COURSE: BSC IN NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE

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3 Years Full Time
This programme equips graduate students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to enter the nutrition and food science industries.

Type: undergraduate degree

Duration: 3 years full time

Compulsory Sujects


First year subjects:


  • Computer literacy

  • General chemistry

  • Academic literacy

  • Physiology

  • Molecular and cell biology

  • General physics

  • Mathematics

  • Biometry

  • Information literacy

  • Introductory genetics

  • Introduction to microbiology


Second year subjects:


  • Introduction to proteins and enzymes

  • Carbohydrate metabolism

  • Introduction to food science and technology

  • Growth diversity and control of bacteria

  • Nutrition

  • Foods

  • Lipid and nitrogen metabolism

  • Biochemistry in perspective

  • Principles of food production and preservation

  • Cultural eating patterns

  • Nutrition during life cycle


Third year subjects:


  • Integrated food science

  • Food chemistry

  • Foods

  • Community nutrition and public health

  • Food microbiology

  • Food, nutrition and health

  • Food compliance and applied nutritional programmes


Careers: nutritionist, food scientist, product developer, quality controller.

Source: www.up.ac.za

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