NutriPD

Growing Professional Competence in Nutrition

GMIT NutriPD Project

The NutriPD project in GMIT seeks to develop and grow professional competence in nutrition in Ireland, through the implementation of competency-based education in Higher Education Institutes and the creation of a network of nutritionists to highlight issues facing the profession and advocate for protection of the title.

 

NutriPD Community of Practice

A Community of Practice (CoP) was established in May 2020 to bring together those with a key stake in nutrition education and employment.

The aim of the CoP is to develop a network for sharing information and advocating for recognition of the registration process and Association for Nutrition (AfN) accreditation.

 

NutriPD Project - Education framework

The NutriPD project also aims to assess how competence in nutrition is conceptualised and develop a framework for the development of competency-based assessment (CBA) in education.

The main outcomes expected from this project are a greater awareness of registered nutritionists and their scope of practice in the community, and an increase in qualified nutritionists entering the workforce.

 

Contact

If you have any questions about the NutriPD project or you would like to join the Community of Practice please contact Sarah at sarah.odonovan@gmit.ie.

Or, join us on Twitter

 

About Us

Find out more about the NutriPD project here.

 

Surveys

Are you a nutrition educator or a nutrition student? Why not take our survey on the nutrition profession to help inform our research. See link in Events and News box below.

 

What's Happening

Dr Anita Talbot, a Research Fellow at the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) in GMIT’s Galway campus

Dr Anita Talbot, a Research Fellow at the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) in GMIT’s Galway campus, has recently been awarded a two-year grant for the development of site-specific autogenous vaccines for the improved health and welfare of finfish species in Irish aquaculture.

Today's Irish Independent STEM supplement fetaures two articles on exciting GMIT STEM projects.

 

Latest News

L to R: Dr Paddy Tobin, Head of the GMIT School of Design & Creative Arts, Jill Beardsworth, GMIT lecturer and award-winning artist, Ariel Mactavish, President of the Medtronic’s Respiratory Interventions Operating Unit [Photographer: Andrew Downes. No repro fee]

Medtronic will partner with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) School of Design and Creative Arts to commission a public artwork commemorating the collaborative effort of the local community and Medtronic employees in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

[Photo by Michael Donnelly. No repro fee.] L to R: Fania Ellison, Mayo/Sligo Regional Co-ordinator, Business in the Community Ireland; Mary Carolan, Business teacher, Colaiste Pobail Acla; Justin Kerr, VP for the GMIT Mayo Campus and Head of School of Health Science, Wellbeing & Society; and Dr Deirdre Garvey, Head of Department Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, GMIT.

An initiative aimed at introducing pupils to the world of work, college opportunities and supports, has been launched by GMIT and Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI).