University of Surrey Nutritional Medicine

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University of Surrey Nutritional Medicine

University of Surrey Nutritional Medicine

 

Nutritional Medicine MSc

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Why choose this course?

Delivered by leading experts at the front-line of research and practice, this programme is the only evidence-based masters degree of its kind in Europe and is the only masters degree in nutritional medicine to be accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

It will provide you with a deep understanding of the complex relationships between nutrition and health, and the range and potential of nutritional management to postpone or treat disease.

What you will study

Nutritional medicine concerns itself with the part that nutrition plays in health, disease, lifecycle and ageing.

The aim of the programme is to inform and educate those to whom the public turns for advice on nutritionally related aspects of health and disease and those involved in the manufacture of foods and food supplements. It is appropriate for the in-service training of pharmacists, healthcare workers and people working in the food industry.

The programme consists of three-day taught periods at the University, preceded by preparatory study, and followed by consolidation and assessment. It will teach you to take a critical and scholarly approach to the theory, practice, literature and research findings within the subject.

Course facts

Qualification Study mode Course length Start date
MSc Part-time 60 months Oct 2018

Stag Hill

Professional recognition

Association for Nutrition (AfN)
Accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) for the purpose of eligibility for Direct Entry Registration at Associate Level with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).

Global opportunities

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Distance learning prior to attendance at the module

You will receive some preliminary material (that will require approximately 40 hours of study) around four weeks before you attend each module.

This will generally be background material (for example, a core text and/or specially written material/journal article/s) aimed at ensuring that all students, whatever their previous learning experience, will have attained a certain basic knowledge of the subject and its terminology.

Teaching at the University

The three-day periods spent at the University consist mainly of formal lectures, but will also include interactive or participative sessions incorporating some of the following learning strategies: workshops, syndicated work, demonstrations, case studies, debates, and journal clubs.

You will generally be given additional papers, reviews, notes or reading lists relating to the module lectures.

Distance learning following attendance at the module

In the two months following the module, you will be expected to study the material covered and to carry out further reading (including journal articles) to expand your understanding.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is appropriate for GPs, gastroenterologists, dietitians, pharmacists, other clinicians and health professionals with a role in nutrition and health practice.

Programme leader

Dr Barbara Fielding