2018/2019

BSc (Hons) (Nutritional Sciences) [CK504]

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

The BSc (Hons) (Nutritional Sciences) Degree is of four years' duration. The programme includes a 24-week period of Work Placement in the Third Year.

In order to be admitted to the First University Examination in Nutritional Sciences a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to entry to the programme, modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

BC1001 Introduction to Biochemistry and the Biological Basis of Disease (5 credits)
BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution (5 credits)
BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals (5 credits)
CM1005 Introductory Chemistry for Food and Nutritional Sciences (15 credits)
MA1001 Calculus for Science Part 1 (5 credits)
MA1002 Calculus for Science Part 2 (5 credits)
NT1001 Introductory Nutrition (5 credits)
NT1002 Human Nutrition: Energy and Macronutrients (5 credits)
PY1010 Physics for Biological and Chemical Sciences (10 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the First University Examination in Nutritional Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for First Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

No student may register for Second Year Nutritional Sciences until the First University Examination in Nutritional Sciences has been passed. To be admitted to the Second University Examination in Nutritional Sciences a student must have satisfactorily attended the following modules amounting to 60 credits:

BC2001 Biomolecules (5 credits)
BC2002 Principles of Metabolic Pathways (5 credits)
FS2022 Introductory Food Chemistry: Food Constituents B (5 credits)
MB2005 Fundamentals of Microbiology (5 credits)
MB2006 Principles of Microbiology (5 credits)
ML2001 Introductory Molecular Biology (5 credits)
NT2002 Human Nutrition: Minerals and Vitamins (5 credits)
NT2003 Animal Nutrition (5 credits)
NT2009 Nutrition in Growth, Development and Ageing (5 credits)
PL2021 Introductory Physiology I (5 credits)
PL2022 Introductory Physiology II (5 credits)
ST2001 Introduction to Biostatistics (5 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second University Examination in Nutritional Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

The Third Year Nutritional Sciences programme consists of taught modules to the value of 50 credits and Work Placement to the value of 10 credits. No student may register for Third Year Nutritional Sciences until the Second University Examination in Nutritional Sciences has been passed. To be admitted to the Third University Examination in Nutritional Sciences a student must have satisfactorily attended the following taught modules amounting to 50 credits:

FS3010 Science and Technology of Food Systems A (5 credits)
FS3011 Science and Technology of Food Systems B (5 credits)
MB3003 Food and Industrial Microbiology I (5 credits)
NT3001 Clinical Nutrition (5 credits)
NT3002 Food Toxicology (5 credits)
NT3009 Determinants of Food Choice and Eating Behaviour (5 credits)
NT3011 Research and Analytical Techniques in Nutrition (5 credits)
NT3012 Library Project (5 credits)
NT3014 Assessment of Nutritional Status (5 credits)
NT3016 Sensory Evaluation of Foods (5 credits)

Notes:
The Third University Examination in Nutritional Sciences will be undertaken in March/April.

Work Placement
Students must also undertake a 24-week period of Work Placement (FS3001 - 10 credits) after the Third University Examination.


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in Nutritional Sciences within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

The Fourth Year Nutritional Sciences programme consists of taught modules to the value of 50 credits and a Research Project (NT4006) to the value of 10 credits.

No student may register for Fourth Year Nutritional Sciences until the Third University Examination in Nutritional Sciences has been passed, and the Work Placement module (FS3001) has been undertaken. To be admitted to the Fourth University Examination in Nutritional Sciences a student must have satisfactorily attended the following modules amounting to 60 credits:

MB3008 Immunology: Host Response to Pathogens (5 credits)
NT4002 Advanced Nutrient Metabolism (5 credits)
NT4004 Advanced Minerals and Trace Elements in Nutrition (5 credits)
NT4005 Emerging Issues in Nutrition (5 credits)
NT4006 Research Project (10 credits)
NT4008 Human Nutrition in the Developing World (5 credits)
NT4009 Advanced Vitamins and Bioactive Dietary Components (5 credits)
NT4011 Public Health Nutrition (5 credits)
NT4012 Sports and Exercise Nutrition (5 credits)
NT4013 Nutritional Epidemiology (5 credits)
PT3002 Introduction to Toxicology (5 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the BSc (Hons) (Nutritional Sciences) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc (Hons) (Nutritional Sciences) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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