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Nutrition

Introduction

Nutrition and food is a fascinating field of study. This course introduces the student to the essentials of good nutrition, examines the special dietary requirements of individuals, and develops an awareness of balanced diet.

This is an introductory course and is suitable for those with a personal interest in good nutrition. It also serves as a useful foundation for students interested in pursuing studies at a higher level.

If you'd like to find out more, please attend one of the Open Night events on Monday 10, Tuesday 11 or Monday 17 September 5pm-7:30pm to enquire in person..

Course Structure

Core Elements
  • Functions of food nutrients
  • Energy values of different food groups
  • How food is digested
  • Examination of mono, poly saturaded fats and fatty acids
  • Fat and water soluble vitamins -purposes, sources and effecs of deficiencies
  • Fibre - soluble and insolube. Sources and function in nutrition and digestive health
  • Carbohydrate - is a low carb diet healthy?
  • Protein - plant based v animal derived?
  • Nutritional needs of infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly
  • Course Code

  • NUT
Assessment and certification

On successful completion of the course, learners are awarded a QQI level 5 Component Certificate in Nutrition (5N2006).

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements though you are encouraged to consult the Institute to ensure the couse is suitable.

Attendance and Calendar

Commencing 25 September 2018, students attend on Tuesday night from 6:30 pm to 9:30pm over a ten-week period. Additionally, a written examination will be timetabled in January 2019

.You can download the academic calendar here.

Assessment

Participants on this course are required to complete two assignments and  one written examination.

Course Fees

€180 inclusive of FETAC/QQI assessment fees €20.

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