MSc Public Health Nutrition

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This course will allow graduates of biological sciences to build on their present knowledge and aims to promote the critical appraisal of the theory and application of public health nutrition, and nutrition policy planning and practice, to improve the health of the population through the medium of nutrition.

Public health nutrition is a new interesting subject area that concentrates on achieving a sound knowledge in nutrition and public health providing participants with the expertise to work in a variety of settings to promote nutrition for the benefit of public health. A public health nutritionist influences food selection and eating behaviour of a population, based on research and nation…

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This course will allow graduates of biological sciences to build on their present knowledge and aims to promote the critical appraisal of the theory and application of public health nutrition, and nutrition policy planning and practice, to improve the health of the population through the medium of nutrition.

Public health nutrition is a new interesting subject area that concentrates on achieving a sound knowledge in nutrition and public health providing participants with the expertise to work in a variety of settings to promote nutrition for the benefit of public health. A public health nutritionist influences food selection and eating behaviour of a population, based on research and national dietary guidelines. Public health nutritionists are expected to find themselves in advisory and policy/advocacy roles as well as engaged in research in the UK and internationally.



EXIT AWARDS: MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)
Delivery: At QMU
Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest

Duration: Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 - 7 years
Start date: September
Application deadline: The deadline for all overseas applicants who require a visa to study in the UK should apply no later than the 30th June 2013.
Teaching, learning and assessment: The emphasis is on independent problembased learning where your previous knowledge and skills are used to develop into your new subject areas. The course is taught using a variety of interactive learning methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, laboratories, group work, role-play and interactive computer sessions. Development of interpersonal skills and professional skills and attitudes are also a major focus of the learning and teaching programme. Learning activities are guided using web-based programmes. The course is modular and each module is assessed mainly by course work, except for one examination in Food and Nutrition.
Teaching hours and attendance: Each module which you study on-campus will require you to attend classes and carry out independent work. Your attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are studying full or part-time.
Links with industry/professional bodies: The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition. This enables graduates to register with the Association of Nutrition as an Associate Public Health Nutritionist.

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