(Short Course) Introduction to Dietetic Practice

Course details

  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Location Blended Learning

Why choose this course?

This course is aimed at those considering studying, or who have an interest in expanding their knowledge of nutrition and dietetics. Attendees will be provided with an insight into the values and scope of the dietetic profession as part of a wider healthcare team.

What you will study

The course will be delivered over 10 weeks as follows:

  • Week 1 - Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to the course contexts and settings (synchronous study)
  • Week 2 - Professional Practice 2 – Values, behaviours and ethics (asynchronous study)
  • Week 3 - The screening and assessment of nutritional status in healthcare settings (asynchronous study)
  • Week 4 - The role of the dietitian (synchronous study)
  • Week 5 - Nutrition and dietetics as a career (synchronous study)
  • Week 6 - Summary and assessment 1 (synchronous study)
  • Week 7 - Reflective and Learning Practice 1 – Models of reflection (asynchronous study)
  • Week 8 - Reflective and Learning Practice 2 – Learning styles in the healthcare context (asynchronous study)
  • Week 9 - Reflective and Learning Practice 3 – Employability skills in the healthcare context (asynchronous)
  • Week 10 - Summary of module and assessment 2 (synchronous study)

Over the 10 week course, there will be 200 hours of learning in total. This includes 18 hours of direct learning and teaching (asynchronous and synchronous), 18 hours of other active learning activities and 164 hours of independent learning.

Entry requirements & applying

If you would like to find out more about future dates for this course, register your interest.

Teaching & Assessment

There are two assessment dates:

  • Assessment 1 is week 6
  • Assessment 2 is week 10

Students are expected to reach 40% on assessments.


Fees & funding


Do you live in Wales? We have a number of funding opportunities available, please complete the form below to find out if you are eligible to study this course for free. Apply now via this form.

Course dates

If you would like to find out more about future dates for this course, register your interest.