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Applied Science Discipline

Higher Diploma in Applied Nutritional Studies

Programme code AS114208

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2018. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2019/20 will be announced in late November 2018.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Kwai Chung)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  4. This programme is only applicable to applicants with HKDSE Chinese Language qualifications.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to provide professional knowledge, practical training and management skills in the area of nutrition and health food industry. It nurtures students to pursue a career in the nutrition and health related field and further study to become a registered dietitian. It covers a spectrum of modules including nutritional assessment and therapy, public health education and promotion, menu planning and healthy foodservice management, health food products development and Chinese food therapy. The programme is suitable for students who have enthusiasm in promoting healthy eating concept to improve human health.
 
This programme is also designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates can be employed as nutritionist / dietitian assistants, nutritionist trainees, health advisors, health promotion instructors and patient care assistants in nutrition, health promotion, health food products and foodservice settings, such as medical groups, community health and nutrition centers, health food companies and catering groups.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes :
  1. Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics offered by Queensland University of Technology, Australia;
  2. Bachelor of Nutrition Science offered by Queensland University of Technology, Australia;
  3. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Human Nutrition offered by the University of Ulster, United Kingdom;
  4. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food and Nutrition offered by the University of Ulster, United Kingdom;
  5. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition# offered by University of Northumbria at Newcastle; and
  6. Bachelor of Science (Hons) Public Health Studies# offered by Coventry University, United Kingdom.

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
Hong Kong Food Science and Technology Association Limited:
  1. Students can apply for Student Membership;
  2. Graduates are eligible to apply for Full Membership.
Notes
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.