This exciting degree course examines nutrition and health of the human body, explores the causes and physiology of disease, and considers ways in which human health can be improved. It involves study of the science of nutrition, human biology and health to explore a range of subjects including nutritional analysis, obesity, food safety, nutritional intervention and disease. The social and behavioral dimension is also recognized as an important factor in many of the nutritional health issues, and this is also feature of the programe.
The study of nutrition, diet and lifestyle are areas that are continually growing and evolving and there is evidence to suggest that many of the major diseases in the world are related to diet in some way or the other. Scientific research has given us an excellent understanding of the fundamental aspects of nutrition, including what makes up a balanced diet, how our bodies use different foods, and how we can be confident that our food is safe to eat.
During the course, students will be assessed through a diverse mixture of essays, reports, nutrition assessments, practical laboratory reports, examinations and a dissertation. Students can expect to gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of nutrition and human health as well as experience of various techniques including nutritional assessment, diet planning, and dietary counseling according to disease and laboratory analysis of nutrition.
Nutrition education and training should enable the student to understand the role of food in relation to human physiological processes that depend on its absorption, beneficial or adverse effects, utilization, growth, energy production, and repair of body tissue etc, the body’s requirements for nutrients and the role, they play in optimum functioning of human metabolism and biochemistry, so as to achieve a thorough awareness of relationship b/w human deficiencies, diseases and various nutrients.
Associated Department at Fatima Memorial Hospital
The Department of Nutritional Sciences is leading way in research. It provides information and services to meet the nutritional needs of patients during their hospital stay and their recovery. The Department offers outpatient consultations and medical nutrition therapy. Nutrition education programs that empower patients and their families to make appropriate dietary choices that promote good health are also offered.
We also run an Internship programe which includes experience under the supervision of dietitians in clinical nutrition, management; nutritional counseling .over 750 dietitians have completed our dietetic internship programe since its inception in year 2006.
We provide a wide range of services for FMH patients and their families, employees, students and visitors. These services include; nutrition care for patients who are hospitalized and require complex modified diet and for those who come in for consultancy in our outpatient clinics. A purpose-built cafeteria serves more than one million customers per year, and offers high quality catering services for medical center and the students on campus