MASTER OF HEALTH SCIENCES (PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION)

Duration : 1 year (2 long semesters and 1 short semester).

Full time only.

Entry

Requirements

: Bachelor Degree in related field with a good Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA≥ 2.75) from any Institution of higher learning recognized by the Senate; or
Other qualification, equivalent to a Bachelor Degree and other qualification or experience recognized by the Senate.
International applicant should get a minimum score of 550 for TOEFL or Band 6.0 for IELTS.

 

Master of Health Sciences (Public Health Nutrition) offers training for health professionals/scientists to venture in public health nutrition which will provide an added value to their current qualifications. Graduates from this program however, are not eligible to practice as a nutritionist unless their first degree is in nutrition (based on the latest Professional Allied Health Act). Courses are carried out through lectures, seminars, problem-based learning and discussions. By the end of the semester, students will have to complete a mini project that is related to public health nutrition.

 

 

Course Structure

 

Semester I

Core courses
NNND6234   Advanced Nutritional Status Assessment
NNND6453   Research Designs and Statistics
NNND6354   Public Health Nutrition and Policy
NNND6253   Health Behavioral Sciences
NNND6432   Research Project I

Elective (Choose only one elective course)
NNND6053   Human Physiology and Nutrient Metabolism in Health and Disease
NNND6553   Nutritional Epidemiology
NNND6573   Nutrigenomic and Personalized Nutrition                                     

Semester II

Core courses
NNND6424   Nutrition Intervention and Education
NNND6484   Public Health Communication
NNND6623   Critical Evaluation in Diet and Supplement
NNND6724   Lifestyle approach for NCD prevention
NNND6442   Research Project II

Elective (Choose only one elective course)
NNND6383   Nutrition for Sports and Exercise
NNND6363   Organization Behavior and Personnel Management
NNND6543    Bio active component and functional for health

Semester III

NNND6456   Research Project III

 

Course Coordinator:

 

Associate Professor Dr. Hasnah Haron
+603-9289 7457
hasnaharon@ukm.edu.my