Active Blended Learning
Our BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine is a part-time course, delivered by Active Blended Learning (ABL). As most of our students are mature students, with a variety of professional and family commitments, ABL offers flexible study options that are not provided by the traditional face-to-face provision.
All teaching and materials is available online, including real-time teaching and support sessions, and is recorded for students to access throughout the programme of study. Online teaching sessions are designed to fit outside traditional working hours on weekday evenings and weekends.
We combine live teaching with online activities which can be undertaken at any time and place – allowing you to take control of your learning.
Our flexible learning strategy aligns with the University of Northampton’s pioneering blended approach and has been practised by BCNH for a number of years. As a result, we have been able to adapt our methods quickly during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, minimising disruption to students.
Our active blended learning approach provides you with a variety of opportunities to interact with other students, via small group taught sessions, formal and informal ‘coffee-break’ webinars, discussion forums and email groups with your peers.
Your Personal Tutor will be available via video-conferencing to support you throughout your studies, providing both academic and pastoral guidance. In addition to the local support provided by BCNH, BSc students can also access the University of Northampton’s Library and Learning Services, Information Technology Services, and Student Services, providing a supportive student experience.
Extended Study Period / Study Break
As a part-time course, students on the BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine will complete 80 credits per academic year. However, we recognise that personal circumstances can change significantly and without warning.
If your personal circumstances are such that they cause severe disruption to your studies, it is possible to extend your studies (completing fewer credits per academic year) and/or take a Study Break. The BCNH team can advise you of your options and refer you to specialist academic advisers at the University of Northampton if necessary. The maximum time for completion of the programme is 9 years.
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