Lisa describes what it's like to be a student at Surrey and how studying for a Masters changed the direction of her career.
"I qualified as a pharmacist in 1995 and initially practised community pharmacy before becoming a primary care pharmacist advising GPs on prescribing in Surrey. I have always had a keen interest in modifiable risk factors for disease, especially diet.
"I have found the course to be both stimulating and challenging. The national and international speakers are experts in their field, and give highly engaging and cutting edge lectures.
The diversity of healthcare backgrounds amongst students (who include dietitians, doctors, nurses, nutritional therapists and pharmacists) makes for interesting discussions both in and out of lectures.
"Whilst it is hard work juggling lectures and essays around my family and work life, the course is so enjoyable that it is worth the effort.
"My own experience is that pharmacists are often strong advocates of ‘prevention is better than cure’ and the course is giving me a solid scientific basis upon which to make future recommendations for the use of nutrition to both prevent and treat disease.
"As a result of studying Nutritional Medicine, my career has changed direction and I now work as a consultant pharmacist and medical writer. This includes writing articles about nutrition for pharmacy publications."