BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics

Course details

  • UCAS CodeDT22
  • Year of entry 2023
  • Duration 3 YRS (FT)
  • UCAS Tariff 120
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location Wrexham
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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.

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).
  • Accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA)*.
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Key course features

  • Graduates are eligible for registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA)*.
  • 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.
  • Study in a British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited laboratory.
  • 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.
 
 

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.

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

MODULES

  • Professional Practice
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Dietetic Practice
  • Introduction to Genetics Immunology and Biochemistry
  • Food Science
  • NAD407 Practice Placement 1 (Non NHS)

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

MODULES

  • Cellular and Histopathology
  • Developing Dietetic Practice
  • Population and Public Health Nutrition
  • Food Nutrition and Behaviour
  • Research Methods
  • Metabolism
  • Practice Placement 2 (NHS)

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

MODULES

  • Clinical Research Project
  • Advanced Dietetic Practice
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Practice Placement 3 (NHS)
 
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
 

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.

 
 

*Provisional accreditation

Awarded provisional accreditation for the first 3 years of the programme. This will be monitored annually. Following the graduation of the first cohort of students, full approval can then be achieved for the remainder of the validated period. (Review date: July 2025)