There are many strands of knowledge that you’ll need to master on your way to a career as a dietitian. This course has been carefully structured to integrate theoretical study in different fields with the practical experience to develop the skills required to work as a graduate dietitian.
Year One: Physiology/Contextualising You and Your Profession/Food, Lifestyle and Society/Cell Biology and Genetics/Biochemistry/Introduction to Food Science/Evidence-Based Practice.
Year Two: Introduction to Dietetic Practice (Placement A)/Nutrient Metabolism/Behaviour Change/Pharmacology/Nutrition/Health Issues in the Community/Epidemiology in Public Health.
Year Three: Essentials of Dietetic Management/Nutrition Through the Life Course/Dietetic Management of Long Term Conditions/Dissertation/Disease Aetiology and Management/Developing Dietetic Practice (Placement B).
Year Four: Consolidating Dietetic Practice (Placement C)/Dietetic Research Project/Innovative and Emerging Practice
2024 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBC (standard entry) or BCCC (widening access entry) including Biology, Chemistry and preferably another science subject (Maths and Health and Food Technology are acceptable) plus English and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.
You may be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B for practice placements.
You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.
School of Health Sciences