Course Spotlight: UCD MSc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr Clare Corish
DR CLARE CORISH
Associate Professor - UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science
Programme Director, MSc Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Associate Professor Corish is Programme Director for the CORU-approved MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics programme, the first graduate programme in Dietetics in the Republic of Ireland.
The educational philosophy of the MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics programme is to provide a stimulating and collaborative educational environment which will build on existing graduate knowledge, skills and attributes.
The MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics programme offers students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to become patient-centred, competent and safe practitioners in clinical nutrition and dietetics, eligible to apply for Dietitians Registration Board (CORU) registration as Dietitians.
Situated in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, students will also gain expertise in public health practice and policy, which gives particular strength to the MSc programme. Student learning is facilitated through a student-centred approach, involving contextual and experiential learning so that graduates will have the opportunity to develop a strong professional identity and understanding of their contribution to healthcare, within a multi-disciplinary team, and in the broad healthcare context.
In doing so, students will meet the UCD programme learning outcomes and develop the graduate attributes required to practise as autonomous healthcare professionals. The learning environment will facilitate students’ development of autonomous and life-long learning skills, professional knowledge and practice, in an evidence-based, research-oriented and international context, to provide professional excellence.
In the video below, Associate Professor Corish speaks about the MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics at UCD.