This programme will enable practising doctors, dietitians, pharmacists and health care workers to enhance their employment skills while affording considerable opportunities to its graduates for employment in health and medical services, and within the food and food-supplement industries.
The subject of nutritional medicine includes clinical nutrition but is wider in scope, covering all aspects of nutrition and health. No equivalent programme exists at present for those wishing to understand and apply the concepts of nutritional medicine.
You will gain knowledge of the tools necessary to investigate diseases of metabolism caused by nutritional imbalances. You will learn to take a critical and scholarly approach to theory, practice, literature and research findings within the subject, resulting in a greater understanding of the range and potential of nutritional management of disease.
The programme appeals to many groups including clinicians, other health care workers, pharmacists and those in the food and food-supplement industries.
The modular, part-time programme has been designed to be accessible to those in full-time employment, consisting of three-day taught periods at the University, preceded by preparatory study and followed by consolidation and assessment. Modules, which are independent and may be taken in any order, can also be taken as stand-alone short courses.