Core Competencies MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
The core competencies for the programme: MSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics subject to Fitness to Practise are listed below.
Students must be capable of achieving the following competencies and outcomes by graduation:
a) Obtain relevant (such as medical, occupational, social, educational, family) history.
b) Undertake and interpret relevant assessment procedures safely and effectively within the confines of the student’s area of knowledge and competence.
c) Provide, monitor and modify appropriate interventions to maximise health, education and social outcomes.
d) Maintain high levels of hygiene and take appropriate precautions to protect your service users and yourself from infection.
e) Maintain accurate and comprehensive patient records and store records in accordance with legal and statutory requirements and best practice.
f) Communicate appropriately, effectively and sensitively with and about service users, their families/carers (with permission) and colleagues using spoken, written, electronic and nonverbal methods.
g) Act with honesty and integrity in your personal and professional conduct. Be aware of and responsive to the impact of one’s standard of conduct, performance and actions on self; service users and their families/carers; colleagues; the University, and the Profession.
h) Consult and follow advice of a suitably qualified professional from any risk posed to self; service users and their families/carers; colleagues; the University, and the Profession by own physical and/or mental health.
i) Follow and obey the laws of the land and to refrain from unlawful activity at all times. As a condition of acceptance onto the MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics programme with a clinical practice placement component, students must undergo and receive Garda Vetting. Relevant documentation demonstrating Garda Vetting must be lodged by the MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics student with the MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics programme director, prior to any practice placement.
j) Follow the guidelines for standard of dress as detailed in the MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Placement Handbook.
k) Take responsibility for your own learning by fulfilling the attendance, learning and assessment requirements of the academic and practice placement aspects of your education.
l) Apply the ethics and values of dietetics profession in all communications and actions associated with the performance of their professional roles and responsibilities.