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Human Nutrition and Dietetics MSc
The MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics program offered at the University of Limerick (UL) is a Graduate Entry Masters of Science program delivered over two years full-time. This innovative evidence-based interfaculty program is an opportunity for honours graduates to pursue studies that will lead to them becoming competent nutritionists and dietitians working across a diverse range of environments to include the clinical, community and public health settings, hospital and private practices, food service management and food industry.
The CORU Dietitians Registration Board has approved the MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics program leading to the qualification title Masters of Science Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Students will undertake modules in the School of Allied Health (Faculty of Education and Health Sciences) and in the Department of Biological Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering). Students will undertake shared modules with other healthcare disciplines in the School of Allied Health through an interprofessional education model, thereby being exposed from the outset to an integrated multidisciplinary team approach to healthcare.
In addition to academic modules at UL, students on the MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics program will complete 1000 hours of clinical and community placement over two years which includes a summer study period. Clinical placement modules will take place in a range of settings (tertiary and secondary hospitals, primary care, public health and food service establishments) and with patients of all ages. Placements may be based outside of Limerick.
- Applicants must clearly state where the prerequisite subjects of Biochemistry and Human Physiology have been met (i.e. in what modules and how many credits) at (NFQ level 8 or higher) as part of the primary or postgraduate degree or other relevant degree from a recognised University.
- Qualification transcripts and certificates (to include transcripts of the prerequisite units biochemistry and human physiology) including certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English
- An up to date Curriculum Vitae
- One page personal statement
- 2 references (one academic and one employment related).
- English language qualification if English is not your first language.
- A copy of your birth certificate (long document).
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Nutrition Communication & Education
- Preparation for Practice Education
- Food & Nutrition throughout life
- Dietetic Assessment & Practice
- Food Science & Food Skills
- Food Service Theory & Practice
- Enquiry in Healthcare 2
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Nutritional Epidemiology & Translational Research
- Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics A
- Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics B
- Clinical Placement 1
- Research Project 1
- Research Project 2
- Public Health & Community Nutrition
- Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics C
- Community Placement
- Innovation in Management for Health & Social Care
- Research Project 3
- Engaging through Complexity
- Clinical Placement 2
Scholarships & funding
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
Tuition fee varies, please visit the university's website for more information.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate mastery in the application of specialist knowledge in line with the required dietetic competencies as set out by the Dietitians Registration Board of CORU.
- Understand the associations between nutrition, health and disease to enable the integration and application to the practice of dietetics.
- Use an evidence-based framework to provide practical and holistic solutions to a range of changing and complex nutrition and dietetic issues in a range of settings.
- Apply critical thinking in the dietetic assessment and management of individuals, groups and communities.
- Exercise professional and ethical dietetic practice for individuals, groups and communities from diverse social and cultural backgrounds and in different environments.
Graduates may be eligible to progress to further post-graduate research, leading to potential career options in research institutions and academia.
Graduates will be eligible to practice in Ireland and eligible for registration in other parts of the World. Graduates will be able to work across a diverse range of environments to include the clinical and public health settings, hospital and private practices, food service management and food industry.
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