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Dietetics QQI Level 5

Dietetics QQI Level 5 is a course run by Limerick College of Further Education, Limerick. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 10 Weeks. For more information about Dietetics QQI Level 5 at Limerick College of Further Education, please review the details below.

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


• 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
• 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
• Identify the functions of a professional
kitchen and the duties of kitchen
• Report on strategies employed by
community nutrition intervention

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Training ProviderLimerick College of Further Education
Course LocationLimerick
Course TypeClassroom Based
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 Minor Award in Dietetics 5N3736
Course Duration10 Weeks
Course TimeThurs 18.45 - 21.45
Course Fee€240
Course CodeCC060
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Limerick College of Further Education, Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

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Republic of Ireland
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