Bachelor of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences

Objective

The graduates will have knowledge in human nutrition and dietetics, food use in the society, food science, nutritional assessment, clinical dietetics, community and public health nutrition research. The graduates will also acquire the professional skills and ability to:

• Interpret and translate the science of nutrition into practical information.

• Conduct timely and appropriate clinical and nutritional assessment.

• Manage nutrition care in clinical and community settings.

• Influence and contribute to a safe, secured and nutritious food supply.

• Manage self-development in the area of nutrition and dietetics.

Role and Scope

Role

Nutrition is the study of the role of food nutrients in the body. Whereas, dietetics is concerned with the prevention and treatment of a variety of food-related diseases. The role of nutritionists and dieticians is to interpret scientific knowledge about food in relation to health and disease so as to help people change their eating habits and life style to improve health.

The BSDNS course has been planned to prepare graduates to work as professional nutritionists and dieticians in a range of settings. The degree program aims at preparing graduates with the professional and personal qualities required for future nutrition and dietetics practices. The course integrates academic teaching and learning with clinical experience and research towards population health, nutritional assessment and surveillance.

Scope

Our graduates will find suitable jobs in both public and private sector organizations inside and outside the country as under to name a few:

PUBLIC SECTOR:

• Public Health Departments

• Teaching and Research Institutions

• International Organizations e.g. UNICEF, FAO,WHO, World Bank

• Non-governmental Organizations

• Community (Nutrition) Development Programs

PRIVATE SECTOR:

• Multinational Companies

• Independent Private Practice

• Food Industries

• Pharmaceutical Industries

semesters and courses

  • Duration

    8 Semesters, 4 years

  • Eligibility

    F.Sc (Pre-Medical) with minimum second division or equivalent

  • credit hours
    required

    141

 

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
FHN-104 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
FS-101 Essentials of Food Science & Technology 3(2-1)
MA-114 Elementary Mathematics 2(2-0)
ENG-111 Functional English 3(3-0)
BIO-105 Introductory Biochemistry 3(2-1)
IS-112 Islamic Studies/Ethics 2(2-0)
  Credit Hours 16(14-2)
 
 

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DND-103 Macronutrients in Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
ENG-121 Functional English-II 3(3-0)
PS-122 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
ANAT-112 General Anatomy and Histology 3(2-1)
PHY-118 Human Physiology-I 3(2-1)
FS-127 Food Microbiology 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 17(15-2)
 
 

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MIC-111 Micronutrients in Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
PHY-206 Human Physiology-II 3(2-1)
ENG-211 Functional English-III 3(3-0)
MN-303 Metabolism of Nutrients 3(3-0)
IT-206 Computer Science and Information Technology 3(2-1)
STAT-214 Bio-Statistics 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18(16-2)
 
 

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
FS-217 Food Safety and Quality Management 3(3-0)
PSY-216 Nutrition and Psychology 3(3-0)
ANS-210 Assessment of Nutritional Status 3(2-1)
LC-211 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle-I 3(3-0)
Path-302 General and Systemic Pathology 3(3-0)
FS-401 Food Analysis 3(1-2)
  Credit Hours 18(15-3)
 
 

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DT-313 Dietetics-I 3(2-1)
FS-302 Food Toxins and Allergens 3(3-0)
NPH-302 Nutritional Education and Public Health 3(2-1)
MPM-314 Meal Planning and Management 3(2-1)
LC-316 Nutrition through the Life Cycle - II 3(2-1)
FS-303 Food and Drug Laws 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18(14-4)
 
 

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DT-412 Dietetics-II 3(2-1)
FFN-407 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals 3(3-0)
NDD-304 Nutritional Deficiency Disorders 3(3-0)
FSM-408 Food Service Management 3(2-1)
NE-411 Nutrition in Emergencies 3(3-0)
BIO-414 Clinical Biochemistry 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 18(15-3)
 
 

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DT-501 Dietetics-III 3(2-1)
GF-409 Global Food Issues 3(3-0)
RMN-503 Research Methods in Nutrition 3(3-0)
NPC-413 Nutritional Practices in Clinical Care 3(2-1)
NI-107 Nutritional Immunology 3(3-0)
DNI-416 Drug-Nutrient Interactions 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 18(15-3)
 
 

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
INT-511 Internship 6(6-0)
NPP-513 Nutrition Policies and Programs 3(3-0)
SN-405 Sports Nutrition 3(3-0)
NE-514 Nutrition Epidemiology 3(3-0)
PN-108 Preventive Nutrition 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18(12-6)
  Total Credit Hours 141