Diet, nutrition and food are critical to our health and our quality of life. A poor diet can have a significant effect on health and contribute to a range of conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
Covering core nutrition science along with medical science, this research-led course combines theoretical and practical elements to take you from farm to fork and science to shelf, and considers the sources and origins of food along with food composition and production.
Our experienced academics bring industry practice, latest research and knowledge to their teaching. You will study a range of modules that cover nutritional biochemistry, organ systems physiology, nutrition and metabolism, clinical nutrition and health education and promotion. Practical components will help you acquire skills to further enhance your learning and employability. International elements are embedded into the curriculum, allowing you to consider nutrition and health on a global scale.
Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to work in a range of settings in the public and private sector, from giving nutritional advice to the public to working in the food production industry.
- Learn about the impact of diet on our health and understand interventions to tackle obesity and other contemporary health concerns that affect people on a local, national and international level.
- Practical components of the course will help you develop personal and professional skills, while the final-year supervised research project will enable you to tailor your learning and build research techniques.
- Access our award-winning careers and employability service – DMU Works, which offers flexible and personalised career support tailored to your needs.
- Graduates can pursue careers in the public or private sector, working as nutritionists as well as in roles in research and development, education, health journalism, public health and the food industry.
- International experiences allow you to broaden your cultural horizons and experience different healthcare environments. DMU students have previously had the opportunity to provide healthcare in India, witness the effects of poverty in Florida and help refugees in Berlin.
Structure and assessment
- Introduction to Nutrition
- Personal and Professional Skills
- Introduction to Public Health
- Biochemistry and Cell Biology
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Molecular Genetics and Genomics
- Nutritional Biochemistry
- Organ Systems Physiology
- Nutrition and Metabolism
- Global Public Health
- Evidence Based Medicine
- Research Project
- Health Education and Promotion
- Population Health
- Clinical Nutrition
- Nutrition through the Lifespan
- Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Facilities and features
Health and Life Sciences
Investment of £12 million in Health and Life Sciences has developed our first-class teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.
The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.
Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.
We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.
During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals.
Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.
We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse.
These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
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