Evening Course in Diet, Nutrition and Health

23rd December 2008


Programme Code DT239

This course has been developed to provide learners with an introduction to the principles of nutrition and health. Over the twelve weeks of the course, candidates will initially study nutritional science including physiology, biochemistry and metabolism.

The function of individual nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, alcohol, vitamins and minerals) will be examined in detail, and their role in health and disease explored. Other lifestyle behaviours influencing health will also be discussed.

The fundamentals of food science and its role in nutrition will also be examined. Finally, the role nutrition and lifestyle in common disorders including obesity, cardiovascular/heart disease and cancer will be discussed.

The course will commence on Tuesday 3rd February 2009 and will run on Tuesday evenings from 6.30-9.30pm for a total of twelve weeks. It will conclude with a final examination of 1.5 hours duration on Tuesday 5th of May, successful completion of which will entitle candidates to 5 ECTS credits.

An information session will be held on Wednesday 28th January from 6.00-6.40pm in DIT Kevin Street, with registration to follow immediately afterwards.  The venue for this information session will be posted in the front hall of DIT Kevin Street on the evening.

The cost of the course is €770.00.  Registration will take place from 6.30-8.00pm on Wednesday 28th of January at the Registrations Office, 2nd Floor, DIT Kevin Street and you should bring the following with you to enable you to register on the programme:

1.    Passport (with Work/Study Visa if applicable).
Please note that International students on Stamp 2 (wholetime study) or Stamp 3 (visitor/ spouse) visa will not be allowed to register for the programme, even if they are offered a place.  Stamp 1 (work permit) or Stamp 4 (resident/refugee) visa holders may apply.  Assessment of visa status will occur at registration time.

2.    Full fee payment.
Payment can be made by any of the following methods (cash will not be accepted):
- Credit card (VISA or Mastercard only)
- Laser card
- Personal or third party cheque made payable to Dublin Institute of Technology
- Bank Draft or Postal Order made payable to Dublin Institute of Technology

The Registrations Office normal hours of opening are
Monday – Friday, 9.00am–12.30pm and 2.00pm–5.00pm

Further details are available from the School of Biological Sciences, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8. Telephone: (01) 402 4925/ (01) 402 4562.

E-mail: ide.cussen@dit.ie

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