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Bachelor of Dietetics (Honours)

Be a Dietitian

Intake starts in March, October

Duration

4 years

Programme Level

Bachelor

Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus

Intakes

March, October
Academic Calendar
Available to International and Domestic students.
(N/0915/6/0004 (MQA/PA12171) 0825)

Overview

Is our Dietetics programme for You?

Are you passionate about the influence of a nutritious diet on overall health and well-being? Our dietetics programme is your entryway to becoming a certified dietitian, arming you with the necessary knowledge and skills to positively affect individuals' health.

UoC's Dietetics programme offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide graduates with knowledge and experience in areas such as medical nutrition therapy, basic medical sciences, nutrition and food science, as well as equipping the students with clinical and research skills.

Our dietetics programme stresses the importance of real-world application. It offers hands-on experience, effectively narrowing the gap between academic learning and professional practice. Students will have the chance to collaborate with healthcare professionals in clinical environments, engage with various populations, and hone communication and counselling abilities that enable people to adopt healthier lifestyle choices.

 

Career Impact

Career Prospect

Graduates of our Bachelor of Dietetics (Hons) programme can look forward to various meaningful careers in the field of nutrition and dietetics. The programme acts as a foundational pillar for individuals aiming to chase their dreams by furnishing them with vital knowledge, practical abilities, and professional qualifications necessary for these careers.

Career Organisation

Graduates with Bachelor of Dietetics (Honours) can expect to work in the following key sectors:

  • Public and private hospitals and clinics
  • Food services institutions
  • Marketing and sales
  • Consultancy in a community setting
  • Private practice dietitians
  • Public relations within the sports industry
  • Fitness centres
  • Teaching/research

Course Structure

Course Description

The Bachelor of Dietetics is a four-year programme that covers a broad spectrum of knowledge essential for dietetics practice. The course equips students with a deep understanding of diet and nutrition, with a special focus on medical nutrition therapy (MNT).


Year 1

  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Principles of Food Science
  • Human Psychology
  • Nutrition through the Lifecycle
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Pathophysiology and Clinical Management
  • Public Speaking and Presentations

Year 2

  • Assessment of Nutritional Status
  • Food Preparation
  • Professional Practice in Dietetics
  • Pharmacology and Immunology for Dietetics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Young Mercy
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy 1
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Research Methodology
  • Nutrition Care Process
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Elective 2 & 3

Year 3

  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy 2
  • Food and Nutritional Toxicology
  • Dietetics Research 1
  • Food Service Management
  • Dietetics Research 2
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy 3
  • Dietetics Seminar
  • Community Dietetics Placement
  • Dietetics Counselling and Education
  • Sport Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Elective 4

Year 4

  • Food Service Placement
  • Outpatient Dietetics Placement 1
  • Inpatient Dietetics Placement 1
  • Outpatient Dietetics Placement 2
  • Inpatient Dietetics Placement 2
  • Special Dietetics Placement

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Experienced lecturers will deliver lectures, tutorials and practicals, while clinical instructors will guide students during clinical placements.

On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state of the art facilities.
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Off Campus Learning

Students will undergo clincal, food service and community training at selected private or public hospitals, health clinics and centres to learn real world scenarios that would in turn make them competent dieticians.

Solve World Challenges

At UoC, The Bachelor of Dietetics (Hons) course is an exceptional avenue for those keen on nutrition and eager to make a positive impact on public health through dietary solutions.

By recognising the challenges and fostering a passion for the profession, graduates can significantly contribute to the nutrition and dietetics field, altering lives for the better.

Entry Requirement

Qualification

Requirement

Pre-University or STPM
Matriculation

Overall CGPA 2.50 with minimum GPA 2.33 in TWO of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
  •  Chemistry
A-Level
A-Level

Minimum Grade C+ in TWO of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics/Mathematics
  •  Chemistry
Diploma
Diploma

Minimum CGPA of 2.75 in a related field OR recognised Diploma with CGPA less than 2.75 in related field and a minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the related field.

Prerequisites

Requirement

Other

English language requirements for all students:

Minimum MUET Band 3 or IELTS 5.5 / TOEFL 550 of paper-based or equivalent.

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
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