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Nutritional Therapeutics

University of West London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • Price On Request Course Fee

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Course Description

Whether you are a healthcare newcomer or you have experience in complementary or conventional care, this nutrition course will give you a foundation in the science of food, health and wellbeing.

This course has been designed to allow you to fit your studies around your other commitments. It combines distance learning with an element of clinical practice in your final year. Our Virtual Learning Environment supports the distance learning elements of the course, and is available online 24 hours a day. 

Your studies will help you to develop theoretical and practical knowledge of nutritional therapeutics, all underpinned by basic medical sciences.

Whether you are a healthcare newcomer or you have experience in complementary or conventional care, this nutrition course will give you a foundation in the science of food, health and wellbeing. This course has been designed to allow you to fit your studies around your other commitments. It combines distance learning with an element of clinical practice in your final year. Our...

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Course Content

This foundation degree differs from most online nutrition courses in its high academic standards and its clinical practice element.

You will learn about how diet helps to maintain health and wellbeing. Your studies will cover:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • basic biochemistry
  • the study of named diseases (pathology) as it relates to the field of practice.

The early stages of the course will help you to develop your basic research skills as well as your knowledge in areas such as:

  • macro-nutrients
  • micro-nutrients
  • food composition and processing
  • basic dietary requirements
  • digestive processing.

You will examine modern nutritional therapy practice and how it is used in integrated medicine. Further topics you will cover include:

  • biochemical imbalances that may contribute to the development of prevalent diseased states
  • pharmacology and pathophysiology – the disordered state associated with disease or injury

Through a study of named diseases and practice case studies you will look at methods of data collection. And you will learn about interpretation and rationalisation for nutritional prescribing.

The course will also give you opportunities to put what you learn into practice on work placements. By doing so you will develop a range of transferable skills and qualities that will help you to gain future employment.

This foundation degree differs from most online nutrition courses in its high academic standards and its clinical practice element. You will learn about how diet helps to maintain health and wellbeing. Your studies will cover: anatomy physiology basic biochemistry the study of named diseases (pathology) as it relates to the...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Distance Learning

Part Time, 4 years

September, 2020

Price on Request

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Entry Requirements

80UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications

These can include:     

  • A Levels at grades B and B (if you have two A levels) or grades C, D and D (if you have three), or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass     
  • Access to HE Diploma      

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 - 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents 

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

We take pride in our inclusiveness and the diversity of our student population. We have a vibrant mature student community and look forward to welcoming you.

80UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications These can include:      A Levels at grades B and B (if you have two A levels) or grades C, D and D (if you have three), or above BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass      Access to HE Diploma       You also need GCSE...

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