Nutrition represents the provision of necessary material to the cells and organisms in order to survive. Nutrition of the human beings is constituted by the food and drinks we ingest.
The field of nutrition and dietetics specializes in understanding the effects of alimentation on the human body. Food is necessary for us to survive, but since food is also a human pleasure, an art and an industry, food can also harm us. By regulating our food ingestion we can prevent certain unhealthy developments of the body, or we can remedy them if they happened already. Nutritionists can advise a person on what and how to eat and drink to become or maintain healthy. This area is much more complex than it first seems since, the diet one should adopt is not standard, but has to be customized for each person according to his/her state of health, previous or existing conditions, necessities or requirements.
Nutrition and dietetics is the science that helps us when we want to lose weight, improve our athletic capabilities, go through physical transformation or undergo surgical procedures. This discipline is closely related to medicine, physiology and chemistry.
The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.
The MProf Food & Drink Innovation (Packaging & Sustainability) offers a unique postgraduate experience, specifically designed in discussion with industry bodies (Scotland Food & Drink, Skills Development Scotland, Interface Food & Drink). As postgraduate students, highly talented individuals will work in mixed-discipline teams to develop innovative food and drink packaging and sustainable solutions.
Washington State University’s Food Science and Management master’s degree combines WSU’s world-renowned food-science graduate program with business courses in executive management.
The master will be oriented towards contemporary and historical meanings and expressions of food through the study of food production, processing and consumption. Both ‘main stream’ and ‘alternative food networks’ gastronomy and nutritional aspects and meanings of food will be presented and elaborated with innovation and sustainability as two common key words.
The programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals and practitioners in a range of sectors. The programme combines theoretical studies and practical elements, which can be applied in the modern food and nutrition environment.
The Public Health and Health Promotion MSc is intended for all those interested in promoting health and well-being. The course is intended for all those interested in promoting health and well being. It includes core modules on: Research methods; Health Economics; Social and Behavioural Sciences; Epidemiology. These modules are taken together with the two other MSc courses to promote inter-professional learning.
The MSc in “Sustainable Food Technology and Management” aims at training managers according to the current needs of the food companies settled in developing countries or willing to develop their business with these countries.
The MSc course allows honours graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Co-operative Organisation, Food Marketing and Rural Development to specialise, through research, in their chosen area of interest. Every attempt is made to match your interests with an identified research need, enabling you to make a social contribution as well as meeting the academic requirements.
Help tackle the big three public health issues of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by becoming an expert in food and nutrition. We'll provide you with a solid understanding of the current issues, giving you the opportunity to make a positive difference in a variety of settings around the world. Whether it's looking at how lifestyle affects food and nutrition, the vested interests of the food industry, or the role of food and nutrition in disease, we'll show you how to use what you learn in whichever area you choose to specialise.
This programme provides a first step in research training for health professionals currently working in clinical areas who want to develop a health related research component to their career. Guided by a supervision team you will undertake a research project and gain confidence in using research methods, project management, and research governance. There is an opportunity to work alongside existing research staff on established research projects. In Nursing and Midwifery we are particularly interested in supporting applicants who wish to research palliative and end of life care across the life span, and in various healthcare settings.
The programme has a dedicated team of eLearning technologists to help support you throughout your studies and resolve any issues you might have on a one-to-one basis.
The field of nutritional epidemiology and public health aims at elucidating the relationships between dietary intake, nutritional status and health outcomes. We train future epidemiologists in observational and intervention studies, with the aim to generate evidence for preventing disease and promoting health.