NUTR07023 2019 Personal and professional development for Nutritionists

General Details

Full Title
Personal and professional development for Nutritionists
Transcript Title
Personal and professional deve
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Subject Area
NUTR - Nutrition
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Laura Keaver
Programme Membership
SG_SHUMA_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

This module, is designed to prepare students for work placement and to help bridge the gap between current academic life and future professional life post-graduation. This module will help identify personal and professional skills and strengths, and reflect on the skills that have been developed during the placement. It will also provide students with the skills necessary to achieve registered nutritionist status with the Association for Nutrition after three years of practice.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate Professional Conduct, Code of Ethics (Association for Nutrition) and readiness to take advantage of the learning and professional opportunities presented in the Industrial Placement / Professional Development module


Reflect critically on learning experiences and career planning and development, identifying more and less effective learning approaches


Set out goal, strategies and outcomes of learning and training


Work effectively and professionally in a team environment


Prepare adequately for interview in a selection of fields within nutrition and be confident in an interview setting


Prepare a CV and cover letter for specific roles within nutrition

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered through two hours of lectures per week

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment of the learning outcomes of this module will be 100% continuous assessment.

Repeat Assessments


Indicative Syllabus

This module will include preparation for placement and the workplace, CV preparation, career development, professional communication, professional ethics, effective learning, time management as well as a detailed overview of the ethics and standards expected of registered nutritionists by the Association for Nutrition

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Any 1,2,3
2 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Any 1,2,3,4
3 Cover letter, CV and interview Continuous Assessment Interview 40 % Any 1,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
ongoing Association for Nutrition Competencies and resources Association for Nutrition

Module Resources

Journal Resources


Other Resources

You will be directed to other relevant sources of information by your lecturer