This programme's provides an approach to nutrition and health science provides students with a greater understanding of the integration of these elements and the vital role of nutrition in public health and health promotion initiatives. Core studies include nutrition, food science, nutrition throughout the lifecycle and in health and disease. These are complimented by the behavioural sciences, health policy, research methods, epidemiology and new developments in health in the areas of biotechnology and microbiology are included. In this programme, principles related to the primary healthcare service, strategies and methods for promotion and evaluation of health are also explored and evaluated.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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Number of Reserved Places: 2 places
This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Career Opportunities: This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work in nutrition communication, public health, the health sector, health promotion, research, food industry and organisational bodies. Completion of the BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health Science does not qualify the graduate to practice as a Dietitian. However, on completion of the BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Health Science Degree, students can undertake postgraduate studies to obtain their dietetic qualification. In addition, many graduates go on to complete MSc (level 9) or PhD (level 10) in the areas of nutrition and health.