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The Principles of Nutrition and Health (TRUR1073)
This module explores the key concepts and principles of nutrition within the context of biochemical processes. Students will have the opportunity to use dietary information to make recommendations to improve individual nutritional intake.
Anatomy and Physiology (TRUR1074)
The aim of this module is to give students an understanding of the structure and function of those systems in the human body that are of direct relevance to health and nutrition. Some consideration will also be given to the functioning of these organ systems.
Principles of Health Care (TRUR1075)
Students here will explore the general concept of health care in contemporary society, and examine the roles and practices of professional health care, particularly governance, codes of practice and safety. It will explore how nutrition and healthcare practice relates to these issues.
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles (TRUR1076)
The development of public learning and awareness of nutrition is vital within the concept of wellbeing within contemporary society. This module examines ways in which healthy living can be promoted and the use of educational techniques when dealing with clients.
Social Context of Health (TRUR1077)
This module develops an understanding of the wider context of health care including discrimination and social deprivation, class, poverty and the family. It introduces the concept of epidemiology in relation to social groups. It also develops an understanding of inclusive work practices.
Professional Practice 1 (TRUR1078)
Students will develop their own understanding of the range of health care practice and examine the roles of various health care professionals. It will explore the skills needed in these roles through analysis of practice, evidence and statistics, developing an understanding of evidence based health care. It will examine issues of multidisciplinary working in health work contexts.
Psychology of Nutrition (TRUR2073)
This module explores the links between psychological processes and wellbeing, and in this context looks at eating disorders and issues with a range of conditions. It also develops a critical awareness of the cultural portrayal of health and fitness, and the issues surrounding the concept of fitness.
Evidence Based Practice (TRUR2074)
This module develops an understanding of research approaches and methodologies, introducing an appreciation of evidence based practice within health. It explores the principles of data collection and analysis, the reliability and the methods of collecting data and issues of ethics and professionalism within research. It develops an understanding of epidemiology.
Diet, Fitness and Health (TRUR2075)
Combining nutritional, chemical and physiological understandings, this module investigates the interrelationship between nutrition, fitness and its consequence.
This module will provide students with the opportunity to develop an investigation of their own related to the programme. The topic must first be agreed with the module leader, with due reference to ethical and practical considerations, and for those wishing to prepare themselves for progression, with the appropriate programme leader(s).
Professional Practice 2 (TRUR2173)
Health Monitoring and Evaluation (TRUR2148)
Food Science and Technology (TRUR2149)
Fees, costs and funding
How to apply
Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.
For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree
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University of Plymouth open days
You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.
Studying with Truro and Penwith College
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