New degree programme, beginning September 2019.
In humans, a poor diet can have a significant effect on health and can contribute to a range of conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. This degree provides students with the opportunity to study nutritional science alongside core medical science topics – overall, providing an overview of the relationship between diet and a person’s health.
Students will learn about the effects of nutrition on health at different stages of life, while considering the impact on public health in the UK and globally.
Graduates with a Nutrition degree can work in a range of different settings, from giving nutritional advice to patients to working in the food industry.
Reasons to study Nutrition at DMU:
- Experienced academics
We ensure that your learning is relevant and up-to-date by having direct input and teaching from research-active members of staff and nutrition experts
- Global outlook
You will learn about global health and nutrition as international topics are embedded into the curriculum
- Research skills
Develop your critical thinking skills as well as your ability to design, execute and present findings of an independent (but supervised) research project
- Work placement options
Work in an industry-setting through the optional sandwich placement year
- #DMUglobal international experience initiative
Taking part could broaden your cultural horizons and help develop global skills
- DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]
- DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]
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.