M.Phill. Nutrition & Dietetics

//M.Phill. Nutrition & Dietetics
M.Phill. Nutrition & Dietetics 2019-07-13T08:00:05+00:00

Overview

The University of South Asia prepares students to improve individual and population health through the study of foods, nutrients, dietary behaviors, health outcomes, and food and policy environments. This program is for the student’s community to provide them the latest techniques in the field of Diet & Nutritional Sciences worldwide. After completing this program, they can move further for Master & M.Phil in Diet & Nutritional Sciences or can work independents.

Roadmap

Student must study 38 Credit Hours (8 courses and 1 thesis). Some courses are compulsory to meet the requirement of your degree while others are optional to cater to student’s individual interest.

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The following courses will be covered in this program of study.

1st Semester
Code Course Title CH
PHNRM-711 Research Methods I 3
PHNRM-712 Bio-Statistics 3
PHNRM-713 Community Nutrition & Interventions 3
PHNRM-714 Nutrition Health Prevention 3

2nd Semester
Code Course Title CH
PHNRM-721 Research Methods II 3
PHNRM-722 Public Health Nutrition 3
PHNRM-723 Nutrition Education & Counseling 3

3rd Semester
Code Course Title CH
PHNRM-811 Human Resource Management 3
PHNRM-812 Nutrition Epidemiology 3
PHNRM-813 Evidence Based Practice 3

4th Semester
Code Course Title CH
PHNSM-821 Seminars 2
PHNRP-822 Research Project/Dissertation 6

Eligibility Criteria

For all programs in Health and Life Sciences
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • 60% marks F.Sc. (Pre-medical)/A level or equivalent.

Assessment

  • A semester is a sixteen weeks of continuous studies.
  • As per HEC requirement, fifty minutes of class lecture or 100 minutes of supervised lab work done during sixteen weeks of a semester is called a credit hour.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) is a number that indicates a student’s average grade.
GPA GRADE
GPA 4.0 A
GPA 3.0 B
GPA 2.0 C
GPA 1.0 D
  • Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is the overall GPA earned by the student during the entire tenure of studies. Bachelors (Hons) students are required to obtain a CGPA of 2.0 to graduate.
  • The total number of 40 to 42 courses with a total of 132 credit hours are required to complete a 4-year Bachelor degree program. Additionally, 6 to 12 credit hours of project work is required.
  • Students have to repeat courses with lower GPA to reach a CGPA of 2.0.
  • There are two exams conducted during each semester: mid-term and final-term.
EXAM PERCENTAGE(%)
Mid-Term 20%
Final-Term 40%
Class Attendance 10%
Assignment,Quizzes 30%
  • No supplementary tests are conducted. Students failing in a subject are required to repeat the entire course.
  • Students found guilty of cheating are fined Rs. 10,000 and are required to repeat the course.
  • Student can freeze their semesters by submitting an application to the Director of Student Affairs. A maximum of three semesters can be frozen.
  • Students must report back within the given time failing which their admission will be cancelled.
  • The fee to freeze a semester is Rs. 2,500.
  • Fee deposited for a particular semester cannot be ‘carry-forward’ for another semester even if the student opts to use the freeze option.

Employment Scope

Clinical Nutritionists work in a wide spectrum of healthcare sector. Some major roles that they have in this sector include:

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Clinical Nutritionist
  • Dietitian
  • Food Researcher and Scientist
  • Production Manager
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Assurance Officer
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Marketing Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Project Coordinator