Bachelor of Dietetics (Hons)
Offered by: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
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|Exam Body||Internal Degree, Malaysia|
|Course Duration||8 Sem|
|Part Time/Full Time||Full Time|
|Faculty||Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences|
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia||Yes|
|Level of Study||Bachelor's Degree Level|
|Field of Study||Medicine & Healthcare|
|Stream Requirements||Science Stream|
Dietetics has nutritional science as its core. It is an interdisciplinary and applied subject that is concerned with the application of nutritional science for treatment of disease and the promotion of health for individuals and groups. It is concerned primarily with ensuring that individuals have the appropriate nutrients from the food they eat. Dietetics requires the integration of a broad range of natural and social sciences so that practitioners can educate and empower individuals and groups to improve food intake to the benefit of health.
Dietetics is concerned with the nutrition of the individuals both in health and disease at a primary level and extends through to tertiary care in acute specific medical condition. Therefore, dietetics is essentially the manipulation of diet to improve health. This requires reflective practice, systematic clinical reasoning and a problem-solving approach as well as an understanding of individual circumstances, including age, gender, socio-economic status, disease state, food habits and lifestyle, to assess nutritional status and formulate appropriate dietary advice.
Minimum CGPA Requirements into Undergraduate Programmes (Ex-Centre for Foundation Studies Students)
The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM (General Requirements for Malaysians)
* The University reserves the right to change the above requirements at any time without prior notice.Three principal passes, or 'C' grades in the STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia) examination,
The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM (International Qualifications)
Depending on the programme of study, instruction at IIUM is carried in English and/or Arabic. Applicants wishing to pursue studies in programmes taught in English must obtain:
Applicants who are unable to submit satisfactory results in any of the tests above may take up language proficiency courses at the university to fulfill the admission requirements.
Practitioners of dietetics use their interpersonal skills, knowledge and expertise in other arenas such as industry (especially food and pharmaceutical), primary research and development, education, local government, the media and private practice. Dietitians practice in many different areas such as: Clinical Dietetics, Community Dietetics, Food Service and Nutrition Management, Education and Research, Consultant in Private Practice, Consultant in Tertiary Healthcare, Consultant in Business or Business Communication, Dietetics in Sport and Fitness, Dietitian in Military and Security Services.
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.