There are 3 mandatory practical placements as part of the BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. They are:
- Practice Placement A (PPA) is a 4-week (142 hour) placement at the end of Year 1. It is held in a hospital catering department.
- Practice Placement B (PPB) is a 10-week (375 hour) placement at the end of Year 2. It is held in dietetic departments in hospital and community settings around the country.
- Practice Placement C (PPC) is a 14-week (525 hour) placement during Year 4. It is held in large acute teaching hospitals around the country.