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Sheffield Hallam University: Nutrition with Obesity and Weight Management

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department Sheffield Hallam University
Web http://www.shu.ac.uk
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught

Summary

1. Course summary Gain detailed understanding of the principles and practice of human nutrition. Understand the causes of obesity and the challenges faced in its prevention and treatment. Enhance your ability to critically analyse current and developing theories in human nutrition and weight management. On this course, you’ll study nutrition in detail, while focusing on the subject of obesity and weight management. You’ll explore the root causes behind these issues, and understand the roles nutritionists can play in supporting individuals to reach their weight loss goals.

2. How you learn This course aims to develop your theoretical and practical skills ready for industry. It is based around four major strands — covering core and specialist knowledge, as well as employability and research skills.

We use a student-centred approach. The course content is delivered by experts and has been designed to equip you with the relevant expertise and experience you need for employment.

The teaching team uses their own research and professional backgrounds to bring the theoretical content to life and ensure that you learn about the latest developments in the field.

You learn through:

  • lectures

  • tutorials

  • seminars

  • laboratory classes

  • counselling simulations

  • workshops

Applied learning

Live projects

Throughout the course, you’ll take part in activities centred on giving you real industry experience and improving your professional development. These might include work shadowing and volunteering, working on live weight or obesity management projects, or attending relevant conferences, events and workshops.

You then complete a work-related learning module to reflect on personal and professional development. You will be required to identify these areas in an action plan and identify objectives and activities to undertake.

MSc

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