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MPHIL DIETETICS & NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

Course Facts
Study Level Study Mode Program Duration Credit Hours

Post Graduate

Full-Time

4 Semesters (2 years)

30

Eligibility Criteria

16 Years of Education, BS (4 Year) MA/MSc (2 Year) in the relevant field, with CGPA 2.0 /4.O, GAT(General)/TUF Entry Test with minimum 50% score

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

Scheme of studies

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Nature Credit Hours
STAT-601 Biostatistics Minor 2(2-0)
ND-701 Nutrition in Health and Disease Major 2(2-0)
ND-709 Food Deficiencies and Combating Strategies Major 3(2-1)
ND-710 Advanced Dietetics and Applied Nutrition Major 3(2-1)
ND-707 Preventive Nutrition Major 2(2-0)
Credit Hours :     12(10-2)

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Nature Credit Hours
ND -711 Analytical Techniques in Human Nutrition Major 3(1-2)
ND -712 Nutritional Deficiency Disorders Major 3(3-0)
ND -713 Research Methods in Human Nutrition Major 3(3-0)
Biochem-715 Biochemistry and Physiology of Human Body Minor 3(2-1)
Credit Hours :     12(9-3)

Semester 3&4

Course Code Course Title Nature Credit Hours
ND-716 Thesis (Data collection and Write-Up) Major 6(0-6)

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Nature Credit Hours
ND-702 Global Food and Nutrition Issues Major 3(3-0)
ND-705 Nutritional Management in Disasters Major 3(3-0)
ND -706 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Major 3(3-0)
ND -708 Food Supplements Major 3(3-0)
Total Credit Hours = 30