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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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Individuals with different genetic make-up can respond differently towards the same food. Nutrigenomics is the science to understand how nutrients interact with human genes, with the ultimate goal of providing 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 applied in nutrigenomics that are useful for interpretation of the test results in relation to personalised nutrition. 
 
Hong Kong Dietitians Association (HKDA) and Hong Kong Nutrition Association (HKNA) members will be awarded CDE and CE points respectively upon completion of the course.
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Start To be advised
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 05 NOV 2019 (TUE)
Duration 3 years
Fee Total to be paid :
PgD in Human Nutrition $95,000 +
PgD Dietetics $157,000 +
MSc research project $35,000
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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Start 05 NOV 2019 (TUE)
Duration 2 years
Fee Total to be paid :
PgD in Human Nutrition $95,000 +
MSc research project $35,000
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 05 NOV 2019 (TUE)
Duration 2 years
Fee Total to be paid :
PgD in Human Nutrition $95,000 +
PgD Dietetics $157,000
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 05 NOV 2019 (TUE)
Duration 1 year
Fee PgDip in Human Nutrition - $95,000 (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 14 OCT 2019 (MON)
Duration 2 years
Fee Course fee: HK$132,000 (to be paid in 3 instalments)
The programme aims to introduce to students the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge to undertake fitness and exercise leadership responsibilities by being able to assess the individual or community requirements; and design and deliver the programmes and services in a safe, supportive and equitable manner.
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Start 28 AUG 2019 (WED)
Duration 2 years
Fee HK$24,500
This programme is designed to enable those who have an interest in nutrition to gain up-to-date knowledge and develop skills to achieve a healthy weight. This programme is also suitable for both nurses and allied health workers working with overweight or underweight patients and employees of fitness, health and beauty centres where clients wish to achieve ideal body weight.
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Start 04 SEP 2019 (WED)
Duration 5 months
Fee HK$7,900
This programme is designed to introduce human biochemistry and physiology to the students. This programme provides an in-depth knowledge of human biochemistry and physiology at degree level. Graduates from this programme will have acquired concepts of biochemistry and physiology which will allow them to embark onto a degree in nutritional sciences.
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Start 16 SEP 2019 (MON)
Duration 9 months
Fee $21,000 (whole certificate); $7,000 (module E only)
Application to Module E only is permitted to graduates from this certificate before 2009.