BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics

Course details

  • UCAS CodeDT22
  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 3 YRS (FT)
  • UCAS Tariff 120
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location Wrexham
*Subject to validation
Health & Wellbeing students sit on opposite sides of a desk and discuss their work

Course Highlights

Study

Dietetics which is unique in North Wales.

Registration

with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Tutorial

support by staff and practice education facilitators embedded within each Health Board area.

Physio & OT students outside

Nursing and Allied Health

Why choose this course?

This course is brand new to North Wales and has a fresh design that incorporates the latest digital technologies and platforms to deliver state of the art simulated and real-world learning experiences.

The course:

  • Will work closely with local partners within health, social care and industry to offer student dietitians an inclusive, supportive and enjoyable university experience that is unique to the North Wales area.
  • Provides an exciting opportunity to blend the traditional approaches with the latest digital, social and commercial technologies and approaches available at Wrexham Glyndŵr University.
  • Delivers academic teaching and learning combined with clinical and practical placements over the three years of study to provide students with a variety of opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills and achieve the necessary competence to become registered practitioners.
  • Gives students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in nutrition and dietetics through close collaboration with local industries in food production, catering and sport and exercise science.
  • Offers graduates the eligibility for registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and full membership of the British Dietetic Association (BDA), which means they can practice as a certified Dietitian.

*This course is subject to HCPC approval.

Key course features

  • Graduates are eligible for full membership of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and associated specialist groups.
  • The University has strong links with local healthcare and industry partners.
  • The course has been developed through engagement with service users and carers to ensure that it provides you with the qualities, skills and knowledge that matter most.
  • The strong collaborative and inter-professional ethos of the course reflects the nature of the profession in a rapidly changing health, social and education context.
  • The course team will encourage and support you to achieve your maximum potential, making reasonable adjustments where required for inclusive participation.
  • This course provides a balanced mix across the lifespan of children and adults that equips you with the clinical and professional competencies for eligible registration as a Dietitian.
  • The main delivery site for this course is our Wrexham campus. Occasional interprofessional education sessions may be delivered from our St Asaph campus with students from various nursing and allied health courses.

*This course is subject to HCPC approval.

What you will study

The British Dietetic Association outlines three core domains of competence for the Dietetic profession. They provide a focus for learning activities, the development of curricula and shared resources.

  • Knowledge – including (but not limited to) anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, psychology, clinical medicine, pharmacology, food science and dietetic therapy for the prevention and treatment of disease.
  • Skills – including (but not limited to) communication and the application of assessment techniques, nutritional analysis, research and evidence-based practice.
  • Values – including (but not limited to) professionalism, safe and ethical practice, quality improvement, team working and leadership.

These will be embedded throughout the course to shape teaching and learning of the graduate. Learning outcomes and experiences shared with other Allied Health Professions will have key themes such as leadership and research, motivational interviewing, professional practice and anatomy and physiology.

Further module detail coming soon.

Entry requirements & applying

Expected UCAS Entry: 120 points*

Wrexham Glyndŵr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.

An offer of a place is subject to satisfactory interview criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland) and a health check.

*subject to change

 

 

Teaching & Assessment

Students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Written assessments
  • Presentations
  • Clinical placement assessments
  • Clinical and practical observations
  • Video-based assessment

Teaching & Learning

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Career prospects

Our Careers & Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

The degree confers eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice as a Dietitian in the UK, and graduates are also eligible to become full members of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) upon successful completion.

Students who take up places commissioned by HEIW commit to working in Wales for 2 years after graduation. Find out more about the HEIW NHS Bursary.

Fees & funding

This is a Welsh Government Bursary-commissioned programme.

A full NHS bursary, including tuition fees and a non-repayable bursary for living costs, is available for this programme providing you agree to work in Wales for two years after registration (subject to change).

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here. 

Accommodation

If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our Accommodation to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.

Subject to validation

Courses shown as “subject to validation” are new courses which are in development and the details of these courses are in the process of being finalised through the approval cycle, known as the ‘validation’ process. As soon as the programmes are validated the details of the course will be confirmed. The majority of new courses that are still ‘subject to validation’ are approved by the validation process; however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead as planned, or be significantly amended, you will be informed by the university and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider.