Two new clinical science courses open for applications

AECC University College launched two new courses this week, MSc Podiatry (pre-registration) and MSc dietetics (pre-registration). The courses are now officially open for applications for the January 2023 intake.

These pre-registration masters courses are the latest additions to the exciting postgraduate roster of clinical science course available at AECC University College. They offer an opportunity for graduates of health sciences and or similar backgrounds to gain the skills require to qualify and register as a professional Podiatrist, or Dietitian.

AECC University College is one of only a handful of Universities in the UK to be teaching these postgraduate courses. Those looking for a career in Podiatry or Dietetics will be pleased to know that they will be able to gain their masters while studying on the beautiful Bournemouth coast.

Applicants can come from a variety of health sciences backgrounds and will be able to to build on their previous experience and learning, in a health sciences specialist learning environment.

Philip Dewhurst from AECC University College said:

“We’re really excited to be able to offer pre-registration courses in podiatry and dietetics from January next year. From meeting with and listening to our local NHS stakeholders, we know there is a need for more podiatrists and dieticians and we have been working hard to design courses which will help meet this need.

“Both courses are great additions to AECC University College’s offering as a specialist in health sciences, and they really complement the clinical training which already thrives here on campus.”

The MSc Podiatry (pre-registration)

This 2-year course is designed to develop students’ clinical and scientific understanding of how the foot, ankle and leg can have an impact on patients’ health. Students will gain 1000+ hours of placement, learning under the expert guidance of the teaching staff at AECC UC and upon graduation students will be eligible to apply for registration as a podiatrist with the HCPC.

Visit the MSc Podiatry course page

Podiatrist assessing a patient's foot

The MSc Dietetics (pre-registration)

This 2-year course will equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to educate and guide patients to make good choices in their nutritional intake and help manage disease and promote recovery through their understanding of how diet affects the body. Students will gain 1000+ hours of placement, working with NHS trusts to develop as competent clinicians able to implement nutritional management plans to support their patients’ recovery. Upon graduation students will be eligible to apply for registration as dieticians with the HCPC.

Visit the MSc Dietetics course page

Dietician consulting with patient at a table about nutritional intake