BS Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences

BSDNS

COURSE FACT

STUDY LEVEL STUDY NOTE PROGRAM DURATION CREDITS HOURS

Undergraduate

Full-Time

8 Semesters (4 years)

130

Eligibility Criteria

Intermediate Pre-Medical with 50% marks or equivalent

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ADMISSIONS

OPEN 2024

OBJECTIVES

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

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Course Type Prerequisite course code
ISL-103 Teachings of Holy Quran I NC Compulsory -
ETH-100 Ethics (non-Muslim)
ISL-101 Islamic Studies 2(2-0) General -
ENG-107 Functional English 3(3-0) General -
PHSL-102 Physiology 3(2-1) Interdisciplinary -
GEN-105 Creative Arts 2(2-0) General -
DNS-111 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3(3-0) Foundation -
DNS-113 Essential of Food Science and technology 3(2-1) Foundation -
Total Credit Hours 16 -

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Course Type Prerequisite course code
ISL-104 Teaching of Holy Quran-II NC Compulsory  
ANA-101 Anatomy 3(2-1) Interdisciplinary -
ENG-108 Expository Writing 3(3-0) General -
GEN-104 Ideology & constitution of Pakistan 2(2-0) General -
CS-102 Applications of Information & Communication Technologies 3(2-1) General -
DNS-211 Macronutrient in Human Nutrition 3(3-0) Major DNS-111
DNS-210 Infant and Young Child Feeding 3(2-1) Major -
Total Credit Hours 17 -

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Course Type Prerequisite course code
ISL-201 Teaching of Holy Quran -III NC Compulsory -
GEN-202 Environmental Studies 3(2-1) General -
GEN-206 Entrepreneurship 2(2-0) General -
GEN-207 Quantitative Reasoning-I 3(3-0) General -
PHARM-201 Pharmacology 3(2-1) Interdisciplinary -
PATH-201 Pathology 3(3-0) Interdisciplinary -
DNS-311 Micronutrients in Human Nutrition 3(3-0) Major DNS-211
Total Credit Hours 17 -
     

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Course Type Credit Hours Prerequisite course code
ISL-202 Teaching of Holy Quran IV NC Compulsory -
GEN-303 Quantitative Reasoning-II 3(3-0) General GEN-207
PSY-201 Psychology 2(2-0) General -
GEN-203 Community Service Learning 2(2-0) General -
DNS-214 Assessment of Nutritional status 3(2-1) Major -
DNS-310 Nutrition through Life Cycle 3(3-0) Minor -
3(3-0) Metabolism of Nutrients 3(3-0) Major -
Total Credit Hours 16 -
     

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Course Type Prerequisite course code
DNS-314 Food Microbiology 3(2-1) Major -
DNS-313 Dietetics I 3(2-1) Major -
DNS-303 Food and Drug Laws 2(2-0) Major -
DNS-215 Food Safety and Quality Management 2(2-0) Major -
DNS-212 Nutritional Education and Public Health Major -
DNS-317 Meal Planning and Management 3(2-1) Major -
Total Credit Hours 16 -
     

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Course Type Prerequisite course code
DNS-312 Food Analysis 3(1-2) Major -
DNS-412 Food Chemistry 2(2-0) Major -
DNS-319 Dietetics II 3(2-1) Major DNS-313
DNS-316 Nutritional Deficiency Disorders 3(3-0) Major -
DNS-318 Nutrition in Emergencies 2(2-0) Major -
STAT-302 Biostatistics 3(3-0) Compulsory -
Total 18 -
     

Summer

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Course Type Prerequisite course code
GEN-401 Internship 3(0-3) Compulsory -
     

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Course Type Prerequisite course code
DNS-418 Nutritional Immunology 3(3-0) Major -
DNS-413 Sports Nutrition 3(2-1) Major -
DNS-414 Food Toxins and Allergens 3(3-0) Major -
DNS-411 Nutritional Practices in Clinical Care 3(2-1) Major -
DNS-409 Global Food Issues 3(3-0) Major -
GEN-310 Research Methodology Compulsory 3(3-0) -
Total Credit Hours 18 -
     

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Course Type Prerequisite course code
DNS-315 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals 3(3-0) Major -
DNS-419 Preventive Nutrition 3(3-0) Major -
DNS-420 Drug Nutrient Interactions 3(3-0) Major -
DNS-422 Supervised Clinical Practices 3(0-3) Major DND-411
GEN-402 Research Project Major 3(0-3)  
Total Credit Hours 15 -
Grand Total Credit Hours 136 -