Books marked * may be available as an e-book to Plymouth students. Please wait until you arrive at University to check availability before purchasing.
Some bookshops do offer a discount on course books upon production of a letter confirming a place on the course, or a University ID card once you’ve enrolled.
Please clarify with the individual bookshop before you purchase. You may also want to try amazon.co.uk
or other online sources, as these are often very competitive. Sometimes Dietetics volumes are available at auction on ebay
, but watch out for edition.
The following book is essential but can be accessed on line so no need to purchase:
- The Stationery Office (TSO, 1991) Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom. Twelfth impression. TSO, London. ISBN 011 3213972.
There are several books produced in The Nutrition Society Textbook Series, including Introduction to Human Nutrition, Nutrition & Metabolism, Clinical Nutrition, Public Health Nutrition.
These texts are used in the different stages of the programme, copies are available in the library, there are worth looking at to get a flavour of the programme curriculum.
Reading for the module Psychosocial Issues in Health Care:
We have received feedback from students that they would have valued the opportunity to do some advance reading for this module. We therefore offer some suggestions below. Note that we will not assume that you have read in advance, but it might be helpful to you, if you do.
Reading for Sociology:
- Earle, S., et al (eds) (2016) Sociology for Nurses, Polity Press, Cambridge.
This will provide a basic introduction to the Sociology of health and illness. Second-hand editions are currently available from Amazon
and this would give you sufficient background reading over the summer if desired.
Reading for Psychology:
- Walker, J., Payne, S., Smith, P. Jarrett, N. (2007) Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions 3rd Edition Milton Keynes: The Open University Press.
[This well focused text book contains much of what you will need for the psychology element of the module. Note the ideas within it are equally well applied to health related professions other than nursing].
This book may be available as an e-book to Plymouth students. Please wait until you arrive at University to check availability before purchasing.