2018Why choose this course?If you are interested in nutrition and the role it can play in human development, this broad-based degree, accredited by the Association for Nutrition, is ideal. You will have the opportunity to specialise in areas of applied and clinical nutrition, such as the role of nutrition in health and disease.
Foundation yearIf you would like to study one of our science degrees at Kingston University but are not yet ready to join the first year of a BSc(Hons) course, you can include an extra foundation year within your chosen degree. Please see the science foundation year course page for details of modules. AccreditationAccreditation by the Registered Associate Nutritionists (ANutr) means graduates can apply to become associate nutritionists without having to prove competence (see more at ).
This course has achieved very high levels of student satisfaction (100 per cent) in the National Student Survey (NSS 2016), ranking it top in the country for student satisfaction Overview. Research in Nutrition and Dietetics is focused on public health nutrition, clinical dietetics and applied nutrition science and using these to help improve human health and wellbeing especially in vulnerable people. The team comprises 8 research-active staff who have considerable expertise in wide-ranging topics .
This has resulted in impressive rankings for teaching quality and student experience under ‘Food Science' programmes in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide. What you will studyYear 1 provides the basics for studying nutrition – biochemistry, physiology, human nutrition and basic food science, plus general scientific and laboratory skills.
Year 2 examines more-advanced aspects of human biology, including biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology and microbiology. You will consider nutrition at different stages of life and in assessment of health, learning to obtain and interpret food and nutrient intake data. You will develop skills to prepare for Year 3's project.
Year 3 explores more specialised and applied aspects, such as nutrition's role in health and disease. Options include the modules Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Clinical Chemistry and Haematology, and Health and Exercise Physiology. Your independent nutrition research project will be in a subject of interest (eg public health and clinical nutrition).
Module listing Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules. Year 1Human PhysiologyThis is a core module taken by students studying BSc Biomedical Science, Nutrition, Medical Biochemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Pharmacology, and Forensic Biology.
The module introduces students to fundamental physiological concepts which underpin the coordinated functioning of the human body, including homeostasis, cellular communication and movement of molecules through body compartments. The main physiological systems of the body are then covered, including the nervous, muscle, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal and digestive systems. Core material is delivered through lectures, problem solving exercises and directed reading.
Laboratory practicals provide experience of selected techniques, experimental design and data analysis used in physiological experimental work. On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:demonstrate an understanding of fundamental physiological conceptsdemonstrate an understanding of the functioning of selected human physiological systems, and an appreciation of some of the experimental observations from which this knowledge is derivedbe able to write clear explanations of physiological mechanismsunderstand how to perform simple physiological experiments and clearly and accurately record, analyse and interpret experimental data demonstrate skills which will enhance employability