Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

  • NFQ Level 7
  • Points Required 280*
  • Course Code SG434
  • Award Ordinary Bachelor Degree Abinitio
  • Duration 3

Course Summary

The BSc Human Nutrition 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 individual and population health, as well as providing safe and nutritious food to the consumer. 

 

This course blends basic sciences, food science, physiology, biochemistry, psychology and specialist nutrition modules in a unique and interesting way to give you the knowledge, skills and training you need to work as a nutritional or food scientist. 

 

In the first year you will cover all the basic sciences to provide a broad foundation. In Second and Third year you will become more specialised and study more detailed courses in Human Nutrition. Students will also be given the opportunity to undertake the HSE Making Every Contact Count training programme in year 2 as part of the Behavioural Interventions module. Year 3 introduces students to specialist areas within nutrition to deepen and broaden their understanding of area. 

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This course blends basic sciences, food science, physiology, biochemistry, psychology and specialist nutrition modules in a unique and interesting way to give you the knowledge, skills and training you need to work as a nutritional or food scientist.

Further Study

Students can go on to complete a final one-year add on in human nutrition to graduate with a BSc (Hons) Human nutrition degree.

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