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Public Health Nutrition

MSc in Public Health Nutrition
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.

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.

Duration

The programme is taught over one year full-time (on campus) or two years on a part-time (online) basis.

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

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.

What are my further study opportunities?
Graduates will be well placed to pursue doctorates in the area of Public Health Nutrition and Population Health.

Further enquiries

Email: Admissions@itsligo.ie
Telephone: 353 (0) 71 931 8510

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
Leadership in Public Health Nutrition 05
Nutritional Epidemiology 05
Public Health Nutrition Thesis 50

If you attend part-time over 2 years, 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

Comment

Did you know?
Pre-school children in Ireland are exposed to over 1000 ads for unhealthy foods each year.

Application date

Application Closing Date: 31st August 2020

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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