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Is there anyone on this forum who is a Dietetics student or anyone considering studying Dietetics??
I'd just like some information about the demands of the Dietetics degree, clinical experience, entry requirements to get onto the course etc.

Thanks very much,

Lottie.
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Is there anyone on this forum who is a Dietetics student or anyone considering studying Dietetics??
I'd just like some information about the demands of the Dietetics degree, clinical experience, entry requirements to get onto the course etc.

Thanks very much,

Lottie.
for entry requirements look at the ucas website and use the course search function
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Is there anyone on this forum who is a Dietetics student or anyone considering studying Dietetics??
I'd just like some information about the demands of the Dietetics degree, clinical experience, entry requirements to get onto the course etc.

Thanks very much,

Lottie.
Hiya!
I want to do a dietetics degree!! well i have offers to study Nutrition at uni for 2006 but i really want to go to Plymouth to study Dietetics but i do not have biology or chemistry A-level. I am currently doing some open University courses and have spoken to admissions tutors who said that this will count as my A-level biology and im now looking around for some distance chemistry courses to do.

How about you?

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Hi Kerry,

So you have offers to study Nutrition in 2006? - How did you get these if you do not have A-levels in Bio and Chem?

Which OU courses are you studying and which unis are willing to accept them in place of A-levels, for entry to a Dietetics degree? Have you done work experience shadowing a Dietician?
Questions, questions!!!

I'm thinking of applying for the 4 year degree in Dietetics next year, for entry in 2007. I'm studying with the OU too. I've done 2 science short courses and I'm doing S103: Discovering Science at the moment. I'm going to start another OU course in Jan, but I can't decide which one. Its either going to be S205:The Molecular World or SD226:Biological Psychology, Exploring the Brain.
S205 is equivalent to A-level Chemistry, so it would be useful to have, but I think SD226 would be really interesting. I wanted to do Human Biology (SK277) but I missed the last start date (Nov) so I'll have to wait until Nov 06 to study it!

Its really good to hear from someone else interested in Dietetics. This forum seems to be full of prospective physios and nurses!!




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Hiya Lottie,

So are you on a Gap year/ Mature student? Im on agapy year. its so fab that someone else wants to study Dietetics as everyone else wants to do physio or nursing like you said.

Well i really dont know how i managed to get offers for Nutrition without chemistry or biology A-levels, i do have food & Nutrition.

well i havent done any work experience, i tried but all the hospitals in my area etc are not offering work experience unless you are on the degree, what about you?

Well the courses with the open university that i was told cater for the biology entry requirements are :-
Understanding Human Nutrition (SK183)
Maths for science (S151)
Human Genetics & health issues (SK195)
Diabetes care (SK120)

Well as i really want to do Dietetics not Nutrition i am going to see if any places come up in ucas extra or clearing. The discovering science course looks good but if i start in january it does not finish until October, are you enjoying it?
I was going to do the exploring the brain course but decided against it as i really need chemistry so the Molecular course would be ideal.

Well keep me updated and private message me if you want. do you have msn? its so great finding someone that wants to do dietetics.

Kerry
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Hi Kerry,

I'm 23. I'm regarded by universities as being a 'mature' student, although I still feel pretty young!

Unfortunately, I don’t think you can get onto a Dietetics course through clearing. I think this is because you have to attend an interview before being offered a place and since healthcare courses are so competitive all the places are taken by students who were offered a place after interview.

I am very much undecided between a career in Dietetics, Pharmacy or Medicine. But, I'm leaning towards Dietetics!
As I said before, I'm currently doing S103 and I need to choose another course to start in January. - I would use these OU qualifications to get onto a Dietetics degree. I'm not too keen on doing S205:the Molecular World, becuase it covers all 3 branches of Chemsitry and does not specialise in Organic, which I think would be most relevant to Dietetics. I'm trying to find out if the OU are going to introduce another Chemistry course sometime next year.

I assume that you do not have any science A-levels at all??
I think it would probably be a good idea for you to do S103 since it covers bio, chem, phys and maths and would give you a good foundation in science.


