Short courses
Life & Physical Sciences

Introduction to Food & Nutrition

Food is complicated. We are bombarded with information about the fat and sugar content of food, its vitamins and minerals and the claimed benefits of new products. What does it all mean? This course reflects the range of skills and knowledge required byprofessionals in the very diverse food and nutrition sector.We introduce you to a variety of career opportunities including teaching, nutrition, food science, food safety and environmental health, and new product development, together with opportunities for further study in areas such as clinical nutrition and dietetics.

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Starts Monday 3 June, Mondays & Wednesdays for 4 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

Contact details

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What you study

Indicative content
Diet & Nutrition:
Essential components of a healthy diet
Sources of dietary components
Energy needs
Consequences of an inadequate diet
Evaluating diet

Food Science & Components:
Food Composition
Fats
Proteins
Carbohydrates
Minor components (minerals, vitamins etc.)
Sensory Evaluation

Food Safety:
Food Microbiology/ Food poisoning
Infectious disease control
Chemical contamination of food
Food spoilage
Preservation
Pest control
Food Safety Management

Public Health & Health Promotion:
Strategies and methodologies to protect and improve health.
Key methods used in the gathering of and analysing public health data.
Analyse topical influencing factors upon the health of individuals and communities.

How you are assessed

Entry requirements

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Starts Monday 3 June, Mondays & Wednesdays for 4 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

Contact details

Further information