Public Health Nutrition Research Dissertation MED5181P

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

Students complete an independent research project in the area of Public Health Nutrition


The project takes place over the summer months.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses

MED5103P, MED5160P, MED5198P




Written project report - 70% (meets all ILOs) (word count specific to journal requirements)

Supervisor report, including assessment of professional behaviour - 20% 

Critical reflection of how project work has met AfN core competencies and standards - 5% (300-500 words)

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

The supervisor report cannot be re-assessed.


Students who do not achieve a C3 or above on first sitting have one opportunity to re-sit any or all assessment components except those noted above. Students who fail to meet the minimum D3 threshold of a component, even if the overall C3 has been achieved, will have one opportunity to re-sit that component to meet the requirements of accreditation with the exception of the supervisor report.

Course Aims

To provide students with the skills to be able to plan and execute an independent nutrition research project in the area of Public Health Nutrition and present and discuss its findings.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Critically design and execute a research project, including an evaluation of the literature, in the area of public health nutrition.

2. Organise and present research reports, critically discussing limitations contributions to current knowledge.

3. Plan and manage time effectively by prioritising tasks and meeting deadlines.

4. Critically reflect on which AfN core competencies and standards have been met by this piece of work.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

As per the Association for Nutrition accreditation requirements students must submit all assessment components and achieve a minimum grade of D3 in each component.