Public Health Nutrition

Course Summary
This Masters in Public Health Nutrition aims to support the development of knowledge, skills and competencies, specific to the practice of Public Health Nutrition. In addition, leadership styles, strategies, capabilities and competencies will be examined, placing the graduate in a position to lead teams and to advocate for change within the area. Learners will also undertake and engage with a research project. This combined discipline-specific and research programme model of learning will instil skills of researching relevant public health nutrition issues in Ireland and contribute to local and national evidence bases.

Programme features:

Live lectures delivered in the evenings and recordings provided.
Up to date digital technology to enhance learning.
Flexible learning facilitated through part-time fully online mode of study.
Course content covers current global public health nutrition priorities.
The research project component is tailored to suit the student's interests.

Key Course Information
The Master of Public Health Nutrition degree offers students the opportunity to develop expertise in the foundations of practice in population and public health nutrition and to develop essential leadership, communication and professional practice skills, placing graduates in a position to play a pivotal role in the future of Public Health Nutrition. The curriculum provides robust academic and experiential opportunities to address the health of individuals and populations in different settings and countries.

The programme is taught over two years on a part-time (online) basis.

Semesterisation is as follows:

Semester 1
Public Health Nutrition
Nutrition Assessment Methods
Nutrition Research Methodologies
Food and Nutrition Policy

Semester 2
Statistical Analysis for Nutritional Research
Public Health Nutrition Interventions
Leadership in Public Health Nutrition
Nutritional Epidemiology

Semester 3/4
Public Health Nutrition Thesis

Subjects taught

Semester 1
Title Credits
Public Health Nutrition 05
Nutrition Assessment Methods 05
Nutrition Research Methodologies 05
Food and Nutrition Policy 05
Public Health Nutrition Interventions 05
Statistical Analysis for Nutritional Research 05

Semester 2
Title Credits
Statistical Analysis for Nutritional Research 05
Public Health Nutrition Interventions 05
Leadership in Public Health Nutrition 05

Semester 3
Title Credits
Nutritional Epidemiology 05

Semester 4
Title Credits
Food and Nutrition Policy 05
Public Health Nutrition Thesis 50

Entry requirements

Applications with a 2.2 Honours award in a relevant discipline may apply.

Applicants who do not meet this entry criterion may be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Advice, guidance and support for applicants can on be found at www.myexperience.ie

Application dates

Application Closing Date : 31st August 2022

Credits

90

Duration

2 years part-time.

Enrolment dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
With a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of practice in population and public health nutrition and through the development of essential leadership, communication and professional practice skills, graduates will play a pivotal role in the future of Public Health Nutrition. Graduates will be highly competitive in the changing landscape of employment in the area of nutrition. Graduates are well placed for roles within health promotion, government agencies, community health centres, NGO's, the food industry and within national nutrition research groups.

Further Study
Graduates will be well placed to pursue doctorates in the area of Public Health Nutrition and Population Health.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MSc

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Blended

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