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  • Qualities & Values - Patience, hard work, like meeting people, enjoy providing good customer service, desire to do a good job for yourself and your employer 
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  • Interests - to be generally interested in the field you are working in. I think that it is easy for people to look at the job and think its great and must be loads of fun because you get to go on the high ropes all the time. That is just a small part of the job and generally you are watching others having fun and playing on the activities and you only go on them to do staff training or to do safety checks. You must also be prepared for the paper work that goes along with a job where you are responsible for that safety of people and this cannot be overlooked.
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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.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 - 5 Years
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During the first two years, this course covers a broad range of subjects such as maths, biostatistics, IT, physics, biochemistry, physiology, food science, nutrition, dietetics. In the third and fourth years, the specialist subjects are developed in depth. The course has a strong emphasis on practical training with research (3 months) and professional training (6 months) undertaken in the last two years.


 
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DT223 - Human Nutrition and Dietetics
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DT223 - Human Nutrition and Dietetics
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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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