Principles of Food & Nutrition: This unit examines the basic concepts of nutrition and food, including an understanding of the nutritional requirements of the population throughout life.
Human Food Chain: Everything from farm assurance schemes to government legislation is explored and the unit provides a thorough review of the food industry.
Psychosocial Aspects of Health: In this unit you’ll gain an understanding of the sociological and psychological theories which underpin human behaviour and change.
Research Methodologies 1: You’ll gain the skills required for effective literature searching, and for designing, collecting and analysing/interpreting data sets gathered from original research studies.
Human Anatomy & Physiology: You’ll look at the functional anatomy and physiology of the principle tissues and organ systems of the human body.
Chemistry: You’ll gain an understanding of aspects and processes within fundamental chemistry and analytical chemistry, as well as developing your laboratory skills.
Nutrition in Health & Disease: You’ll gain an understanding of the link between nutrition, health and disease, as well as an ability to apply knowledge and skills of how nutrition can maintain health and prevent ill health in individuals and groups.
Food Processing & Development: In this unit you´ll explore the basics of the handling and storage of food.
Promoting Health & Wellbeing: This unit builds upon learning acquired in the Psychology for Health unit in Year 1.
Food Safety & Microbiology: In this hands-on unit you’ll develop practical microbiology skills, such as the aseptic technique, that many quality control employers expect you to have experience of.
Biochemistry: Here you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the macronutrients; carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
Research Methodologies 2: You´ll gain an understanding of a range of research methodologies.
Year 3- Optional 40 week placement
As well as the 20 day (minimum) placement Nutrition you will undertake in your third/fourth year, you also have the option of taking a minimum 30-week placement at the end of your second year of study.
Nutritional Requirements Throughout Life: The aim of this unit is to develop a detailed understanding of the nutritional requirements of the population, throughout the stages life, and the provision of appropriate dietary recommendations.
Placement: A 20-day placement with an agency of your choice.
Community Health & Wellbeing: This unit provides an overview of current public health systems, their function and management and current trends and policies; governmental influences upon health provision in the UK and its effects.
Research Project: This enables you to develop and apply skills in research design and in the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data, and to evaluate your findings in the context of published literature.
Option units (choose one)
Advanced Psychology for Health & Wellbeing: You’ll broaden your knowledge of the psychosocial processes of behaviour formation in the context of eating and exercise with a view to improve health related quality of life among individuals and groups.