“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas A. Edison
Do you have a strong interest in food, people, science and medicine? Interested to gain the knowledge and skills to help prevent and treat disease? Pursuing a higher education in the field of Dietetics might be right for you!
The translating of nutritional science and information on food into practical dietary advice are what Dietetics all about. It is targeted at the general public or in a clinical environment to create awareness on health and treat the various medical disorders present in today’s world. BSc Dietetics courses would involve topics such as Biochemistry, Human Physiology, Pathology and Clinical Medicine. BSc Dietetics undergraduate will be taught on how consumption of food and dietary requirements can be altered by illness. Students will learn to treat diseases via applying therapeutic diets. In addition, students will acquire the knowledge and skills to react to the varied needs of patients, families and carers different settings.
Upon graduating, a registered dietitian would have a diverse range of exciting career opportunities to venture including: Food & Pharmaceutical Industry, Freelance Dietetics, Government and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Media Conglomerates, Private and Public Health Care and Consultancy, Sport and Leisure Industry or Research and Academia sector.
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Institutions with Dietetics
There are currently no academic and professional courses for the training of dietitians in Singapore. However, there are a number of institutions in the world that offer outstanding Dietetic programmes acknowledged by Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association (SNDA). Listed below are several schools recognised for its Dietetic Programmes in the UK:
|University of Surrey||1st|
|University of Nottingham||5th|
|Leeds Beckett University||15th|
|Queen Margaret University||16th|
Source: The Complete University Guide Subject Table 2017 (Food Science)
Other recognised UK universities include Glasgow Caledonian University and The University of Ulster. For students interested in pursuing their studies in Australia, you may consider The University of Sydney or Flinders University, both recognised by SNDA.
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