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Natural Sciences

Human Nutrition and Metabolism (Jobs Stimulus Module)

Discipline: Natural Sciences

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 6

Mode of Study: Blended Learning

Application Route: Apply direct to GMIT

Places: 32


Free to unemployed applicants. €74 to employed applicants (€662 funded by HEA)

Why Study?

This module provides a detailed examination of the nutrients required by humans throughout the life cycle, their sources in food and in the Irish diet, with a critical assessment of recommended dietary allowances (RDAs).

It also studies biochemical aspects of nutrition, together with nutrient requirements, growth and development at key stages of the life cycle.

Programme Modules

Human Nutrition and Metabolism - 10 ECTS Credits

    Learning Outcomes: 

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

    1. Understand the nature and contribution of diet and nutrition to maintenance of essential metabolic processes.
    2. Understand the changing nutritional requirements through periods of growth, development and activity.
    3. Explain the physiological and biochemical processes associated with digestion and metabolism of food.
    4. Examine the protective roles of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory dietary components in health and chronic disease.
    5. Interpret and critically evaluate the scientific literature. 
    6. Exhibit problem-based learning skills and the ability to apply scientific knowledge to nutrition-related scenarios.
    7. Apply the main biochemical, clinical and physical measures for assessing nutritional status and the signs and symptoms of micronutrient inadequacy and/or deficiency.

    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: 03/05/2021

    End date: 17/05/2021

    Contact Us


    Head of Department

    Dr Lisa Ryan

    Email: Dr. Lisa Ryan