COURSE: BACHELORS IN DIETETICS

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Duration:
3 Years Full Time
The programme extends over four academic years during which period a student receives practical training as a student dietician at an institution or institutions approved for this purpose by the University.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 4 years full time

Compulsory Subjects


First year subjects:


  • General chemistry

  • Physics

  • Molecular and cell biology

  • Academic literacy

  • Computer literacy

  • People and their environment

  • Food

  • Chemistry

  • Information literacy

  • Dietetic profession

  • Cultural eating patterns

  • Anatomy of the torso


Second year subjects:


  • Introductory and neurophysiology

  • Circulatory physiology

  • Protein and enzymes

  • Carbohydrate metabolism

  • Nutrition

  • Medical microbiology

  • Food

  • Human nutrition

  • Lung and kidney physiology

  • Digestion, endocrinology and reproduction systems

  • Lipid and nitrogen metabolism

  • Biochemistry in perspective

  • Medical microbiology

  • Communication

  • Dietetic application of communication principles


Third year subjects:


  • Developmental physiology

  • Immunology

  • Culture and healthcare

  • Project planning and management

  • Pharmacology

  • Ethic and law in healthcare

  • Nutritional assessment

  • Dietetic¬† counselling

  • Developmental process

  • Food

  • Food service management

  • Medical nutrition therapy

  • Clinic and discussion class


Fourth year of study:


  • Community nutrition

  • Human nutrition

  • Medial nutrition therapy

  • Research project

  • Dietetics profession

  • Practice management

  • Food service management


Careers: dietician and nutritionist.

Source: www.up.ac.za

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