Advancing Practice in Dietetics (Advancing Practice in Health Framework)

Queen Margaret University


The Dietetic award pathway is based on a model of collaborative multi-professional learning aligned to expectations of the four pillars of advanced practice (Clinical Practice, Leadership, Education and Research). There are learning opportunities in areas such as fundamentals of advancing practice, critical analysis, evaluation and research methodologies, as well as a number of more specific modules. The Framework also offers opportunities to draw on expertise across the University such as business management, leadership, social science and education.

The Dietetic pathway aims to foster and develop QMU’s vision of ideas and influence and its mission of cultivating intellectual capital with both a theoretical and practical focus. Learning and teaching is underpinned by research, evidence and scholarship against a background of the current and evolving political and social landscape for health and wellbeing.

You can exit with a PgDip or MSc.

Entry Requirements

Honours degree or equivalent in Dietetics. Some modules require individuals to be working in the specific area of practice and/or have access to a suitable workplace setting along with the support of a line manager and work place mentor.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Blended learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

5 years


School of Health Sciences


Health Professions

SCQF Level