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Application to health promotion
The Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles module gives learners the opportunity to plan and run their own health or nutrition awareness campaign, and evaluate its effectiveness. The ability to do this, and do it well, is a valuable asset in the healthcare and nutrition industries.
Address current issues in health
Several modules examine the latest changes to the way we provide healthcare and the effects that Government legislation has on them. Alongside this, examining the social context of health allows us to understand some of the barriers people face when trying to improve or maintain their health and nutrition.
Experience field research
Learners are given the opportunity to plan and carry out a research project into an area of their own choice. Critical analysis of existing research will form the background of this project and learners are encouraged to evaluate their own research processes.
What will I learn?
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Principles of Nutrition and Health
- Healthcare Practice
- Social Context of Health
- Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
- Professional Placement (1)
- Psychology of Nutrition and Health
- Diet, Health and Exercise
- Evidence Based Practice
- Professional Practice (2)
- Food Science and Technology
- Health Monitoring and Evaluation
Where will it take me?
Students can go on to work within the National Health Service, Community Engagement, Health Improvement Practice, Health Promotion and the Education Sector.
Graduates experience a seamless transition to institutions that provide an honours programme or postgraduate study. Progression is available to a number of courses including BA (Hons) Education & Training and BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies, BSc (Hons) Applied Social Science and BA (Hons) Applied Sport and Health Science at Truro and Penwith College. Graduates may also progress into the second year of BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health at the University of Plymouth. This top-up provides the opportunity for you to become a registered nutritionist.
The combination of practical and academic skills you will gain from the course will make you the ideal candidate for a wide range of jobs in the field of Health and Nutrition. Professional placements will increase your skills and make you more attractive to employers. It is particularly important if you want to work in Health Promotion, or if you are considering teaching. Take advantage of work placements offered on the course to build up your skills and knowledge.
Please note that nutritionists do not give dietary advice to individual patients or work directly with patients without supervision. This is done by a state registered dietitian.
Assessment is 100% coursework including presentations, reports, essays and production of resources.
GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4/C or above, together with one of the following: A minimum of 48 tariff points at A Level or an equivalent Level 3 qualification.
Access to Higher Education: Considered on an individual basis.
National and Advanced Diplomas in a relevant subject are accepted as a progression to a Foundation Degree and HND. Applications from mature students without academic credentials will be considered on an individual basis.
UCAS Course Code: BB94
Duration: 2 years full time, part-time route available
Location: Penwith Campus
Awarding Body: University of Plymouth
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