MPhil Public Health Nutrition

//MPhil Public Health Nutrition
MPhil Public Health Nutrition 2019-07-13T08:00:21+00:00


Nutrition plays an integral part in public health. Challenges like, growing obesity, diet-related diseases, non-availability of clean drinking water, healthy food and inequalities in provision of health services have led to a growing demand for trained public health nutritionists. This program will give the students, specialist scientific knowledge and practical skills needed to meet the contemporary challenges. Training in statistics, epidemiology, research methods, nutritional assessment, health promotion and prevention will enhance their professional skills, employability and development as a public health professional.


This program intends to enable students to:

  • Understand the role of nutrition in the etiology, prevention and management of community health issues.
  • Be able to critically appraise food and nutrition policies, direct and indirect interventions implemented to address public health & nutrition concerns.
  • Have ability to apply methods used for acquiring and interpreting nutritional, biological and epidemiological information.
  • Have improved ability to analyze, synthesize and summarize information critically.
  • Have improved ability to recognize the moral, ethical and social implications of scientific investigations and human interventions.
  • 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


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.


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.


  • 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 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.
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

  • Public Health Nutritionists work in public and private settings as:
  • Jobs directly related to your degree include:
  • Public Health Nutrition Consultants
  • Community Nutritionist
  • Nutrition Project Coordinator
  • Health Officers
  • Public Health Safety Officer
  • Research & Academia
  • International Organizations (U.N, NGO’s)