MPhil Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences

Objective

• The primary focus on M.Phil. program in Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences is the diverse scientific basis of human needs for food and its nutrients, the metabolic response to dietary changes and food consumption pattern that definitely have an impact on human health and well-being.

• To prepare graduates to function as nutrition professionals towards meeting changing life style and nutritional needs of the society

• To generate scholarly academic and research-based knowledge of food, nutrition and dietetics

• To prepare the graduates for appointments against higher positions in teaching/research organizations, medical institutions, hospitals and food industry set-ups

Role and Scope

The Science of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences has now emerged as progressively expanding discipline with new facts and developments. Moreover, the role of food components both in health and disease has contributed in the advancement of the field. Increased awareness of health individuals in the recent years about balanced diet has aroused their interest for higher education in nutrition and dietetics.

Our graduates may 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

    4 Semesters, 2 years

  • Eligibility

    Doctor of Nutrition and Dietetics; Doctor of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences; Bachelor of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences; B.Sc (Hons) Food and Nutrition; B.Sc (Human Nutrition and Dietetics) or equivalent degree with CGPA 3:00 out of 4:00 or first division in annual system.

  • credit hours
    required

    32

 

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ND-701 Nutrition in Health and Disease 2(2-0)
ND-703 Advanced Dietetics and Applied Nutrition 3(2-1)
ND-704 Analytical Techniques in Human Nutrition 3(0-3)
  Credit Hours : 8
 
 

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Biochem-715 Biochemistry and Physiology of Human Body 3(2-1)
ND-707 Recent Advances in Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2(2-0)
ND-712 Strategic Plan Combating Nutritional Deficiencies 3(2-1)
ND-708 Special Problem 1(0-1)
  Credit Hours : 9
 
 

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ND-711 Need Based Human Nutrition 2(2-0)
ND-705 Research Methods in Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
ND-706 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
ND-709 Seminar (Synopsis Defence) 1(1-0)
  Credit Hours : 9
 
 

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ND-710 Thesis 6(0-6)
  Credit Hours : 6

 

Optional Courses (Major)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ND-702 Global Food and Nutrition Issues 3(3-0)
ND-713 Nutritional Management in Disasters 3(3-0)