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  • Qualification

    Master of Dietetics - MDiet

  • Location

    Queen Margaret University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Dietitians have the opportunity to work in a diverse range of settings including but not limited to health and social care settings, private practice, the food industry, research related roles and government advisory roles. There are many strands of knowledge that you will 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.In Year One you will study a range of modules that provide you with the fundamental knowledge, principles and concepts that underpin the practice of dietetics. You will be introduced to the role of the dietitian, the role of food in health, human physiology, genetics and biochemistry. You will also develop skills in communication, information technology and academic study skills. Students are also invited to begin to engage in our peer-mentoring scheme, which provides additional support during the transition to university life.In Year Two you will continue to develop your academic study skills and further develop your knowledge and understanding of the concepts relating to health and nutrition, while beginning to integrate biological and social sciences. You will also undertake your first practice placement block. This will consist of two weeks on campus and two weeks within a Scottish health and social care setting.Year Three develops your knowledge and communication skills further, begins to have a more applied focus and is more clinically orientated. This helps to prepare you for your second practice placement block (12 weeks duration) within various health and social care sectors across Scotland.Year Four provides you with an opportunity to reflect on and consolidate what you have learnt on your placement at the end of Year Three. It also allows you to undertake an individual research-based project in order to develop your knowledge and skills in this area. You will also undertake your third and final placement block (12 weeks duration) within various health and social care sectors across Scotland. level.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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University information

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 39 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    155 73%

    4th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    29th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    32nd

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