Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

The programme aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the principles of human nutrition in terms of science and practice, by laying a broad foundation in applied food and nutrition science and aspects of management of nutrition interventions that is informed by research, to stimulate an informed interest in, and critical analysis of, the development and progress of nutrition and health and their relevance to the diverse range of food and nutritional needs at national and international levels and to build upon and consolidate the knowledge of food and nutritional science and data analysis and manipulation as a basis for possible more advanced, post-graduate studies in appropriate fields of applied nutrition.

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
3 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
MTH 102    Basic Mathematics                
HN 101    Anatomy and Nutritional Physiology                
HN 102    Introduction to Human Nutrition                
FT 100    Introduction to Food Science                
FT 102    Food Biochemistry                
FT 104    Food Microbiology I                
CIT 100    Computer Applications                
                
ELECTIVES COURSES
AEA 101    Agricultural    Economics    and Development                
EE 101    Introductory Sociology                
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development                
AEA 104    Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                        
                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
HN 103    Nutrition Life Cycle                
HN 104    Child Care and Development                
HN 105    Nutritional Assessment and Surveillance                
MTH106    Introductory Statistics                
EE 103    Introductory Anthropology                
SC 101    Communication Skills II                
FT 108    Food Analysis and Instrumentation I                
               
ELECTIVES
*CIT 100    Introduction to Microcomputers                
RD 110    Science, Technology and Agrarian Development                
BLS 106    Molecular Biology                
EE 105    Principles of Administration and Management                
FT 107    Introductory  Food Biotechnology                
                 

SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
HN 200    Clinical Nutrition                
HN 201    Nutritional Epidemiology                
HN 203    Information Technology Applications in Nutrition                
HN 205    Design and Planning Nutrition Programmes                
FT 204    Food Chemistry                
HN 202    Livelihood Analysis                
FT 201    Food Analysis and Instrumentation II                
                
ELECTIVES COURSES
RD 201    Introduction to Gender and Development                
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development                
FT 211    Principles of Food Processing and Preservation                
BLS 203    Analytical Biochemistry                
    
* RD 201 is a pre-requisite course for RD 301 Gender and Development

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
HN 204    Nutritional Biochemistry                
HN 206    Nutrition and Diseases                
HN 207    Food and Nutrition Security                
FT 212    Food Storage and Handling                
HN 208    Geriatric Nutrition and Counselling                
FT 209    Sensory Evaluation and Product Development                
HN 209    Research Methodology                
                
ELECTIVES COURSES
EE 206    Programme Planning and Evaluation                
EE 208    Adult Learning and Development                
RD 203    Introduction to Demography and Population Studies                
RD 204    International Relations and Economic Cooperation                 

SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
HN 300    Research   Project I                
FCS 303    Catering and Institutional Feeding                
FT 304    Food Hygiene                
HN 301    Community Health and Health Promotion                
HN 302    Nutritional Anthropology                
HN 303    Participatory Methods, Advocacy and Resource Mobilisation in Community                
RD 313    Socio-Economics of Rural Livelihoods                
                
ELECTIVES COURSES
RD 308    Designing Rural Development Programmes/Projects                
CIT 300    Information and Communication Management                
FT 303    Food Quality Assurance and Legislation                
RD 301    Gender and Development                
AEA 304    Business Strategy                
AEA 305    Agribusiness Project Appraisal and Evaluation                
BLS 312    Public Health and Risk Assessment                

SEMESTER 6
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
HN 309    Research Project II                
HN 304    Nutrition Counselling                
HN 305    Nutrition Management in Emergency and Disasters                
HN 306    Nutrition Information, Education and Communication                
HN 307    Policy Analysis for Food and Nutrition                
FCS 305  Family Life Education                
                
ELECTIVES COURSES
AEA 311    Business Laws and Ethics                
EE 307    Sociology of Development                
RD 309    Rural Development Programmes/Projects Appraisal, Monitoring & Evaluation                
 

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition requires Two principal passes (4 points) in Chemistry and Biology/Home Economics/ Science and Practice in Agriculture/Food and Nutrition and Mathematics/Physics/Geography at A- level certificate OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Human Nutrition or Home Economics or Food Science or Nursing or Community Development or Clinical Medicine and other related fields and THREE credits   or FOUR passes in relevant science subjects at O-level certificate

Tshs 1,263,000 per year.

Apply for this Programme

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using online admission system  which can be accessed at http://www.suasis.sua.ac.tz/index.php/registration

The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), 
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,
MOROGORO.

Inquiries should be sent to:
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro    

Email: admission@sua.ac.tz    
Web: www.dus.sua.ac.tz

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