Nutrition is the science that deals with the study of foods and nutrients and their effect on health; growth and development of an individual. Dietetics is the practical application of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease. Nutrition and dietetics is an exciting and challenging field with an encouraging future. With the rise in non-communicable diseases related to nutrition (for example obesity; diabetes; cardiovascular diseases and cancers); there is increased interest in healthy eating and lifestyles. More people are turning to nutritionists and dietitians for expert advice. Hospitals; industry and communities are continually looking for qualified dietetians to help develop wellness and diet programmes and provide diet therapy to individuals with diseases.
At least B in Biology, Chemistry and Physics/Mathematics.
Minimum B4 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics.
Minimum B in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics/Mathematics
Matriculation in Science (by Ministry of Education Malaysia):
Pass with CGPA 3.00 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics with at least GPA 3.00 in Biology and Chemistry
Other qualifications will also be considered, however, it is subject to the approval by the Programme Director.
YEAR 1 - SEMESTER 1 & 2
Professionalism in Nutrition & Dietetics
Principles of Human Nutrition
Statistics for Health Professionals
Food, Culture & Nutrition
Principles of Food Preparation Sports and Exercise Science
YEAR 2 - SEMESTER 1 & 2
Introduction to Psychology
Nutritional Assessment Methods
Nutrients & Metabolism
English for Academic Purposes
Food Service Management 1
Pathophysiology & Clinical
Management of Diseases
Understanding the Patient /Contemporary Nutrition
YEAR 3 - SEMESTER 1 & 2
Food Service Management II
Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Nutrition Counselling and Education
Research Methods in Nutrition
Nutrition in Health Promotion
Scientific Communication in Nutrition
Food Safety and Regulations
Medical Nutrition Therapy II
Research Project in Nutrition & Dietetics II
Nutrition in Excercise in Sports
Controversies in Nutrition/ Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
YEAR 4 - SEMESTER 1 & 2
Clinical Dietetics Practicum
Community Nutrition Practicum
Food Service Practicum
All of the course material is delivered by staff from the Bedong Medical College.