BS Human Nutrition & Dietetics (HND)

Superior University’s BS Human Nutrition & Dietetics program enables the students to understand the foundations of food science and develop the skills required to critically assess conventional notions about nutrition and health. Encompassing a wide range of core competencies, the curriculum helps the students learn about nutrition, public health, and how social behavioural factors and professional conduct influence nutrition and wellbeing.

Beside micronutrient deficiencies, the incidences of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, obesity, hypertension and kidney & liver problems are increasing day by day due to unsafe and poor quality diets.

Realizing the importance of human nutrition in daily life and emergencies like earthquake, drought, famine and man-made disasters, the Superior University started a multidisciplinary and inter-institutional 4-years degree program leading to BSc (Hons.) Human Nutrition & Dietetics (HND). It is a 4 year based program with total eight semesters including 133 credit hours and total 45 courses will be studied in this program. The eligibility criteria are FSC pre-medical or equivalent with 50% marks. The degree is awarded on successful completion of 16 years of education after higher secondary school education. The basic training of research work and practice is also included. Afterward, Graduates are employed in health and human services settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, food industries, adult care facilities, youth agencies, schools and food service establishments.

PEO’s

  • Be a qualified professional having high quality dietetic education and supervised practice to make evidence based practical decision
  • Be a competent graduate with interpersonal competencies engaged in the health profession and the improvement of human well being
  • Be a life- long learner who are able to cooperate new evidence based technologies and knowledge into practice

PLO’s for Human Nutrition and Dietetics

  1. Knowledge and understanding of healthy eating, physiological functions of human body throughout the life cycle, dietary sources and requirements of micro and macro-nutrients for people of all ages and groups.
  2. Expert and skillful in making diet plans of different diseases for different age groups, calculating calorie value, BMI, energy expenditure and meal/menu planning for different institutes and organizations.
  3. Develop and implement different programs for the health and well being of population and community
  4. Critically analyze the disease condition, micro/macro-nutrient deficiencies and develop innovative food products for the prevention and treatment of disease.
  5. Understand and mange eating habits and life style behaviors of clients, population and community.
  6. Plan life-long learning activities with the aim of improving professional skills.

Semester 1

CourseCredit Hours
Functional English
3
Introduction to computer3
Anatomy3
Physiology3
Principles of Food Science
3
Total15

Semester 2

CourseCredit Hours
Communication Skills
3
Introduction to Biochemistry
3
Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
3
Physiology - II
3
General Pathology
3
Islamic Studies
2
Total17

Semester 3

CourseCredit Hours
Micronutrients in Human Nutrition3
Mathematics3
Pakistan Studies2
Technical Writing and Presentation Skills
3
Food Microbiology
3
Food safety and Quality Management
3
Total17

Semester 4

CourseCredit Hours
Probability & Biostatics3
Nutrition Deficiency Disorders3
Assessment of Nutritional status3
Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals3
Social Entrepreneurship
3
Food analysis3
Total18

Semester 5

CourseCredit Hours
Nutrition Through The Life Cycle
3
Meal Planning & Management
3
Nutrition and Psychology
3
Food & Drug Laws
3
Nutritional Education and Awareness
3
Dietetics - I
3
Total18

Semester 6

CourseCredit Hours
Public Health Nutrition
3
Global Food Issues
3
Nutrition Policies and Programs
3
Nutritional Practices in Clinical Care
3
Food Toxins & Allergens
3
Total15

Semester 7

CourseCredit Hours
Sports Nutrition3
Global Food Issues3
Research Project/internship3
Nutritional Practices in Clinical Care3
Food Toxins & Allergens3
Total15

Semester 8

CourseCredit Hours
Research Project
6
Nutrition Epidemiology
3
Food Service Management
3
Nutrition Care in Emergencies Cases
3
Total15

To accommodate modern trends, Institute may reserve the right to change course requirements, fees, course classifications, course contents, class schedules, venues, faculty and the like, whenever it deems appropriate