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BSc in Human Nutrition (Extended) (Full Time)

University of Greenwich

Bachelor Degree , Nutrition

Course Description

Our extended human nutrition degree provides the scientific skills and knowledge you'll need to understand the links between nutrition, health and disease. You'll also develop communication skills so you can explain to others the significance of diet and nutrition and improve their health.

Before studying the same modules offered on our three-year course, you'll start your degree with a foundation year. This will give you skills needed for learning at degree level.

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition and the Royal Society of Biology. Potential careers for our human nutrition graduates include healthcare, teaching, academia, research, the food industry and sport and exercise nutrition.

  • This four year course is identical to the three year course, but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements
  •  If you have the ability but not the qualifications, this course is your first step to graduation
  •  The foundation year includes academic writing, computing skills, introduction to the subject and more.

Our extended human nutrition degree provides the scientific skills and knowledge you'll need to understand the links between nutrition, health and disease. You'll also develop communication skills so you can explain to others the significance of diet and nutrition and improve their health. Before studying the same modules offered on our three-year course, you'll start...

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Course Content

Year 0

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Introduction to Laboratory Practice (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Biochemistry (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Biology (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Mathematics for Life Sciences (15 credits)
  • Nutrition and Health (15 credits)
  • Drugs and Diseases (15 credits)
  • Learning Skills for Science (15 credits)

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry (30 credits)
  • Fundamental Biology and Physiology (30 credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills - Life Science (15 credits)
  • Basic Chemistry for Life Science (15 credits)
  • Practical and Professional Skills - Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Basic Principles of Nutrition (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Physiological Systems and Regulation (15 credits)
  • Metabolism and Disease (15 credits)
  • Cell Biology and Immunity (15 credits)
  • Microbiology and the Environment (15 credits)
  • Nutritional Epidemiology & Health Promotion (15 credits)
  • Human Nutrition 1 (15 credits)
  • Human Nutrition 2 (15 credits)
  • Research and Professional Skills in Life Science (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Project (Life Sciences) (30 credits)
  • Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits)
  • Clinical Nutrition (15 credits)
  • Specialised Topics in Nutrition (15 credits)
  • Advanced Human Nutrition (15 credits)
  • Public Health Nutrition (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Pathophysiology of Disease (15 credits)
  • Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (15 credits)
  • Applied Nutrition in Sport and Exercise (15 credits)
  • Medical Biochemistry (15 credits)

Year 0 Students are required to study the following compulsory modules. Introduction to Laboratory Practice (15 credits) Introduction to Biochemistry (15 credits) Introduction to Biology (15 credits) Introduction to Chemistry (15 credits) Mathematics for Life Sciences (15...

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Entry Requirements

Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. An appropriate portfolio of experience (with relevant details and evidence of training qualifications included) would normally be expected to be produced as part of the application process. The relevant programme leader or head of department may require an interview to be carried out if this is considered necessary.

Typical Offer: 64 Points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 64 Points from related subjects, for example biology, sports science, human biology, or physics
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 16 Points from a related science subject
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science
  • Applications from mature students.

Applicants who have significant work experience relevant to their preferred study path, but who do not have the minimum expected formal entry qualifications, are welcome to apply by citing their relevant work experience to demonstrate their potential capability. An appropriate portfolio of experience (with relevant details and evidence of training qualifications included) would normally be...

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Assessment Methods

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.