Occupational Therapy & Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Department of Occupational Therapy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists work with people who have physical, emotional or social problems and use a variety of activities to help them to reach their maximum level of independence and take control of their lives.

The mission of occupational therapy at GCU is to advance an understanding of the specific contribution of occupation in the promotion of health and well-being within individuals and communities. This is achieved through the delivery of high quality teaching, research and knowledge transfer involving clients, students, employers, voluntary agencies and the wider public sector. 

Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Nutritional science deals with the effect of the food we consume on our bodies, while dietetics applies the science of nutrition to the prevention and treatment of disease and the promotion of health.

Dietitians assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. They use up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, society, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

The team’s expertise in public health nutrition, clinical and community dietetics, health promotion and sports nutrition helps to inform our teaching on a wide range of modules across several programmes in nutrition and dietetics.

Glasgow Caledonian University has a long track record in nutrition and dietetics education, with the longest running Dietetics programme in the UK, and an excellent reputation within the profession for the high calibre of our graduates. This is achieved by top quality teaching (as evidenced by NSS data) alongside the development of independent learning skills in the students to allow them to reach their full potential. 

Our newly refurbished nutrition kitchen laboratory provides an excellent teaching facility for students to develop practical skills. Many specialist topics are taught by currently practising dietitians and nutritionists who are invited to the university to share their expertise with the students.

Degree courses

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  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics
    Learn the science of nutrition and metabolism in the prevention and treatment of disease at degree level. You can become a dietitian in the health or sports sector and enjoy helping others and identifying links and connections.
  • Occupational Therapy

    • 2021/22
    • BSc (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • HCPC
    • RCOT
    Award:
    • BSc (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics
    Accreditations:
    • HCPC
    • RCOT
    Choose from careers within the statutory health and social care sector, private practice and voluntary sectors. Take existing skills in health and social care and apply them to occupational therapy.
  • Occupational Therapy (pre-registration)

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • HCPC
    • RCOT
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Jan 2022
    Subject:
    • Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics
    Accreditations:
    • HCPC
    • RCOT
    Occupational therapists are health professionals who assist people of all ages who experience difficulties and challenges due to physical and/or mental ill health, disability or ageing. Choose from careers within the statutory health and social care
Courses 1 - 3 of 3

Meet the department

Our teaching and support staff are here to help (see below).

For Course and programme enquiries: T: +44 (0)141 331 8630 / E: studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy, and Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Fiona joined the Occupational Therapy team at GCU as a lecturer in 2014. Within the Department of Occupational Therapy, Human Nutrition and Dietetics Fiona is the Common Good lead and Academic Disability Coordinator.

Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Department of Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Marian is a Lecturer in Human Nutrition & Dietetics and Programme Lead for the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics programme. She is a Registered Dietitian, has a MSc in Allergy and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy, and Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Emma joined Glasgow Caledonian University in 2015 as a lecturer in occupational therapy. Emma is the Learning Teaching Advisor for the Department of Occupational Therapy, Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Lecturer in Dietetics
Department of Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Since 2007 Emma has been a lecturer in Nutrition & Dietetics with expertise in clinical Dietetics, Health Promotion and school aged children, anthropometry and energy expenditure.

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy, and Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Anita joined the teaching team from a varied background in occupational therapy, having worked in policy and leadership roles, as well as lecturing in occupational therapy in both Australia and the UK.