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CK504
Nutritional Science

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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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The BSc Nutritional Sciences combines a number of scientific disciplines to provide a thorough understanding of the role of diet and nutrition in health and in the prevention of major diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis.

The course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between diet and health and you will learn how to apply this knowledge to the provision of nutritional advice to the public, as well as providing safe, wholesome and nutritious food to the consumer.

A six-month work placement forms an integral part of the course.  An application for accreditation of the course by the UK Association for Nutrition is under review.

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CK504 - Nutritional Science
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CK504 - Nutritional Science
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CASFX  5M5267  Food Science
CASLT  5M3807  Laboratory Techniques

Essential Module Requirements:

Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification which must include four of the following modules:
C20139†or†5N1833

Plus three of:
C20011†or†5N2747†or†C20022†or†5N2748
C20024†or 5N5245
C20033†or†5N2751
C20048†or†5N1460
C20140†or†5N2006

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Nutritional Sciences graduates are equipped to work in a wide range of industries and other areas of responsibility including:

  • Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Governmental and non-governmental agencies



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