QMU-Undergraduate-Prospectus- UG Prospectus 2019 - Page 58

This flexible course enables graduates to enter a career in the food industry. There is a study abroad opportunity* and you may be able to carry out your honours project with one of our external partners, enabling you to gain further skills and experience. BSc/BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science Nutrition is the science that investigates the metabolic and physiological responses of the body to food and diet. Food science is the application of biological and physical sciences to study the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles underlying food processing and the improvement of foods for public consumption. This is a multidisciplinary course focused on human nutrition and food science with a related emphasis on new product development and their nutritional impact. It is suitable if you are interested in following a career in the food industry or research. In Years One and Two, you will gain a strong foundation in the core areas of the biological sciences. You will be introduced to fundamental principles and concepts in nutrition, food 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 focus on both nutrition and food science, studying a wide range of topics ranging from ingredient functionality, food analysis and nutrition across lifespan, to public health, demonstrating the multidisciplinary nature of the degree. You will continue to develop a range of skills, including evaluating scientific and lay literature and communication skills. 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 at the University or an external partner (food company or public health organisation), allowing you to integrate and develop your skills and knowledge further in a particular area. Modules focus on the current issues facing the food industry, including ‘free from’ formulation, healthier products, sustainability and food policy. 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. Year Two modules Nutrition/ Food Science/ Human Physiology and Pharmacology/ Systems Biology/ Molecular Biology/ Medical Microbiology/ Immunology/ Integrating Module 2/ Professional Development/ Key Investigative Skills 2 Year Three modules Food Science/ Food Analys is Laboratory/ Applied Nutrition/ Public Health Practice/ Digestion and Satiety/ Logistics and Supply Chain Management/ Dissertation (choice of topic)/ Epidemiology and Health/ Professional Module Year Four modules 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 Product Development/ Current Issues in Food Science/ Food Business Development/ Nutrition and Food Policy/ Sustainable Consumption/ Honours Project/ Research Communication 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 Introduction to Food and Nutrition/ Genetics/ Cell Biology and Human Physiology/ Biochemistry/ Developmental Biology and Ageing/ Microbiology/ Key Investigative Skills 1/ An Introduction to Health Psychology / Health and Welfare/ Integrating Module 1 56