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Overview

The Doctor of Nutrition Sciences (DNS) covers aspects of nutrition and health, focusing upon the role that nutrition plays in health, lifecycle, aging and disease. It prepares graduates with expert-knowledge and skills, critical thinking abilities and aptitude to make effective nutritional assessments - become experts in applying the principles of clinical nutrition to patient care, and foster the development of dietetics practitioners and researchers. The curriculum integrates evidence-based practice in nutrition and dietetics which provides the foundation for students to complete outcomes based research project. With preeminent faculty, state of the art laboratories, and innovative teaching methodology that incorporates local resources with a global perspective, our students receive training that is both practical and valuable for them throughout their careers.


Objective

The program will train and promote students with skills to provide value-driven and client centred food, nutrition and dietetics services that represent best practices in society, enhancing the client and employer satisfaction

The program will provide quality education to students reinforced by practical training; monitor their achievements by providing them regular feedback of their performance and help them overcome the barriers in learning.

Program will develop interpersonal communication skills of students by engaging them in community based projects for assessment of health status, provision of information regarding healthy food and improved quality of life of population.

The program will broaden the horizon of nutrition science students by transformation of their analytical skills to establish evidence based practice, application of nutrition principles to health promotion and prevention of diet-related diseases.

The program will foster among students, a culture of leadership so that they become role models, mentors and entrepreneurs to enhance the profession of food, nutrition and dietetics being able to recognize and eliminate health disparities.

To educate clients, individuals and public on food choices that optimize health and prevent diseases.

To monitor trends and issues in the discipline of nutrition and translate this information into curriculum and training programs.

To engage the Faculty members and Professionals in continued education and professional development programs by conducting workshops, conferences and seminars

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