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Nutrition & Dietetics

Course Code(s):  5M5267
QQI Award Code:  5M5267 Food Science
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Whitehall College of Further Education

Whitehall College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5267
QQI Award Code 5M5267 Food Science
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This new programme introduces students to the topical and developing area of nutrition and dietetics. By combining theory and practice (students will be required to attend a Work Placement during the programme), it is aimed to give students broad based, relevant knowledge in this vast area of study.

What will you Study?

Dietetics
Nutrition
MicroBiology 5N0737
Food Processing
Communications 5N0690
Food Chemistry 5N2748
Work Experience 5N1356
Safety and Health at Work 5N1794
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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CAO with Any QQI Major Award

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
CASFX 5M5267

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Sample Careers

If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
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Related Career Sectors

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Medical & Healthcare
Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry & Food
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National Statistics for this Award (All Ireland)

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