You can choose from three awards with full and part-time options:
Exit award postgraduate certificate – to achieve a postgraduate certificate, you will need to earn 60 credits. This must include the core module ‘Applying Evidence to Practice’ (20 credits) and the pathway-specific module ‘Dietetic Practice: Supported Study’ (20 credits), with the remaining 20 credits coming from an optional module of your choice. Please refer to the below programme specification for further information on modules to be studied.
Exit award postgraduate diploma – to achieve a postgraduate diploma, you will need to earn 120 credits. This will include the 60 credits achieved at postgraduate certificate level plus the core module ‘Project Design for Research’ (20 credits) and two optional modules of your own choice (2 x 20 credits). Please refer to the below programme specification for further information on modules to be studied.
Exit award master of science – for a full master degree, you will need to earn a total of 180 credits. Following achievement of 120 credits at postgraduate diploma level, you will complete the ‘Research Dissertation’ module (60 credits) to total 180 credits. Please refer to the below programme specification for further information on modules to be studied.
Note: Core module,
ADV702 – Applying evidence to practice, can be taken as a taught module or via
distance learning. Please visit the module webpage for further information.
For further information on the modules that make up this
programme please visit MSc
Advanced Professional Practice module information.
Full time or international students will be supported
to choose optional modules with non-clinical assignments.
Examples of the optional modules
ADV735 Advancing the management of long-term conditions
ADV741 Nutrition and dietetics in infancy and childhood
ADV742 Nutrition and dietetics in common paediatric
ADV758 Supporting the needs of the frail older person
ADV759 International perspectives and practice requirements for health and
social care practitioners
ADV762 Recognition and reduction of risk to the lower limb
in the patient with diabetes
ADV763 Facilitating collaborative patient management and flow
ADV764 Leading professionals; Managing aspirations for self and others
ADV765 The ageing person: Society, body and mind
ADV702 Applying Evidence to Practice
Focusing on the application of evidence based practice (EBP) to professional practice; you’ll learn how to use research to guide best practice. You will also identify a question relevant to your area of practice, review and critique the literature in this area, and plan and evaluate any necessary change to professional practice.
ADV715 Project Design for Research
You’ll explore methodology and methods relevant to the development of a research project and by the end of the module you’ll formulate a research proposal. You’ll learn how to define and refine a research question, select and appraise methodology, address ethical considerations, and select and appraise data collection and analysis techniques.
ADV716 Research Dissertation
You’ll complete your dissertation as part of your Advanced Professional Practice Masters programme under supervision from the module team and a named dissertation supervisor.
ADV749 Dietetic Practice: Supported Study
This module is specifically designed to enable students to develop their own professional practice by undertaking and reflecting on learning and experience gained through a period of supported independent study related to agreed learning objectives.