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DT223
Human Nutrition and Dietetics

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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Students on this programme are registered in DIT and TCD. The programme is designed to provide an integrated training in the science of nutrition and dietetics and its applications to human health and wellbeing both at the individual and community level.

Nutrition is a branch of science devoted to the study of nutrients. It spans a broad-ranging area, overlapping with many other disciplines including biochemistry, physiology, cell biology, dietetics, medicine, communications and public health.

The broad aim of this undergraduate programme is to produce graduates who are competent to practice at entry level as a dietitian or public health nutritionist or to work as a nutrition expert in the industrial and/or private sector.

Practice placements are a compulsory element of the programme. These placements are divided into three blocks, one at the end of each of the first three years and are undertaken throughout the country.

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Clinical Nutrition (hospital and community dietetics)
Public Health Nutrition
Nutrition Industry (product development, marketing, consumer information)
Education (second or third level)
Research (public or private sector)

The joint DIT/TCD BSc programme in human nutrition & dietetics is the only such degree programme in the Republic of Ireland.

Graduates are well placed to obtain employment in the public or private sectors as dietitians (or clinical nutritionists) in the hospitals or community care areas of Ireland or the UK.

 



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