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Principles of Food and Nutritional Science (Jobs Stimulus Module)

Discipline: Life and Physical Sciences

NFQ Level: 6

Mode of Study: Online delivery

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Places: 15


Free to unemployed applicants. €37 to employed applicants (€331 funded by HEA)

Why Study?

This module provides an introduction to food and nutritional science. It includes an overview of the basic food constituents and their importance in a healthy diet. The module will deliver an introduction to the role of diet in a number of Western diseases alongside public health strategies to try and reduce their incidence.The module will also introduce the students to the nutritional composition of foods and analytical methods for assessing dietary intake

Programme Modules

Principles of Food and Nutritional Science - 5 ECTS Credits

    Learning Outcomes: 

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

    1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the macro- and micronutrients and their composition in the major food groups.
    2. Analyse diets using computer software and food composition tables.
    3. Evaluate the importance of the food supply chain with respect to the production and analysis of food products.
    4. Articulate the role of nutrition in human health and disease and the role of public health strategies.
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the basis and application of recommended nutrient requirements .
    6. Select, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources to plan, develop and construct a reasoned argument.

    Essential Information: 

    Credits (ECTS)

    5 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: 18/01/2021

    End date: 30/04/2021

    Contact Us


    Head of Department

    Email: Dr. Lisa Ryan