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Postgraduate Diploma/ M.Sc. Degree in Food and Nutrition:

Recent advances in the nutritional science have promoted a greater understanding of the role of nutrition in health and diseases.  At the same time, there has been a realization of the role of food and nutrition in national development and national policy planning.  There is a significant demand for trained personnel in nutrition and dietetics, in medical, educational, agricultural and developmental fields.  The Master of Science in Food and Nutrition is a postgraduate course designed to address many aspects of human nutrition..

Objectives of the postgraduate programmes in Food and Nutrition are as follows:

  • To promote teaching and research activities in Applied Nutrition.
  • To initiate manpower training and establishment of training facilities in Applied Nutrition and related disciplines.

On completion of M. Sc. in Food and Nutrition programme, a student

  • Will have a thorough understanding on the principles of nutrition,
  • Will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in different fields in applied nutrition,
  • Will have the  skills necessary for engaging in and interpreting nutrition research,
  • Will be able to identify and asses nutritional problems in the country and to determine their underlying causes,
  • Will be able to plan, implement and evaluate strategic nutrition intervention programmes to overcome nutrition problems.

Postgraduate Diploma/ M.Sc. Degree in Food and Nutrition

Course code

Course Title

Year 1

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Introduction to Food and Nutrition

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Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics related to nutrition

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Food and Diets

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Agricultural Nutrition, Parasitology and Environmental Sanitation

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Principles and Practices in Dietetics

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Statistics for Applied Nutrition

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Applied Nutrition and Epidemiology

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Food Microbiology, Food hygiene and Food technology

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Health Education and Sociology

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Management of Nutrition Related Projects

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Sports Nutrition

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Nutrition in Conflict Situation and Recent Advances in Nutrition

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Food Services Management

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Community Nutrition

Year 2

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M.Sc. Research Project  (Throughout the year)