Undergraduate
Programme Code:
08BOHN
Duration:
4.00
Mode of Study:
Full Time
Accreditation:
NQF Level 8, Credits 482

Bachelor of Human Nutrition

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Human Nutrition is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of human nutrition, the related biosciences and their application to the maintenance of human health in public health domains as well as the prevention and management of disease. The programme enables students to apply their knowledge of nutrition and holistic approaches to contribute to the alleviation of malnutrition and nutrition-related morbidity and mortality in Namibia. Students will be capacitated with relevant knowledge and skills in foundational cognate areas including food chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, food security, etc., and be able to apply this knowledge in understanding the role of diet in health maintenance and illness prevention. The programme, further 3 aims to produce graduates who can deliver quality nutritional services within a wide range of settings including public health, health education or health promotion, the food industry, and other areas of nutrition.

On completion, graduates who intend to practice as Nutritionists will be eligible to register with the Health Professions Council (HPCNA) of Namibia. After registration with HPCNA, they may be able to find employment in both public and private sector, municipalities, research institutions, other health related institutions, as well as teaching/training institutions.

Admissions Requirements

General admission requirements of which 15 points must be obtained in Biology, Mathematics and Physical Science. No symbol may be lower than a C or pass in InSTEM bridging programme. Mature Age Entry applications must pass with 50% in NUST English and Mathematics tests.

Career Opportunities

Registered Nutritionists in various positions in public and private sector, municipalities, research institution, health related intuitions as well as teaching/training institutions.

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

HSP511S

Health Sciences Physics

None

HSC511S

Health Sciences Chemistry

None

AAP511S

Anatomy and Physiology

None

Semester 2

IBC521S

Introduction to Biochemistry

None

IFN521S

Introduction to Foods, Nutrition and Health

None

GEP521S

Gastro-intestinal and Endocrine Physiology

None

Year 2
Semester 3

MIB611S

Microbiology

None

FSN611S

Food Security and Nutrition

None

EPD611S

Epidemiology 2A

Health Statistics and Anatomy and Physiology

NTL611S

Nutrition through the Life Cycle

Introduction to Foods, Nutrition and Health

 

Semester 4

FCH621S

Food Chemistry

Introduction to Biochemistry

MCN621S

Maternal and Early Childhood Nutrition

Nutrition through the Life Cycle

FSS621S

Food Service Systems Management

None

 

Year 3
Semester 5

CLN711S

Clinical Nutrition 1

None

PDT711S

Principles of Diet Therapy

None

Semester 6

FPP721S

Food Processing and Preservation

None

NAP721S

Nutrition Anthropology

None

Year 4
Semester 7

CNN811S

Community Nutrition

None

NHT811S

Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Therapy

None

NAN811S

Nutraceuticals and Nutrigenomics

Food Chemistry

Semester 8

MTN821S

Mini-thesis

Research Methodology

WLN821S

Work Integrated Learning

All courses up to Semester 7.

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