QMU-Undergraduate-Prospectus- UG Prospectus 2019 - Page 54

This flexible course enables graduates to enter a variety of scientific and health- related careers. It offers a study abroad opportunity*, volunteering opportunities. and allows you to select modules to tailor your studies. BSc/BSc (Hons) Nutrition Nutrition is the science that interprets the relationship between food and its nutritional composition to the functioning of the living organism. It includes study of the intake, digestion, absorption of food, production of energy, elimination of wastes and all the syntheses that are essential for growth, maintenance and reproduction across the life cycle. This is a multidisciplinary course focused on human nutrition with an emphasis on health and prevention of diet-related disease. It is suitable if you are interested in following a career in public health, the food industry, health promotion and nutrition, education or research. In Years One and Two, you will gain a grounding in the core areas of the biological sciences. You will be introduced to fundamental principles and concepts in nutrition and associated disciplines and start to integrate your acquired knowledge from the different disciplines. You will study a range of modules that will allow you to start to develop core study skills in addition to laboratory and investigative (information technology and research) skills. In Year Three, you will consider the factors that influence the maintenance and disturbance of health with a focus on nutrition at the individual, community and population level across all stages of the lifespan. You will continue to develop a range of skills, including evaluating scientific and lay literature, communication, and also specialist skills needed by the nutritionist to practice within the profession. In Year Four, the majority of your time will be spent on your honours project which will involve you carrying out an individual research project, allowing you to integrate and develop your skills and knowledge further in a particular area. Modules focus on the current issues facing public health within the UK, namely obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer, and consider nutrition policy, health promotion and education. Elective modules allow you to align your studies to your career goals. Structure You can opt to study for an honours degree over four years or an ordinary degree over three years. You will complete a range of modules each year as outlined. Teaching, learning and assessment Please see the course entry on our website (see URL on opposite page) for full details of the learning, teaching and assessment activities for this course. Also check out the ‘How we teach and how you’ll learn’ section on pages 8-11. Year One modules Biochemistry/ Developmental Biology and Ageing/ Genetics/ Health and Society/ Cell Biology & Human Physiology/ Integrating Module 1/ Introduction to Nutrition/ Key Investigative Skills 1/ Microbiology 52 Year Two modules Food Science/ Immunology/ Integrating Module 2/ Key Investigative Skills 2/ Molecular Biology/ Nutrition/ Pharmacology/ Professional Development in Scientific Analysis/ Systems Biology Year Three modules Applied Nutrition/ Clinical Sciences/ Determinants of Health/ Dissertation (choice of topic)/ Epidemiology and Health/ Professional Module/ Public Health Practice/ Techniques for Nutrition Research Year Four modules Current Issues in Cancer/ Current Issues in Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease/ Current Issues in Obesity/ Epidemiology/ Food and Nutrition Policy/ Honours Project (research)/ Research Communication/ Research Process/ plus one from the following optional modules: Current Issues in Sport and Exercise/ Health Education and Promotion/ International Health and Nutrition The modules listed here are correct at time of print (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates. *Subject to availability