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Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics is a profession which applies the science of nutrition in the maintenance of health in each of the life cycle stages as well as to the dietary management of various disease conditions.

Our 4 year dietetics degree program equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to practice in any of the 3 key focus areas of the profession, i.e. Therapeutic Nutrition, Community Nutrition and Food Service Management.

Graduates will gain:

  • The ability to comprehend, analyse, synthesize and apply selected theories with a broad base of knowledge from basic sciences and clinical placements to support general practice
  • An understanding of the need to participate in the change process of health care systems across different sectors of population and diverse people
  • The ability to identify problems related to clinical research and to apply findings in order to inform the evolution of evidenced-based practice
  • The knowledge and understanding needed to identify and apply basic concepts of teaching and learning in general practice and in the promotion of health and preventive illness amongst diverse populations
  • The knowledge and ability to use basic concepts of leadership, including knowledge of internal and external organisational influences on practice in order to provide continuity of health care delivery
  • A working knowledge and skill of effective clinical judgment required for assessment, determining differentials, planning, implementing and evaluation in the context of care delivery
Year One
  • Principles of Nutritional Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Introduction to Microbiology/ Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Communication Skills
  • Basic Applications in ICT

 

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Food Microbiology
  • Diet Therapy I
  • Crop and Animal Husbandry
  • Entrepreneurship Skills
  • Sociology of Health
Year Two

Nutritional Status Assessment

Biostatistics

Dietetic Meal Planning and Preparation

Food Service Systems Management

Biochemistry 

Nutritional Immunology

Clinical Medicine

 

Nutrition Education and Health Promotion

Nutrition across the Lifespan

Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Public Health and Community Nutrition

Food Chemistry and Analysis

Nutrient-Therapeutic Interactions

Ethics and Law in Health Care


Recess

  • Nutrition Practice I
Year Three
  • Advanced Human Nutrition
  • Computer Applications in Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Micronutrient Metabolism
  • Nutritional Product Development & Innovation
  • Diet Therapy II
  • Research Methods

Electives

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  • Maternal, Infant and Child Care
  • Nutrition & Dietetic Guidance & Counselling
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Nutraceuticals and Nutrigenomics
  • Basic Human Pharmacology


Recess

  •     Guidance and Counseling
  •     Nutrition Practice I
  •     Internship Training in Clinical Nutrition (hospital-nutrition unit attachment)
Year Four
  • Health Economics in Nutrition
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Advanced Nutritional Status Assessment
  • Food Processing and Preservation 
  • Research Dissertation Report

Elective

  • Management in Nutrition 
  • Human Nutrition & Dietetics Professional Development
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Environmental Health

Professional opening for graduates in foods, Nutrition and Dietetics include the ministries of Health, Agriculture, Private and Government Hospitals, Hospices and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) and other community service oriented organisations. Graduates of the program can be deployed in the community as field nutritionists by the government ministries or NGO’s, to advice families on food production and consumption in order to improve household food security and nutrition status.

The graduates of this program are also well prepared for self-employment in the area of food service delivery, and as diet counselors to individuals or groups with diet related ailments.

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent with two principle passes in either

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Diploma in Health Sciences from a recognized institution