Evening Course in Diet, Nutrition and Health

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 of nutrition and lifestyle in common disorders including obesity, cardiovascular/heart disease and cancer will be discussed.

The course will run once each academic year subject to demand. It will commence on Tuesday 18th September 2012 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 4th December, successful completion of which will entitle candidates to 5 ECTS credits.

Information Evening

An information session will be held on Tuesday 11th September from 5.30-6.30pm in DIT Kevin Street.  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 €935.00 inclusive of Capitation Fee of €135.  Registration forms will be distributed at the information evening on 11th September. Once these are completed and returned to the college, you will receive an email providing you with details of how to complete your registration and payment online. Students should bring the following identification with them to the information evening for initial verification of their application form:

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.

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

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