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Bachelor Science (Dietetic)

OVERVIEW

The Dietetics program is a well developed outcome based curriculum which emphasizes the integration of professional training and skills in areas of clinical nutrition, institutional food service management and community nutrition.  The 4-year program (139 credits) includes 46 weeks of Dietetics Professional Practice is designed to develop the competencies required of an entry level dietitian by providing practical learning experience in various practice-based settings.

Students combine theory learnt in classroom with supervised practical experiences in hospitals, government agencies, food service outlets, long-term care and wellness centers.  The graduates of this program will be able to work as competent dietitians and meet the market demands toward the development of a healthy and productive nation for the new millennium.

 

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

 

Components

Curriculum

Credit

Percentage

University courses

21

15.19

Core courses

107

76.97

Elective courses

9

6.47

Co-curriculum course

2

1.43

Total

139

 100

 

 

PROGRAMME OUTCOME

To provide a comprehensive education in the concepts of basic sciences, social science, behavioral science, food and nutrition.

  • To produce graduates with professional training in clinical nutrition, institutional foodservice management and community nutrition
  • To enhance research in dietetics field in order to contribute to the latest knowledge, nationally and globally

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

Fulfill University General Requirement and Programme Specific Requirement as required

  1. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR STPM CANDIDATE
  • University General Requirements
    • Grade C (GPA 2.00) in Pengajian Am; AND
    • Grade C (GPA 2.00) in other two (2) subjects; AND
    • Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) or equivalent qualification with minimum credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Melayu July paper; AND
    • Passed Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with minimum CGPA 2.00 and obtained at least:- 
  • Obtained at least Band 1 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • Programme Specific Requirement 
    • Obtained at least Grade B (GPA 3.00) in STPM for this subject: Biology; AND
    • Obtained at least distinction in SPM for this subject: Chemistry 
      OR
    • Obtained at least Grade B (GPA 3.00) in STPM for this subject: Chemistry; AND
    • Obtained at least distinction in SPM for this subject: Biology
  1. MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR MATRICULATION/ASASI
  • University General Requirement
  • Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/ equivalent with credit in Bahasa Melayu/or credit in Bahasa Malaysia July paper; AND
  • Passed KPM matriculation/ Asasi Sains UM/ Asasi UiTM/ Asasi Sains Pertanian UPM with a minimum CGPA 2.00; AND
  • obtained at least Band 1 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • Programme Specific Requirement
  • Obtained at least Grade B (GPA 3.00) in Matriculation/ Asasi for this subject: Biology; AND
  • Obtained at least Grade C/ C6 at SPM level in this course: Chemistry 
    OR
  • Obtained at least Grade B (3.00) for Matriculation level/ Asasi in this subject: Chemistry; AND
  • obtained at least Grade C/ C6 at SPM level in this subject: Biology
  1. MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR DIPLOMA/EQUIVALENT
  • University General Requirement
    • Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)/equivalent with credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or distinction in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July paper; AND
    • Obtained a Diploma or other qualification approved by Malaysian Government or other qualification certified by Malaysian Government and approved by the Universiti Senate
      OR
    • Passed Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination in year 2009 or before with a minimum CGPA 2.00 and at least Grade C (GPA 2.00) in Pengajian Am; and Grade C (GPA 2.00) in two (2) other subjects; or passed Matriculation examination year 2009 or before with a minimum CGPA 2.00; AND
    • Obtained at least Band 1 in Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
  • Program Specific Requirement
  • Obtained a Diploma in a suitable programmer or other qualification approved by the UPM senate or candidates that served the Health Sector (example : Health Inspector, Medical Assistant and Nurses from the Ministry of Health Malaysia that is approved by the UPM senate) and who fulfill these requirements: 
    • Obtained SPM certificate and passed Mathematic and Science;
    • Obtained certificate in related field;
    • Obtained at least five (5) years of experience in the Nutritional Science field.

 

CAREER & INTERNSHIP

Job opportunities for dietitians include positions in a variety of different areas: health care agencies or institutions, community organizations, businesses, food industry, education, research, media and freelance work.  The Clinical Dietitian is the health care team member responsible for the nutritional care of individuals who need special diet as part of their medical treatment.  Management Dietitians direct quality food delivery systems in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other group feeding establishments. A Community Dietitian works on the public health management team or in a specialized service programs for people with disability and special needs, patients on rehabilitation program, home nutrition support and populations at greatest nutritional risk.

Private Practice and Consultant Dietitians address health promotion through seminars, articles and newspapers and magazines and dietary counseling of individuals and groups.  The Business Dietitian works as a professional resource for corporations in product development, food styling and menu design.  In future, the demand for dietetic professionals will continue to be strong nationally and internationally.

FEES & FUNDING

*To Be Updated*

 

PROGRAMME RECOGNITION

*To Be Updated*

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Updated:: 17/07/2017 [m_akmalsa]

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FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Universiti Putra Malaysia
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