Public Health Nutrition – BSc (Honours)

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Make a difference by pursuing a career in public health offering nutritional advice that can help improve and lengthen lives. Develop strong practical skills in our specialist laboratory facilities and gain experience of advising population groups on improving their health and reducing their risk of dietary-related conditions.

Key points
• Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in public health practice.• Become an Associate Nutritionist when you graduate.
• Develop strong practical skills in the lab on this practically focused course.
• Gain practical experience of providing health and dietary advice.

What is public health nutrition?
Public health nutrition focuses on the pro…

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At a glance

Make a difference by pursuing a career in public health offering nutritional advice that can help improve and lengthen lives. Develop strong practical skills in our specialist laboratory facilities and gain experience of advising population groups on improving their health and reducing their risk of dietary-related conditions.

Key points
• Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in public health practice.• Become an Associate Nutritionist when you graduate.
• Develop strong practical skills in the lab on this practically focused course.
• Gain practical experience of providing health and dietary advice.

What is public health nutrition?
Public health nutrition focuses on the promotion of good health through nutrition and the primary prevention of nutrition-related illness in the population.

This course

Prepare for a career as a nutritionist helping the public understand and apply nutritional information. This course gives you the specific knowledge and skills you need to work in public health practice.

You learn how to use nutritional and dietary knowledge to support the health of individuals and communities. In this capacity, you can develop skills to help clients alter their behaviour so they can manage their diets, lifestyles and improve their health. These include people with conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease and obesity, and children, elderly people or women during pregnancy.

You work in multifunctional labs, industry-standard kitchens and use the latest dietary analysis software, sensory and feeding facilities to gain skills that are relevant and up-to-date.

This course has a strong practical focus and you learn to use a wide range of equipment that will be beneficial in a variety of employment positions. For example, in laboratory sessions you learn to measure body composition using various methods, and to measure cholesterol from blood samples. In the kitchens you work with a variety of ingredients and discover practical ways for people to apply government health messages through what they eat.

Your studies also cover how food, nutrition, health and diet impact on public health promotion and nutritional policy. You learn how nutritional advice in published research translates into easily understood messages the public can apply to everyday life, such as the information on food packaging.

As well as these specialist skills, you also develop analytical skills and skills in behaviour change which are becoming increasingly recognised by employers. In your final year, you choose a topic that fits your interests and career ambitions and present these at the annual Nutrition Fair. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your ability and understanding of what you have learnt on the course.

As a student, your lecturer team have extensive experience to bring to your studies. Some have backgrounds in industry and others are active in research. This active role in research means that they can teach you the latest methods and knowledge as part of this course.

Key areas of study
Key areas include • nutrition • food composition and safety • physiology • public health promotion • nutritional policy • behaviour change • product development.

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