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Dietetics, Food & Nutrition

Public awareness of the importance of nutrition and health has increased the demand for quality education in food and nutrition. Since 1995, the Dietetics, Food and Nutrition area has offered quality education in food and nutritional sciences to those with a personal or professional interest in the field.

We provide an extensive articulation network of programmes for students who wish to study part-time, from short courses, certificates, and diplomas to degree (Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Food and Nutrition) and Master levels (MSc/PgD in Human Nutrition / Dietetics).

Our flagship programme, the Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics, is the only local programme that trains students to be dietitians. Graduates are qualified for employment as dietitians in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Department of Health and the Hospital Authority. In addition, graduates are eligible to apply for registration as dietitians with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council, UK).

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The different genetic make-up of individuals may affect the efficiency of digestion, absorption and utilisation of certain nutrients. As a result, different persons show different responses to the same food. Nutrigenomics is the science to understand the interaction between nutrients and human genes. The ultimate goal of nutrigenomics is to provide personalised nutrition advice according to one’s own genes.
 
This course aims to equip students with the knowledge of genetics and the cutting-edge technologies to understand how diet interacts with our genes, so as to be able to interpret the test results for personalised nutrition advice.
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Start 09 JAN 2019 (WED)
Duration 3 months
Fee HK$5880
In association with the Ulster University, U.K., HKU SPACE offers the Master of Science (MSc) in Dietetics. The programme is offered on a part-time basis (except for the clinical placement) which falls in line with the school’s mission in delivering flexible programmes which meet the needs of potential students and the community.

Holders of the MSc in Dietetics fulfill the criteria for employment as dietitians by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK.
Reference no. of exempted courses under NLHPE: 450321
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Start To be advised
Duration 3 years
Fee To be confirmed.
Ulster University, UK
In association with the Ulster University, UK, HKU SPACE offers a programme leading to the award of Master of Science (MSc) in Human Nutrition. The MSc in Human Nutrition programme is offered on a part-time basis which falls in line with the school’s mission in delivering flexible programmes which meet the needs of potential students and the community.

Reference no. of exempted under NLHPE: 450320
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Duration 2 years
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PgDip in Human Nutrition - to be advised (2 instalments)
MSc Project - to be advised
The management of food safety is an increasingly high profile and complex issue. The safety of food is paramount to the health and well-being of consumers and the economic viability of industries involved in the food chain. Government officials regulating food safety, and industry representatives operating within legal and quality standards frameworks, require specialized knowledge and skills to help them identify and effectively manage risks. In response to this, the Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK and the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) collaborate to deliver this Outreach Franchise MSc in Food Safety Management.
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Start To be advised
Duration 2.5 years
Fee $130,000 payable by three instalments
First instalment: HKD60,000; (Subject to review)
Second instalment: $60,000; (Subject to review)
Final instalment: $10,000 (for Research Project) (Subject to review)
In association with the Ulster University, U.K., HKU SPACE offers the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Dietetics. The programme is offered on a part-time basis (except for the clinical placement) which falls in line with the school’s mission in delivering flexible programmes which meet the needs of potential students and the community.

Holders of the MSc in Dietetics fulfill the criteria for employment as dietitians by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a dietitian with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK.
Reference no. of exempted courses under NLHPE: 450321
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Start To be advised
Duration 2 years
Fee To be confirmed
Ulster University, UK
In association with the Ulster University, UK, HKU SPACE offers a programme leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Human Nutrition. The PgD in Human Nutrition programme is offered on a part-time basis which falls in line with the school’s mission in delivering flexible programmes which meet the needs of potential students and the community.

​Reference no. of exempted under NLHPE: 450320
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Start To be advised
Duration 1 year
Fee PgDip in Human Nutrition - to be advised (2 instalments)
Ulster University, UK
This programme offers the opportunity for sub degree graduates or equivalent to pursue a BSc (Honours) degree in Food and Nutrition and develop a career in food and nutritional area.
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Start To be advised
Duration 2 years
Fee Course fee: HK$132,000 (to be paid in 3 instalments)
This programme aims to provide students with the knowledge in childhood and adolescent nutrition. This programme has a number of articulation routes to degree level courses in nutrition and provides an opportunity for those who are interested in nutrition to build and develop their nutrition knowledge. It also serves as a continuing professional development for those who are working with or plan to work with children and adolescents such as nurses, teachers, health professionals, school lunch providers.
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Start 08 JAN 2019 (TUE)
Duration 4 months
Fee HK$15,800
This programme is designed to provide students with the knowledge of basic nutrition principles and their application. The impact of food-borne microorganisms in relation to health and disease will also be discussed.
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Start 15 JAN 2019 (TUE)
Duration 4 months
Fee HK$15,800
The aim of this programme is to provide students with an understanding and basic knowledge of nutrition that will better equip them to assist clients to optimize their sporting and exercise performance through good nutrition. All students will initially enrol on the Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition programme and upon successful completion may enrol onto the Advanced Diploma in Sport and Exercise Nutrition programme.
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Start 28 JAN 2019 (MON)
Duration 10 months
Fee HK$14,800 (Cert level – Mod A, B, C) plus HK$14,300 (Dip level - Mod D & E)
HK$10,500 (Cert level with Mod A exemption) plus HK$14,300 (Dip level -Mod D & E)