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BS Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences

Course Facts
Study Level Study Mode Program Duration Credit Hours

Under Graduate

Full-Time

10 Semesters (5 years)

162

Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate Pre-Medical with 50% marks or equivalent

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

Scheme of studies

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL-101 Islamic Studies 2(2-0)
ISL-103 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation I 1(1-0)
ENG-101 English I 3(3-0)
MATH-101 Mathematics 3(3-0)
CS-101 Introduction to Information Technology and Communication Skills 3(2-1)
BIO-101 Biochemistry 3(2-1)
  Total 15

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PHYSI-101 Human Physiology 3(2-1)
ANA-101 General Anatomy 3(3-0)
PS-101 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
ENG-102 English II 3(3-0)
ISL-104 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation II 1(1-0)
DNS-111 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
  Total 15

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL-201 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation III 1(1-0)
ENG-201 English III 3(3-0)
PSY-201 Psychology 3(3-0)
PHARM-201 Pharmacology 3(2-1)
PAT-201 Pathology 3(3-0)
DND-211 Macronutrients in Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
  Total 16
     

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ISL-202 Teaching of Holy Quran with Translation IV 1(1-0)
GEN-201 introduction to Sociology 3(3-0)
DNS-311 Micronutrients in Human Nutrition 3(3-0)
DNS-312 Food Analysis 3(1-2)
DNS-313 Nutrition through Life Cycle 3(3-0)
DNS-314 Food Microbiology 3(2-1)
  Total 16
     

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
MGT-301 Entrepreneurship 3(3-0)
STAT-301 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
DNS-212 Nutrition Education and Public Health 3(2-1)
DNS-213 Food Toxins and Allergens 3(3-0)
DNS-214 Assessment of Nutritional Status 3(2-1)
DNS-215 Food Safety and Quality Management 3(2-1)
  Total 18
     

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
GEN-310 Research Methodology 3(3-0)
GEN-302 Patient Care 2(2-0)
DNS-315 Functional and Nutraceutical foods 3(3-0)
DNS-316 Nutritional Deficiency Disorders 3(3-0)
DNS-317 Meal Planning and Food Service Management 3(2-1)
DNS-318 Nutrition in Emergencies 3(3-0)
  Total 17
     

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DNS-411 Nutrition Epidemiology 3(3-0)
DNS-412 Food Chemistry 2(2-0)
DNS-413 Sports Nutrition 3(2-1)
DNS-414 Dietetics 3(2-1)
DNS-415 Metabolism of Nutrients 3(3-0)
DNS-416 Food Supplements 2(2-0)
DNS-417 Food and drug laws 2(2-0)
  Total 18
     

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DNS-509 Global Food Issues 3(3-0)
DNS-418 Nutrition Immunology 3(3-0)
DNS-419 Food Additives 3(3-0)
DNS-508 Drug Nutrient Interactions 3(3-0)
DNS-421 Advance Dietetics 3(2-1)
DND-408 Preventive Nutrition 3(3-0)
  Total 18

Semester 9

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
DNS-501 Nutritional Practices in Clinical Care 3(2-1)
DNS-511 Seminar (Synopsis Defense) 2(0-2)
DNS-512 Supervised Clinical Practice I 3(0-3)
DNS-517 Clinical Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3(1-2)
DNS-520 Pediatric Nutrition 3(1-2)
  Total Clinical Hours 11
  Total Credit Hours 14
     

Semester 10

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
GEN-510 Research Project 6(0-6)
DNS-512 Internship 6(0-6)
DNS-514 Supervised Clinical Practice II 3(0-3)
  Total Clinical Hours 15
  Total 15
  Total Clinical Hours 26
  Total Credit Hours 162