CAO Code LY846
  Letterkenny Campus

Higher Certificate

Health Science with Dietetics Studies

2 years  /    Level 6  /    Full-time   /   Work Placement

Is this course for me?

Health Science with Dietetics Studies is the study of the human body with particular focus on Anatomy and Physiology and provides a foundation to Human Nutrition and Dietetics studies. Through a unique progression opportunity, this programme allows students to progress to complete a BSc Honours in Dietetics and Nutrition at Coventry University.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
1 Human Biology Mandatory 10 6
People Centered Communication Skills Mandatory 10 5
Introduction to Dietetics Mandatory 10 6
2 Anatomy and Physiology Mandatory 5 3
Introduction to Human Health & Disease Mandatory 5 3
Psychological Well-Being & Health Promotion Mandatory 10 5
Civic & Social Engagement Mandatory 5 1
SEMESTER MODULES MANDATORY/ELECTIVE CREDITS CONTACT HOURS
3 Foundations of Communications & Professionalism Mandatory 10 6
Foundations of Human Nutrition Mandatory 10 6
Bioscience for Dietitians 1 Mandatory 5 4
Facilitating Behaviour Change 1 Mandatory 5 4
4 Applied Human Nutrition Mandatory 10 7
Bioscience for Dietitians 2 Mandatory 5 4
Facilitating Behavioural Change 2Therapy -Placement Preparation Mandatory 5 4
Food Production Mandatory 5 5
Social determinants of Health & Wellbeing Mandatory 5 2
Placement A Elective 5 0

Professional Recognition

Graduates of the HC in Health Science with Dietetics Studies in LYIT are not qualified as Dietitians and are not eligible to register with CORU.

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

  • Further studies in Coventry University

Further Information

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186310 / +353 (0)74 9186309 / +353 (0)74 9186302

Head of Department Dr Joanne Gallagher
Email: science@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186309

School and Department
School of Science
Department of Life & Physical Sciences