Nutrition Modules

First Year

  • Introduction to Nutrition - introduction to the scientific basis of nutrition
  • Personal & Professional Skills - introduction to the skills which will be useful for future careers, including independent self-study and communicating to different audiences
  • Introduction to Public Health - introduction to public health issues relating to nutrition
  • Biochemistry & Cell Biology - introduction to the fundamentals of biochemistry, cellular function and  energy generation
  • Anatomy & Physiology - introduction to anatomy and physiology of the major organs and tissue types 

Second year

  • Molecular Genetics & Genomics - provides an overview of genetics and genomics in the context of human health and genetic disorders
  • Nutritional Biochemistry - explore the biochemical processes in the human body related to nutrients and their metabolic by-products
  • Organ Systems Physiology - how tissues form organ systems and how organ systems work and interact
  • Immunology - introduction to the immune system, and how it protects the human body from external invaders
  • Nutrition & Metabolism - explore nutrition and metabolism, including molecular aspects of nutrition and the effect of nutrients on specific organ systems
  • Global Public Health - overview of the most important public health issues around the world
  • Evidence Based Medicine - provides an understanding of how developments in medicine and medical therapies are based largely on evidence gained from clinical studies

Third Year

  • Research Project - an individual research project under the supervision of a research-active member of staff
  • Health Education & Promotion - opportunity to learn about health education and health promotion
  • Population Health - learn about public health at a population level, such as environmental health and controversies around public health interventions
  • Clinical Nutrition - provides and understanding of clinical nutrition, including how to carry out nutritional screening and assessment
  • Nutrition through the Lifespan - the effects of nutrition throughout life, from in the womb up to old age and how this can affect development of disorders from heart disease to Alzheimer’s
  • Endocrinology - the latest research and scientific knowledge about diseases and conditions relating to hormones, such as appetite regulation & genetics of obesity
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics - provides an understanding of pharmacology and therapeutics, such as drugs used for metabolic diseases and obesity 
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