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BA (Hons)Human Nutrition

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Overview

We are a leading institution for the study of nutrition. Our programme is one of a select group of nutrition degrees accredited by the UK Association for Nutrition. We investigate the relationship between nutrition, health and disease, and how good health can be promoted through diet. In addition, the programme focuses on the effect of food on physiology and metabolism.

We are committed to understanding and evaluating the socio-economic and behavioural determinants of nutrition-related issues so as to promote improved diet and health for all members of society. You will study the science of nutrition along with other students in diverse fields such as biomedical, biological and sports science.

Our teaching staff are highly qualified having received degrees or conducted research here at the University of Greenwich, and in other leading institutions such as King’s College London, University of Cambridge, and University of Surrey.

Our courses support online learning as well as part-time and overseas study. This programme offers great links with employers, so you gain the skills and knowledge required by industry while increasing your employability prospects.

The aims of the programme are:

To give you a multidisciplinary scientific understanding of human nutrition and its relation to health and disease
To provide you with the necessary academic qualifications for further study in fields such as dietetics
To build your understanding and skills so you can improve the health and welfare of individuals, groups and populations in a safe and ethical manner.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits)
Fundamental Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
Practical and Professional Skills – Life Science (15 credits)
Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits)
Practical and Professional Skills (15 credits)
Basic Principles of Nutrition (15 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Physiological Systems and Regulation (15 credits)
Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
Cell Biology and Immunity (15 credits)
Microbiology and the Environment (15 credits)
Nutritional Epidemiology & Health Promotion (15 credits)
Human Nutrition 1 (15 credits)
Human Nutrition 2 (15 credits)
Research and Professional Skills in Life Science (15 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Project (Life Sciences) (30 credits)
Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
Clinical Nutrition (15 credits)
Specialised Topics in Nutrition (15 credits)
Advanced Human Nutrition (15 credits)
Public Health Nutrition (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Pathophysiology of Disease (15 credits)
Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15 credits)
Applied Nutrition in Sport and Exercise (15 credits)
Medical Biochemistry (15 credits)

Career opportunities

The graduates are well placed for employment in both the public and private healthcare sectors, teaching, academia, private practice, research including the postgraduate study of dietetics, food product development/analysis and other food industry based work, sport and exercise nutrition, media, marketing, regulatory bodies, non-governmental organisations/ international development and institutional catering and menu planning.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States