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Nutrition

UCAS Code: B400 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Nutrition at Liverpool Hope.

The Nutrition programme at Liverpool Hope has been designed to develop the essential knowledge and understanding as well as intellectual, practical and transferable skills that a nutritionist would require to practice. Our Nutrition curriculum includes a systematic focus on delivery of five core competencies in

  • Nutritional Science
  • Food Chain
  • Social and Behavioural Science
  • Health and Well-being
  • Professional Conduct
Association for Nutrition 

The Nutrition programme aims to develop graduates who are:

  • eligible to apply for registration as Associate Nutritionists directly or via submission of a portfolio of evidence to meet the requirement of the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as set out by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).
  • reflective nutritionists with the requisite knowledge, understanding, practical application of understanding and professional attributes consistent with those expected from newly qualified nutrition graduates.
  • equipped with the core competencies that are essential to enable them to function independently and effectively in the complex, changing environment of the contemporary workplace.
  • committed to the enhancement of health and wellbeing through inter-professional collaboration with other health care professionals and prepared to make a contribution to the educational, cultural and social life of Liverpool, the North West and beyond.

Why choose this subject?

  • 90% of students were satisfied overall with Nutrition at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • Our Nutrition students have access to well-equipped laboratories and lecture facilities, to support learning and research. Furthermore, our interdisciplinary teaching team are committed to providing  the highest standard of academic support and guidance.
  • The Nutrition Programme at Liverpool Hope University has a very good student satisfaction rate.  The majority of students have been satisfied/very satisfied with their learning experience and in particular with the academic support and range of opportunities available to them.
  • Our Nutrition students have played a key part in the community, initiating and taking part in several regional health initiatives.
  • Staff are actively engaged in research, and are consulted to advise on a range of public health projects locally and nationally.  Their research specialisms include micronutrients, cardiovascular health, obesity, diabetes, public health nutrition, sport and exercise nutrition and disability. Furthermore, our students have presented their work at National Nutrition conferences.
  • Tutors have a wide range of experience at local, national and international level.

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Nutrition at Liverpool Hope in our Nutrition Subject Guides.

Nutrition Subject Guide 2016

Nutrition Subject Guide 2017

  

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Nutrition

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

  • Nutrition degree topics are selected in accordance with the core competencies of the Association for Nutrition (AfN). 
  • BSc Single honours Nutrition graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Associate Registered Nutritionists (ANutr) via direct entry.
  • Nutrition as combined honours (i.e. Nutrition in combination with another discipline) graduates are eligible for registration as Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) via submission of portfolio.

Students would study either Nutrition as combined honours (i.e. Nutrition in combination with another discipline) or Single Honours (i.e. BSc Nutrition). 

Year 1

Foundations of Human Nutrition

All Nutrition students (single and combined honours) will study a 60 credit, year-long course called Foundations of Human Nutrition, plus a 60 credit course from another subject.

The Nutrition course consists of:

  • Introduction to science of nutrition – What is food to us? – Adequacy & excess of nutrients
  • Water & Fluid balance – energy balance
  • Macronutrient (carbohydrates, proteins & lipids), Alcohol & non-nutritive substances & micronutrients (vitamins & minerals)
  • Nutrient composition of foods – Assessment of dietary intake
  • Food safety and hygiene – Nutrition and catering
  • Theoretical & practical aspects of dietary modifications

These topics are selected in accordance with the core competencies required for registration as an Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr).

Year 2

Explorations in Human Nutrition

All Nutrition students (single and joint honours) study the core topics that the Association for Nutrition (AfN) considers as appropriate for a Nutrition degree. The core topics include.

  • Assessment of nutritional status (dietary, anthropometry, laboratory and clinical)
  • Nutrition deficiencies & toxicities
  • Nutrition and lifecycle (early age, adolescents, older adults, pregnancy and lactation)
  • Introduction to nutrition epidemiology and public health nutrition
  • Contemporary issues in human nutrition (nutrition in relation with genetics, religion, ethnicity, lifestyle, drugs, other nutrients &socioeconomic factors)

Year 3

Advanced Studies in Human Nutrition

All students will continue with the study of the core topics as defined by the AfN.

