Programme Details of M.S. Community Health & Nutrition (Revised Scheme)

Programme Name: M.S. Community Health & Nutrition (Revised Scheme)
Introduction: MS. Community Health and Nutrition is a value added degree for health professionals, it is a professional course for those who already have sound knowledge of Food and Nutrition and are working as Dieticians/ Nutritionists in Health Organizations.
Admission Requirement: Sixteen years of schooling or 4 years of education (130 credit hours) after HSSC/F. Sc/Grade 12 equivalent in the relevant discipline. Admissions will be made according to the criteria laid down by Higher Education Commission (HEC) for MS programs. Following degree holders are eligible for admission in this program. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) BS/ M.Sc. Food & Nutrition (Home Economics) BS/M.Sc Human Nutrition, Bachelor of Dentistry and Surgery (BDS) B/D-Pharmacy BS/B.Sc (Hons) Food Technology. M.Sc Public Nutrition
Selection Process: As per HEC criteria
Duration: 02 years
Medium of Instruction: English
Teaching Methodology: Face to Face
AIOU Credits Required: 36 Credit hours
Course Required: Course work equal to 24 credit hours
Elective / Major Courses:
Collaborations: Development of this program was initially facilitated by Kings College, London, U.K. in terms of scheme of studies, course contents and write up of the study material. The study centers are established at local teaching hospitals and related institutions at Islamabad/Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Faisalabad, Peshawar and Multan.
Workshop: 02 weeks workshop in each semster
Thesis: 12 credit hours research work
Practical: Lab/ community based
Viva: Yes/ thesis defence
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