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NEW: Dietetics (10 weeks) CC060

Course Overview

Accreditation QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Dietetics
Course Code:
CC060 | THURS 18.45-21.45 Duration 10 Weeks


  • Discuss the role and functions of a dietician in a broad range of healthcare settings and
  • throughout the specific issues of the lifecycle
  • Analyse the categories of dietary intervention including the conditions necessary for their use
  • Summarise the role of the national food and safety
  • Explore nutritional status and the characteristics of overnutrition and undernutrition in specific issues of lifestyle
  • Explain the importance of zoning areas in a kitchen and of adhering to them
  • Discuss the nutritional products and equipment used in Nasogastric (NG), Nasojejunal (NJ) and Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrotomy (PEG) cases
  • Explore the influence of vested interests on dietary choices
  • Discuss the principles of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) with particular reference to seasonal products
  • Apply the range of techniques used to support positive dietary choices
  • Use a range of measuring tools to determine growth development in a range of clients and calculate Body Mass Index
  • Identify the quality points of a wide variety of food commodities
  • Examine the role of the Dietician and Dietician Assistant within the multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • Use a Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)/Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) for measuring Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS) to include its benefits and limitations
  • Use a range of measuring food intake methods
  • Identify the functions of a professional kitchen and the duties of kitchen personnel
  • Report on strategies employed by community nutrition intervention agencies
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Participant Profile

This programme module aims to introduce the learner to the principles of nutrition so that individual nutrition care plans can be developed

LCFE Funding