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Nutrition through the Life Cycle (Jobs Stimulus Module)

Discipline: Life and Physical Sciences

NFQ Level: 7

Mode of Study: Online delivery

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Places: 15


Free to unemployed applicants. €68 to employed applicants (€608 funded by HEA)

Why Study?

This module focuses on health behaviours, growth and development, physical activity and nutritional requirements for groups across the lifespan from infancy to old age. It will focus on normal nutrition, physiology, physical activity and growth and development for lifespan groups and vulnerable groups.


Programme Modules

Nutrition through the Life Cycle - 10 ECTS Credits

    Learning Outcomes: 

    The module will draw on principles from psychology that will allow students to understand how health beliefs, illness and other factors impact on actions. Concepts of health education and promotion will enhance students’ knowledge and ability to communicate nutrition messages effectively to groups. 

    On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

    1. Discuss and apply a sound understanding of the physiological and biochemical reasons for the varying nutrient requirements of specific groups within the population.
    2. Develop skills in integrating knowledge into practice consistent with best available evidence in nutritional needs and health education of groups.
    3. Understand how psychological, cultural, personal, economic and social factors influence health behaviours.
    4. Critically evaluate the principles behind the recommended nutrient requirements.
    5. Apply the knowledge of health education, nutrition and human behaviour to describe, develop and evaluate education resource material.
    6. Appraise and review published work in nutrition and evaluate sometimes conflicting information and investigate and identify reasons for the conflict.  Construct and present a reasoned argument.

    Essential Information: 

    Credits (ECTS)

    10 Credits



    Go to to:

    • confirm if you are eligible to apply under the Jobs Stimulus initiative
    • check if you meet the academic "Entry Requirements" for this level of module


    How to Apply

    We are accepting applications from Monday, 16th November 2020.

    Apply through our Online Admissions System ,, and then submit any supporting documentation by email to 

    Read the Jobs Stimulus Online Admissions User Guide for step-by-step instructions BEFORE logging on to our online admissions system at the ‘Apply Here’ link below.

    Note: On the online admissions system, you will find this module under the Application Type JS- Public Health Nutrition.


    Apply here (Online Admissions System) 


    Course Schedule

    Start date: 17/05/2021

    End date: 28/05/2021

    Contact Us


    Head of Department

    Dr. Lisa Ryan