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Facts about Nutrition
|Year of entry||2013|
|Application route||3 years full time: apply through UCAS (code B400)
4 years full time including sandwich year: apply through UCAS (code B402)
4 years full time including foundation year: apply through UCAS (code B401)
6 years part time: apply direct to the University
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About this course
Why choose this course?
If you are interested in nutrition and the role it can play in human development, this broad based degree is ideal. You will have the opportunity to specialise in areas of applied and clinical nutrition, such as its role in health and disease.
What will you study?
You will study human nutrition, food science, biochemistry and physiology, as well as pharmacology, microbiology and immunology. You will consider nutrition at different stages of life, its role in disease and its impact in different parts of the world. You will also have the opportunity to study medical microbiology and immunology, clinical chemistry and haematology, or health and exercise physiology. You will carry out a project in a specialist area, such as public health, clinical nutrition, and bioactive compounds in food.
Year 1 provides the basics that you will need to study nutrition, and includes subjects in the areas of biochemistry, physiology, human nutrition and basic food science, and general scientific and laboratory skills.
Year 2 covers more-advanced aspects of human biology as they relate to nutrition, including biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology and microbiology. You will consider nutrition at different stages of life and in the assessment of health, and will learn how to obtain and interpret food and nutrient intake data. You will also further develop your scientific and research skills in preparation to your final year research project.
In Year 3 you will explore more-specialised and applied aspects of the subject, such as the role of nutrition in health and disease. Option modules are available in Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Clinical Chemistry & Haematology, and Health and Exercise Physiology. You will also have the opportunity to undertake an independent nutrition research project in a subject of interest, such as public health and clinical nutrition.
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language for free during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
- Human Physiology
- Food and Nutrition 1: An Introduction
- The Chemical Foundations of Life
- Scientific and Laboratory Skills
- Protein Function and Metabolism
- Food and Nutrition 2: Applied Nutrition Research
- Infection and Immunity
- Principles in Pharmacology with Research Methods
- Food and Nutrition 3: Public Health Nutrition
- Food and Nutrition 4: Contemporary Issues in Food and Nutrition
- Medical Microbiology and Immunology OR Clinical Chemistry & Haematology OR Health and Exercise Physiology
- Nutrition Project module