Master of Science in Nutrition and Healthy Ageing (Nutrition in Practice)
Entrance Year Sept 2024
Programme Code 15058
Stream Code NPF (Full-time)
Mode of Study Mixed Mode
Normal Duration 1 year
Fund Type Self-Financed
Credits Required for Graduation 30
Initial Registration Credits
6 for local students
12 for non-local students
HK$5,900 per credit for local and non-local students
Dr Christine Shi-ying Li
BSc, MSc, PhD, RNutr (UK)
- This is a specialism of the MSc in Nutrition and Healthy Ageing programme, with a greater focus on practical, higher English language requirements and fitness to practice policy that prepares students to apply for nutritionist registration.
- Early applications are strongly encouraged.
Aims and Characteristics
This programme aims to provide a unique, professionally oriented education opportunity for Bachelor's degree holders with relevant backgrounds, and to produce well-trained nutritionists capable of meeting the needs of the community, especially those of the elderly. The programme nurtures well-rounded and competitive graduates with excellent knowledge and skills. It includes a carefully designed curriculum, modern learning/teaching methodologies, multiple assessment tools, and workplace learning experiences, with the primary goal of contributing to the health and well-being of the ageing population.
Upon the successful completion of the programme, students should be able to
- use their professional skills and knowledge to provide nutrition services and assess the nutritional status of individuals, especially the elderly;
- provide nutrition counselling and education for individuals, groups and communities to optimise health and well-being, with an emphasis on healthy ageing, by applying specific principles of nutrition and communication strategies;
- understand the food chain and its impact on people’s food choices, as well as the role of nutrition and diet in healthy ageing;
- analyse and apply research methods in various nutrition and healthy ageing studies and settings; and
- demonstrate the critical thinking, communication and analytical skills required to identify and solve problems related to nutrition and healthy ageing.
Recognition and Prospects
The curriculum design is based on the requirements of the UK Association for Nutrition (AfN) for programme accreditation. Graduates have the opportunity to apply to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) to become Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) via portfolio.
Graduates enjoy excellent job prospects in public health and nutritional science, whether in health services, academia or the food and nutrition industry.
Students need to complete the following subjects:
|Food Preparation and Menu Planning
|Nutrition Education and Counselling
|Advanced Human Physiology and Anatomy
|Public Health Nutrition
|Nutrition and Health for Older Adults
|Research Methods & Data Analysis
To raise students' awareness of academic integrity, they are required to complete an Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity before graduation.