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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Dietetics

Offered by: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
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Exam BodyUTAR, Malaysia
Course Duration4 years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees55000 / Course
Fees (International Student)73800 / Course
CampusKampar Campus
FacultyFaculty of Science (FSC)
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

Dietitians are trained professionals involved in managing diseases by providing appropriate dietary therapies. Dietitians are also involved in the prevention of diseases through health promotion and health education. 

This profession invites an extensive variety of career possibilities. Dietitians work together with other healthcare professionals in health clinics, government/private hospitals and food service industries to manage individuals with various disease conditions. 

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Dietetics is a 4-year programme consists of 12 trimesters. The programme incorporates a wide-ranging scope of knowledge required for Dietetics practice; including biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, human nutrition, fundamentals of food preparation, the role of nutrition in disease prevention and treatment, and medical nutrition therapy for individuals with diseases. 

There is emerging demand for dietitians in Malaysia and overseas. More dietitians are required to meet the desired ratio for the development of a healthy nation for the new millennium. Dietetics profession may be labelled as the "hidden gems" among the healthcare professions

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Intake Months

Jan, May, Oct

Career Prospects
  • Clinical Settings/Government and Private Hospitals 
  • Community Settings Consultancy/Private Practice Dietitians 
  • Food Industries 
  • Food Service Institutions 
  • Management 
  • Marketing and Sales 
  • Military and Security Services 
  • Public Health Agencies 
  • Public Relations Sports and Fitness Centres 
  • Teaching/Research 

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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