learning to dietetic practice. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
- British Dietetic Association
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.