  • Nutrition in relation with physical activity and sport
  • Obesity & weight management
  • Clinical nutrition (i.e. nutrition & diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and cancer)
  • Advance public Health Nutrition (international, national & local food policies, devising local initiatives)
  • Food choice & behaviour modification of dietary intake
  • Food supply, formulation & sustainability
  • Nutrition ethics and code of practice
  • Personal development planning, self-assessment and reflection, careers in nutrition
  • Nutrition projects (Contribution to university mission, final year nutrition research - dissertation)

Assessment

This course includes a range of assessments so that students can demonstrate their competence in a variety of situations and formats. Assessments include written exams, computer-based exams, presentations, coursework, group and individual projects, participation in research activities and viva.  

Association for Nutrition

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Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition applicants require an A level Grade C or above in a relevant science subject and GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Nutrition is available as a Single Honours degree - UCAS code B400

It can also be studies as a Combined Honours degree programme with the following subjects

Nutrition and Business Management (BA) UCAS code NB24
Nutrition and Childhood & Youth (BA) UCAS code LB54
Nutrition and Dance (BA) UCAS code WB40
Nutrition and Education (BA) UCAS code XB34
Nutrition and Geography (BSc) UCAS code LB74
Nutrition and Health & Wellbeing (BA) UCAS code BB9L
Nutrition and Psychology (BSc) UCAS code CB84
Nutrition and Social Policy (BA)  UCAS code LB44
Nutrition and Special Educational Needs (BA)  UCAS code XB14

 

 

Employability

Since 2002, the number of jobs for nutritionists in the NHS has grown faster than in any other sector. Nutritionists can be employed in a range of roles within primary care organisations and public health directorates, in Clinical Nutrition settings, Food Industry, Academia, Research and Lecturing, Teaching, Sports and Exercise, development and international public health nutrition as well as private sector.

Our Nutrition programme aims to prepare graduates for a range of careers including:

 

These are only some of the examples of careers suitable for graduates; however, the degree in Nutrition will also be useful for Postgraduate study in:

  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition
  • Food Sciences
  • Food Technology
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Health Promotion
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Research

If you are studying this programme on a combined basis, you should consider careers options linking both subjects.

For further information on careers, please visit the Career and Employability section of the website.

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Nutrition at Liverpool Hope.

The Nutrition programme at Liverpool Hope has been designed to develop the essential knowledge and understanding as well as intellectual, practical and transferable skills that a nutritionist would require to practice. Our Nutrition curriculum includes a systematic focus on delivery of five core competencies in

  • Nutritional Science
  • Food Chain
  • Social and Behavioural Science
  • Health and Well-being
  • Professional Conduct
Association for Nutrition 

The Nutrition programme aims to develop graduates who are:

  • eligible to apply for registration as Associate Nutritionists directly or via submission of a portfolio of evidence to meet the requirement of the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as set out by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).
  • reflective nutritionists with the requisite knowledge, understanding, practical application of understanding and professional attributes consistent with those expected from newly qualified nutrition graduates.
  • equipped with the core competencies that are essential to enable them to function independently and effectively in the complex, changing environment of the contemporary workplace.
  • committed to the enhancement of health and wellbeing through inter-professional collaboration with other health care professionals and prepared to make a contribution to the educational, cultural and social life of Liverpool, the North West and beyond.

Why choose this subject?

  • 90% of students were satisfied overall with Nutrition at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • Our Nutrition students have access to well-equipped laboratories and lecture facilities, to support learning and research. Furthermore, our interdisciplinary teaching team are committed to providing  the highest standard of academic support and guidance.
  • The Nutrition Programme at Liverpool Hope University has a very good student satisfaction rate.  The majority of students have been satisfied/very satisfied with their learning experience and in particular with the academic support and range of opportunities available to them.
  • Our Nutrition students have played a key part in the community, initiating and taking part in several regional health initiatives.
  • Staff are actively engaged in research, and are consulted to advise on a range of public health projects locally and nationally.  Their research specialisms include micronutrients, cardiovascular health, obesity, diabetes, public health nutrition, sport and exercise nutrition and disability. Furthermore, our students have presented their work at National Nutrition conferences.
  • Tutors have a wide range of experience at local, national and international level.

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Nutrition at Liverpool Hope in our Nutrition Subject Guides.

Nutrition Subject Guide 2016

Nutrition Subject Guide 2017

  

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

Nutrition

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

  • Nutrition degree topics are selected in accordance with the core competencies of the Association for Nutrition (AfN). 
  • BSc Single honours Nutrition graduates are eligible to apply for registration as Associate Registered Nutritionists (ANutr) via direct entry.
  • Nutrition as combined honours (i.e. Nutrition in combination with another discipline) graduates are eligible for registration as Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) via submission of portfolio.

