The MSc Dietetics (Pre-Registration) at Queen Margaret University has a clinical and health promotion focus and includes three practice placements. On completion you will be able to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to work as a dietitian.
It can be effective as a stand- alone treatment and can also be used in conjunction with other medical or psychological treatments. The model is versatile, creative and its techniques can be used selectively in general medical, psychological and nursing practice, as well as informing whole courses of integrated treatment.
Dietetics is the management of diseases that are amenable to dietary intervention, and the prevention of nutrition-related disorders. A dietitian influences food selection and eating behaviour of an individual based on specific nutritional or food requirements.
As a dietitian, you will translate scientific information about nutrition into practical advice to help people make health-conscious decisions about food. You will assess, diagnose and treat diet-related problems and aim to raise awareness of the link between food, health and disease to prevent future problems and treat existing nutrition-related problems. Dietitians are a key part of the healthcare team and are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated.
Career prospects on completion of the course are varied. Most graduates normally choose to work within the NHS as dietitians. Others will work in health education, health promotion, general practice, private healthcare and government advisory posts. Opportunities also exist in the food and pharmaceutical industries in, for example: food labelling, nutrient profiling, product and recipe development, product evaluation and special diet foods. Some graduates may apply for the opportunity to study for a higher degree (ProfDoc or PhD).
- Essentials of the Dietetic Management
- Nutrition Through the Life Course
- Disease Aetiology and Management
- Dietetic Management of Long-Term Conditions
- Epidemiology in Public Health
- Developing Dietetic Practice (Placement B)
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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- A good honours degree (normally an upper second class or above) that includes significant emphasis on human physiology and biochemistry.
- Where an applicant has an undergraduate degree in a related subject but does not have the required biological science content they can be considered for entry to the course if they can demonstrate the appropriate skill development in their undergraduate degree (eg nursing or psychology degree) and they complete the biological science content in years 1 and 2 of the undergraduate MSc Dietetics (pre-registration) programme as an associate student (consisting of two modules in semester 1 and one module in semester 2).
- International: You will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 7.0 and no individual component score below 6.5.
- Criminal Records Check: A satisfactory criminal records check will be required.
International17900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17900 GBP per year during 24 months.
National9680 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9680 GBP per year during 24 months.
- Scotland/UK/ROI: £1200
- International: £3,600
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