In Years One and Two you’ll forge a solid understanding of the biological sciences. You’ll learn the fundamental principles of nutrition and integrate this with knowledge of other related disciplines. Modules will help you develop core study skills as well as laboratory and investigative (information technology and research) expertise.
In Year Three you’ll look at how nutrition influences health at the individual, community and population level across all stages of the lifespan. You will learn to evaluate scientific and lay literature, and develop other key professional skills such as communication.
In Year Four you’ll focus most of your time on developing your individual research project. You can also choose the elective modules that interest you from a range covering the current issues facing public health within the UK (for example, obesity, cardiovascular disease and health promotion).
2020 entry requirements:
3 Highers at BBBC (standard entry) or BCCC (widening access entry) including Biology or Chemistry and preferably another science subject (Maths and Health and Food Technology are acceptable) plus English, Maths or Applications of Maths, Biology and Chemistry at National 5.
You may be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B.
3 - 4 years
School of Health Sciences