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Life & Health Sciences Dietetics, Food & Nutrition

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. 
 
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Start 04 AUG 2021 (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 Total to be paid :
PgD in Human Nutrition To be confirmed +
PgD Dietetics To be confirmed +
MSc research project $35,000
Ulster University, United Kingdom
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 To be advised
Duration 2 years
Fee Total to be paid :
PgD in Human Nutrition To be confirmed +
MSc research project $35,000
Ulster University, United Kingdom
In association with Ulster University, U.K., HKU SPACE offers a programme leading to the awards of Master of Science (MSc) in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. The programme is offered on a part-time basis with online teaching which falls in line with the School’s mission in delivering flexible programmes which meet the needs of potential students and the community. 
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Start To be advised
Duration 2 years
Fee Application fee: HK$300 (non-refundable)
Course fee: HK$108,000 (to be paid in 2 installments)
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 Total to be paid :
PgD in Human Nutrition To be confirmed +
PgD Dietetics To be confirmed
Ulster University, United Kingdom
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 confirmed (2 instalments)
Ulster University, United Kingdom
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 11 OCT 2021 (MON)
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 the areas of clinical nutrition and health promotion. 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 provides continuing professional development for professionals such as nurses, teachers, health professionals and those working in the nutrition and food industry.
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Start 06 JUL 2021 (TUE)
Duration 4 months
Fee HK$16,800
The programme aims to equip students with essential health care knowledge and nursing skills in carrying out the caregiver’s roles in community care settings. It addresses preventive care, shared care by multidisciplinary teams, patient empowerment and the use of technology in health care delivery. It also applies the integration of care with respect to the emphasis of responsibility, point of care and individuals’ experience.
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Start 10 JUL 2021 (SAT)
Duration 15 months
Fee HK$37,680
This programme is designed for individuals, who are involved in sport and exercise activities, to acquire an in-depth knowledge in nutrition so as to optimize their physical performance. It is also a continuing professional development course for doctors specializing in sport medicine, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, physical education and sports teachers and may serve as continuing education for other interested individuals e.g. professional athletes.
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Start 12 JUL 2021 (MON)
Duration 6 months
Fee $15,800 / $11,500 (Advanced Certificate with Module 1 exemption)