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Bachelor of Dietetics (Hons)

Offered by: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees700/Sem
FacultyKulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

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.

Entry Requirements

Minimum CGPA Requirements into Undergraduate Programmes (Ex-Centre for Foundation Studies Students)

  • A pass in the IIUM Matriculation Centre's final examination with a CGPA of not less than 2.50 

 

The general academic requirements for admission into undergraduate degree programmes of IIUM (General Requirements for Malaysians)

  • A Pass at the SPM level or equivalent with at least
  • A Credit in Bahasa Melayu / Bahasa Malaysia or equivalent A Credit in “Pendidikan Islam” / “Tasawwur Islam” / ”Pendidikan Al-Qur’an & As-Sunnah” / ”Pendidikan Syariah Islamiah” at the SPM level or equivalent; A Credit in any three (3) subjects in SPM/equivalent.

AND

  • A Diploma or any other Equivalent Qualification with a CGPA 3.00 recognized by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the Senate of the University

OR

  • A Pass at the STAM examination with at least Jayyid Jiddan:

OR

  • A Pass at the STPM examination with a CGPA of 3.00 or at least:
  • Grade C [Subject Grade Point (SGP)] of 2.00 in the General Paper; Grade C [Subject Grade Point (SGP)] of 2.00 in two [2] of other subject taken.

AND

  • Obtained a required Band in the “Malaysian University English Test” (MUET) as specify by each programmes.

* 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)

  • At least three (3) principal passes in the General Certificate of Education ‘Advanced Level’ (GCE) ‘A’ Level Examination (UK Educational System) obtained in one sitting;

OR

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum of six (6) subjects obtained in one sitting;

OR

  • Any other qualifications that are recognized by the Senate of the University as equivalent to the above

 

Language Requirements

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:

  • A score of 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 
  • 6.0 points in the test administrated by the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS)
  • If they do not have either of these qualifications, applicants may sit for the IIUM-administered English Placement Test (EPT), in which they must obtain at least 6.0 points to fulfill the requirement.
  • Applicants interested in programmes taught in Arabic must obtain an exemption after sitting for the IIUM-administered Arabic Placement Test (APT).

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.

Intake Months

September

Career Prospects

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.


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