Faculty of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

MESSAGE OF HOD

With immense pleasure, I take this opportunity to welcome you all to the Department of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences, The University of Faisalabad. I congratulate all the students enrolled for admission here in their chosen field of study.

Department of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences is one of the premier units of the University dedicated to advancing the scientific knowledge, contributing to the careers of graduate and postgraduate students in the discipline of nutrition and dietetics. Since its inception in the year 2012, the Department has been striving hard to pursue its mission and objectives towards producing skilled technical experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

We have embarked upon offering multiple opportunities for advanced nutrition and dietetics education to the future professionals.

Our Department is also committed to produce highly skilled nutrition and health professionals who will serve the country and overseas, with their gained superior nutrition knowledge and practice. We shall achieve this cherished goal by imparting the knowledge, skills and attitudes in the students to undertake quality education in the subject. We shall also make them understand the importance of inter-disciplinary approaches toward managing community health and nutritional problems to promote nutritional status and well-being of people.

After successful completion of the bachelor and postgraduate degree programs, our outgoing nutrition experts will have bright chance to get jobs in various government and private sector organizations of research planning and development, community nutrition development, multinational companies, pharmaceutical concerns, food industries and many others. Our graduates may also have a chance to get absorbed in some international organizations such as UNICEF, FAO, WHO, World Bank, to name few.

Dr Shanza Mukhtar

Head of Department

MISSION

Interpret and translate the science of nutrition and dietetics into practical information. Implant nutritional knowledge to promote nutritional status, improve food choices, and well-being of the community. Promote a culturally diverse research environment by providing enhanced nutrition education and skills. Influence and contribute to a safe, secured and nutritious food supply. Develop ability to self-manage nutritional and clinical care in the community.

VISION

Impart education and training in individuals on research-based interventions towards developing new functional foods in attainment of better nutritional status and prevention of disease.

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

ABOUT US

Department of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences (previously Nutrition and Dietetics) was established in the year 2012 within the premises of Health Sciences Wing to launch 10-semester graduate degree program leading to the degree of Doctor of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences (DDNS). The Department also offers post-graduate degree program of M.Phil in Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences. The Department is equipped with state of the art facilities to carry out practical and research-based experiments in its therapeutic food product development and nutritional chemistry laboratories. Highly qualified and conscientious faculty, in possession of Ph.D and M.Phil degrees in the subject are available to impart the best possible subjective knowledge to the students. Grooming of students is also accomplished by providing them opportunities for various curricular and extra-curricular activities carried out in the University from time to time. By the running year of 2019, the number of passed out DDNS classes has swelled to 3 including more than 70 students.

SCOPE

  • Nutritionists
  • Nutrition Educationists
  • Nutrition Consultants
  • Dieticians
  • Public Health Nutritionists
  • Clinical Dieticians
  • Food Service Administrators
  • Nutrition and Health Expert
  • Weight Management Expertise
  • Therapeutic Diet Planning

CAREER OPPORUNITIES

Our nutrition graduates may find jobs in both public and private sector organizations inside or outside the country as indicated below:

PUBLIC SECTOR

  • Public Health Departments
  • Department Health & Nutrition Programs
  • Research and Teaching Institutes
  • International Organizations: UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, FAO, World Bank
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Community Development Programs
  • Motivational Speakers

PRIVATE SECTOR

  • Multinational Companies
  • Independent Private Practice
  • Food Industries
  • Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Consultant for Private Companies and Hospitals
  • Airlines and Railways Services
  • Catering Services
  • Health Care Centers

FOREIGN COUNTRIES

  • Public Health departments in Middle East, Europe etc.
  • Independent Private Practice as registered dietitians

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ADMISSION

OPEN

FALL

2022