WHAT IS MS, FOOD NUTRITION AND DIETETICS?

The Postgraduate Program in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics crosses borders and disciplines, for training and understanding of supportive nutritional treatments, and developing skills in preventive measures through balanced nutrition.

The program   brings together new and emerging trends in healthcare at several levels and takes into account recent discoveries in human biochemistry and nutritional medicine.

The program encourages students to think critically, communicate effectively and analyze scientific research in the field of nutrition.

WHY STUDY “MS, FOOD NUTRITION AND DIETETICS ‘’ AT NIU?

Department of Clinical Nutrition is a leading and well-established department of the university providing practice skills in Medical Nutrition Therapy for Indoor and Outdoor patients in Paeds, Medical, Surgical, Gynae, Intensive Care and Critical Care Units at Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore under the supervision of Consultant Clinical Nutritionists throughout 2-years postgraduate degree program to have hands on practice and graduate as experts in their field.

SCOPE & CAREER PROSPECTS

The students after completing the degree will be able to practice in Government and Private Sectors as:

  1. Consultant Clinical Nutritionist/Dietitian
  2. Community Nutritionist/Public Health Nutritionist
  3. Nutrition Educationist and Researcher

Nutrition Program Officer

Faculty Applied Sciences
Department Clinical Nutrition
Study Level Postgraduate
Program Duration 2 Years
Program Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 30
Intake Fall/ Spring Semester

List of Approved Courses for MS Food, Nutrition And Dietetics

Group 1 = Clinical Nutrition Group 2= Food Sciences
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
FND-701 Therapeutic Role of Macro and Micronutrients 3(2-1) FND-714 Life Cycle Nutrition 3(3-0)
FND-702 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy 3 (2-1) FND-715 Food Safety and Quality Management 3(3-0)
FND-703 Functional Foods, Ageing & Degenerative Diseases 3(3-0) FND-716 Food Chemistry 3(3-0)
FND-704 Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics 3(3-0) FND-717 Food & Nutrition Services Practice 3(2-1)
FND-705 Advanced Human Nutrition & Metabolism 3(3-0) FND-718 Nutritional Immunology 3(3-0)
FND-708 Recent Advances in Human Nutrition 3(3-0) FND-710 Food Laws and Regulations 3(3-0)
FND-709 Clinical Aspects and Nutritional Influences on Biochemistry 3(3-0)
FND-711
Food Toxins & Allergens 3(3-0)
FND-712 Sports & Exercise Nutrition 3(2-1)
FND-713 Nutritional Practice, Communication & Counselling Skills 3(0-3)
Group 3= Public Health Nutrition Group 4= Research
Code Subject Credit Hours Code Subject Credit Hours
FND-706 Applied Community Nutrition 3(2-1) FND-719 Seminar – I 1 (0-1)
FND-721 Nutritional Epidemiology 3 (3-0) FND-720 Seminar – II 1(0-1)
FND-722 Global Food Issue 3 (3-0) FND-707 Research Methods 3(2-1)
FND-723 Community Nutrition (Food, Nutrition and behaviour) 3(3-0) FND 726 Special problem 1(0-1)
FND-724 Nutrition Education & Awareness 3 (3-0) FND-725 Research and Thesis 6 (0-6)

Note

  • Major Courses will be compulsory in specific semester.
  • Minor/ Elective courses will be as per course work requirement of each student and will not be more than 1/3 of the total credit hours (as per HEC criteria).
  • Biochemistry and Physiology will be offered as Minor courses.
  • Biostatistics as Deficiency course will be offered as per requirement of the course work.
  • BS/BSc. Hons. Nutritional Sciences, BS/BSc. Hons. Home Economics (Major: Food & Nutrition), BS/BSc. Hons. Human Nutrition & Dietetics, BS/BSc. Hons. Food Science & Technology, MBBS, Graduation in Medical Sciences such as MBBS/BDS, HEC approved degrees; BHMS, BEMS, BS/BSc. (Hons) Nursing (4 years degree program after FSc Pre-Medical), MPhil Developmental Biology, MS/MPhil Biological Sciences, BS (Hons) Biochemistry, BS (Hons) Biotechnology, BS (Hons) Physiology, Doctor of Pharmacy. No 3rd division in entire academic career, CGPA 00/4.00, Minimum 50% marks from GAT Subject or 60% marks in departmental test followed by an Interview by Admission Committee.
Program Duration (years) Admission Fee Security Deposit Semester Tuition Fee (PKR)
MS Food, Nutrition & Dietetics 2 20,000 5,000 127,500

Other Charges Chart

Other Charges Amount (PKR)
Application Processing Fee (One time Charges) 1,500
Clubs & Societies Fund 1,500
Semester Enrollment Fund 2,000
Practical Learning Lab* 1,500
Semester Examination Fee 2,000
Admission Fee (One time Charges)
Security Deposit (One time charges – Refundable)

*Practical Learning Lab charges are not applicable in case of MS Food, Nutrition & Dietetics, MPhil
Physiology, MS Economics, MBA (1.5 / 2 Years)

Notice:

• The above Fee Structure does not include any govt. taxes and students will be charged taxes u/s 236 I of income tax ordinance. Students will be charged taxes when their annual fee would be more than PKR 200,000/-
• The fees and related charges are subject to revision at any time against non-proportionate inflation or an increase in the cost of the provision of services
• Additional Per Credit Hour Fee will be charged for Summer Semester or separate course offered during the normal tenure to meet the deficiency requirement
• To get the refund of security original receipt must be presented.

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