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CIE Level 5 Diploma in Health Diet and Nutritional Studies

Course code: OLL322

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Do you have an interest in our health, diet and nutrition? Maybe you want to pursue a career in a rapidly growing industry? Then with this course you can build on your skills and knowledge and be one step closer in achieving your dream job.

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand how to use information, communication and technology ICT in the study of Health, Diet and Nutritional Studies
  • Explore health and well-being and how it is important to look after yourself
  • Explain the disease processes
  • Learn informal and formal ways to promote health
  • Develop a clear understanding of anatomy and physiology in health and disease
  • Understand the body chemistry and organisation
  • Explore the terminology pathology, immunology and epidemiology
  • Investigate the digestion, nutrition and the psychology of appetite
  • Understand the science of nutrition
  • Explain chemical bonds in terms of energy and nutrition
  • Explore how weight loss, dieting and weight gain can have positive and negative effects
  • Learn how to handle foods in terms of safety
  • Understand how to treat ailments and illnesses through nutrition
  • Explain how dieting works best
  • Look at eating disorders and nutrition for special populations

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace.

You will receive all of the course material through an online eLearning portal, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 50,000 students that have already done so.

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Course Content
Unit 1: Using ICT in Health, Diet and Nutritional Studies
  • Types of ICT skills
  • Research techniques
  • Portfolio skills
  • Self-reflection
  • Tools and strategies
  • 4 Principles of self-assessment
  • Reflective writing
Unit 2: Understanding health and wellbeing
  • Human patterns of behaviour
  • Communities
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Social Class
  • Psychological aspects
  • Diets
  • Physical inactivity
  • Smoking
Unit 3: Understanding disease processes
  • Disease
  • Diagnosis
  • Gathering data
  • The medical model
Unit 4: Promoting health
  • Maintaining a positive status
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Research
  • Behavioural concepts
  • Psychological approaches
Unit 5: Anatomy and physiology in health and disease part 1
  • Internal environment
  • Blood
  • The cardiovascular system
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Central nervous system
  • The haemoglobin molecule
Unit 6: Anatomy and physiology in health and disease part 2
  • The endocrine system
  • Glands
  • Hormones
  • Endocrine system
  • Skin
  • Chromosomes
  • The reproductive system
  • The urinary system
  • The special senses
Unit 7: Body chemistry and organisation
  • Atoms
  • Neutrons
  • Mass
  • Biological diversity
  • Homeostasis
  • Efficient cellular function
Unit 8: Pathology, immunology and epidemiology
  • Pathology
  • Cells
  • Immunity
  • Bacteria and viruses
Unit 9: Digestion, nutrition and the psychology of appetite
  • Food
  • Water
  • Digestives system
  • Seeing, smelling and tasting
  • Chemical bonds
Unit 10: The science of nutrition
  • Nutrients
  • Fats
  • Food Groups
  • Varied and balanced diet
  • Micronutrients
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Antioxidants
Unit 11: Energy and nutrition
  • Chemical bonds
  • The basal metabolic rate
  • The Food Guide Pyramid
  • My Pyramid Plan
  • Thermic effect of food
  • Harris Benedict Equation
Unit 12: Weight loss, dieting and weight gain
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Long- term weight management
  • Stress
  • Vegetarian diets
  • Pregnancy
  • Diabetes
Unit 13: Food safety
  • Food poisoning
  • Handling food
  • Food preparation
  • Cooking practices are relevant
  • Preserving food
  • Microorganisms
  • E Numbers
Unit 14: Treating ailments and illnesses through nutrition
  • Relieve symptoms
  • Food Groups
  • Skin Conditions
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Oxygen
  • Vitamin C
  • Kidney
  • Heart
Unit 15: Diets and dieting
  • Detoxification
  • Avoiding stressful situations
  • Bacteria and viruses
Unit 16: Eating disorders and nutrition for special populations
  • Fear of gaining weight
  • Distorted body image
  • Calorie intake
  • Stress
  • Pregnancy
Other Information

You are required to create an ePortfolio. After each unit you will have to send your work by email to your tutor. This means you are assessed on 16 tutor marked assessments. You will also have to take part in self-assessment activities, do your own independent research and conduct your own reflective journal.

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete this course. The approximate learning time for each unit is 60 hours.

Study Method

This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received online. You will also get tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

Successful students will achieve a CIE Level 5 Diploma in Health, Diet and Nutritional Studies.

This course is awarded by CIE. CIE (Centre for Interactive Education) is an innovative awarding organisation in the UK. Their courses are known to allow learners to study in an interactive and effective way and in a time-efficient manner without compromising the quality of learning.

This course is thoroughly checked to ensure the best practice of quality assurance.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.


Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

All students must be 17 years of age and above. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or an A level standard course (or equivalent) before enrolling on this Level 5 qualification.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have 2 years to complete this course. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work by email to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your CIE Level 5 Diploma in Health, Diet and Nutritional Studies.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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