Students would study either Nutrition as combined honours (i.e. Nutrition in combination with another discipline) or Single Honours (i.e. BSc Nutrition). 

Year 1

Foundations of Human Nutrition

All Nutrition students (single and combined honours) will study a 60 credit, year-long course called Foundations of Human Nutrition, plus a 60 credit course from another subject.

The Nutrition course consists of:

  • Introduction to science of nutrition – What is food to us? – Adequacy & excess of nutrients
  • Water & Fluid balance – energy balance
  • Macronutrient (carbohydrates, proteins & lipids), Alcohol & non-nutritive substances & micronutrients (vitamins & minerals)
  • Nutrient composition of foods – Assessment of dietary intake
  • Food safety and hygiene – Nutrition and catering
  • Theoretical & practical aspects of dietary modifications

These topics are selected in accordance with the core competencies required for registration as an Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr).

Year 2

Explorations in Human Nutrition

All Nutrition students (single and joint honours) study the core topics that the Association for Nutrition (AfN) considers as appropriate for a Nutrition degree. The core topics include.

  • Assessment of nutritional status (dietary, anthropometry, laboratory and clinical)
  • Nutrition deficiencies & toxicities
  • Nutrition and lifecycle (early age, adolescents, older adults, pregnancy and lactation)
  • Introduction to nutrition epidemiology and public health nutrition
  • Contemporary issues in human nutrition (nutrition in relation with genetics, religion, ethnicity, lifestyle, drugs, other nutrients &socioeconomic factors)

Year 3

Advanced Studies in Human Nutrition

All students will continue with the study of the core topics as defined by the AfN.

  • Nutrition in relation with physical activity and sport
  • Obesity & weight management
  • Clinical nutrition (i.e. nutrition & diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and cancer)
  • Advance public Health Nutrition (international, national & local food policies, devising local initiatives)
  • Food choice & behaviour modification of dietary intake
  • Food supply, formulation & sustainability
  • Nutrition ethics and code of practice
  • Personal development planning, self-assessment and reflection, careers in nutrition
  • Nutrition projects (Contribution to university mission, final year nutrition research - dissertation)

Assessment

This course includes a range of assessments so that students can demonstrate their competence in a variety of situations and formats. Assessments include written exams, computer-based exams, presentations, coursework, group and individual projects, participation in research activities and viva.  

Association for Nutrition

You may also be interested in...

Biology

Biological Sciences

Health & Wellbeing

Human Biology

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

In addition applicants require an A level Grade C or above in a relevant science subject and GCSE grade C (Grade 4 or above in the new grading system) in Mathematics (or equivalent).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points

If you have any questions about your qualification, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Nutrition is available as a Single Honours degree - UCAS code B400

It can also be studies as a Combined Honours degree programme with the following subjects

Nutrition and Business Management (BA) UCAS code NB24
Nutrition and Childhood & Youth (BA) UCAS code LB54
Nutrition and Dance (BA) UCAS code WB40
Nutrition and Education (BA) UCAS code XB34
Nutrition and Geography (BSc) UCAS code LB74
Nutrition and Health & Wellbeing (BA) UCAS code BB9L
Nutrition and Psychology (BSc) UCAS code CB84
Nutrition and Social Policy (BA)  UCAS code LB44
Nutrition and Special Educational Needs (BA)  UCAS code XB14

 

 

Employability

Since 2002, the number of jobs for nutritionists in the NHS has grown faster than in any other sector. Nutritionists can be employed in a range of roles within primary care organisations and public health directorates, in Clinical Nutrition settings, Food Industry, Academia, Research and Lecturing, Teaching, Sports and Exercise, development and international public health nutrition as well as private sector.

Our Nutrition programme aims to prepare graduates for a range of careers including:

 

These are only some of the examples of careers suitable for graduates; however, the degree in Nutrition will also be useful for Postgraduate study in:

  • Dietetics
  • Nutrition
  • Food Sciences
  • Food Technology
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Health Promotion
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Research

If you are studying this programme on a combined basis, you should consider careers options linking both subjects.

For further information on careers, please visit the Career and Employability section of the website.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Dr Farzad Amirabdollahian

+44 (0) 151 291 3799

amirabf@hope.ac.uk

School: Health Sciences

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