Exactly which unis offering the 4-yr Dietetics degree, did you contact?
And what precisely did they say about the OU courses? Did they say that those four science courses would only act in lieu of A-level Biology or would they cover A-level Chemistry aswell?


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Hiya.
Yes you can get onto Dietetics courses through clearing as Plymouth had some places last year.

I am thinking of doing S013, what do you think of this course? have you enjoyed it?

I spoke to Leeds met yesterday about the Dietetics course and they said with the courses that i have mentioned and S103 would fill the entry criteria and work experience but i just cant seem to get in any hospitals. have you dne any work experience?

Kerry

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Hi Kerry,

Thats good - if you can get onto a Dietetics course at Plymouth, through Clearing.

I haven't done any work experience yet. It seems strange that you can't get any work experience in local hospitals - did they give you a reason??
Have you tried GPs surgeries? - They may have deiticians visiting.

With regards to S103 - Its a broad based science course, so theres chemistry, biology, physics, earth sciences and maths. I started it at the beginning of October and it finishes in June 2006. Its divided into 10 blocks, I think. Theres a Tutor marked assesment at the end of each block. To be honest, some parts interest me much more than others - I find geology and physics VERY boring! I'm doing some Biology at the moment, which includes genetics - I'm enjoying this.

Are you studying the other 4 OU courses at the moment? What are they like?


Keep in touch.

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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a book that goes along with the course Nutrition/Dietetics. I am studying in September, but I would like to see exactly what its about etc.

Thanks =)
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Hiya,
There is a good website that i found for dietetics and it is www.dietetics.co.uk and there are books people have recommended on there.
Where are you studying Nutrition/Dietetics? what A-levels did you do?
Im going to try and get on a dietetics course through ucas extra as i have been accepted for Nutrition at 6 unis but i would rather get onto a Dietetics degree.

Best of Luck
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My friend does dietetics at Hertfordshire, she got CCD at Alevel (Bio, chem and literature respectively)
Other entry requirements for her ranged from DDC-CCC
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Hiya,
Does your friend enjoy her dietetics course? is it possible to find out if most people on her course have A-level chemistry?

Thanks
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I didn't know the uni of Hertfordshire offered Dietetics.
- Do you know if her course includes dietetics placements to enable her to become state registered?


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hiya im applying for masters of nutrition at nottingham september 2006 and ive been told that with my A levels and my two open uni courses that it should be able to get me in,

i have taken S103 discovering science and really enjoyed it, it was hard work but good fun, and im now taking SK183 Understanding Human Nutrition and enjoying that aswell ,

im hoping to get some sort of shadowing experience to help me get in also - ive been told that nottingham is quite tough to get into But its closest for me and with being 22 i now have other commitments that i dont want to move and leave behind

Im glad that there are other people that have secured a place with open uni courses - it makes me think i have better chance of getting accepted :p:

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HIya,
My first choice is to do Nutrition/Dietetics at Surrey, Guildford. Its a great place. Ive got an interview in March! Is the course really hard and full of work?? Im doing Biology, Chemistry and Psychology A Levels at the moment. On A2 at the moment. Thanks for that website, its really helpful
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Hiya,
Best of luck with your interview, u will have to let us know how it does.

Kerry
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My friend does dietetics at Hertfordshire, she got CCD at Alevel (Bio, chem and literature respectively)
Other entry requirements for her ranged from DDC-CCC

!!! That's quite shocking because I understood Dietetics to require at least 2 Bs in A' Level Biology and Chemistry. Wow.
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Thanks for the website! Its looks really interesting.

I have currently got two offers (one from Plymouth and the other from UWIC) to study Dietetics starting this September. Both of these were given without an interview, or work experience!

I have tried to get work experience, but to no avail. However, I did do some work experience in a doctor's surgery and have also done voluntary work which I think aided my application.
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I have accessed Dietetics degree at London Metropolitan Uni in 2004 through clearing. and enjoyed the course a lot. all things are possible if you believe and go for it
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