MSc in Human Nutrition

The programme is designed to train highly skilled postgraduates to be professionals in nutrition and related fields, who will be able to undertake advanced research and plan for the implementation of nutrition improvement programmes at all levels in the country for the alleviation of nutrition insecurity problems. 
 

  • ABOUT PROGRAMME
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • TUITION FEES
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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Summary of Courses under the Programme and their Distribution.

YEAR 1

SEMESTER I

Core and elective courses and their units/credit in semester I

 

Course ante

Module name

L*

T*

AS*

IS*

P*

Credits

AEA 600

Statistics

40

15

10

15

15

9.5

HN 600

Nutritional metabolism

30

10

15

10

15

8.0

HN 601

Nutrition Epidemiology

20

10

15

15

20

8.0

HN 603

Food and Nutrition Security

20

10

15

10

10

6.5

HN 604

Maternal and Child Nutrition

25

10

10

10

15

7.0

HN 610

Research Methods in Nutrition

20

10

10

20

20

8.0

 

Total Core courses

155

65

75

80

95

47.0

L*= Lectures, T*= Tutorial/Seminars, P*= Practical, AS*= Assignment, IS*= Independent Study

Elective courses and hours and credit in semester I

Course ante

Course name

L*

T*

AS*

IS*

P*

Credits

HN 614

Nutrition in Emergencies

20

20

10

5

15

7.0

FS 603

Advanced Food Analysis

30

5

15

20

20

9.0

FQS 603

Food quality and safety management

30

5

10

5

10

6.0

HN 607

Nutritional Biochemistry

20

5.0

10

10

25

7.0

DS 603

Gender and Development

22

17

13

13

0

6.5

 

Total Elective courses

122

52

58

53

70

35.5

Total  Semester I

277

117

133

133

165

82.5

L*= Lectures, T*= Tutorial/Seminars, P*= Practical, AS*= Assignment, IS*= Independent Study

SEMESTER II

Core courses and their course units/credit in semester II

 

Course ante

Course name

L*

T*

AS*

IS*

P*

Credits

HN 602

Nutritional Anthropology

20

15

15

20

0

7.0

HN 605

Community Nutritional Assessment

25

10

15

20

25

9.5

HN 606

Therapeutic Nutrition

20

10

15

20

15

8.0

HN 608

Nutrition Counselling and Advocacy

15

15

10

20

10

7.0

HN 609

Public Health and Health Systems

20

15

15

20

0

7.0

HN 611

Planning and management of nutrition programmes

20

15

15

20

0

7.0

Total core Semester II

120

80

85

120

50

45.5

L*= Lectures, T*= Tutorial/Seminars, P*= Practical, AS*= Assignment, IS*= Independent Study

Elective courses and hours and credit in semester II

Course ante

Course name

L*

T*

AS*

IS*

P*

Credits

FQS 606

Food Hygiene

30

15

25

10

15

9.5

HN 612

Nutrition in Geriatrics

20

20

15

10

0

6.5

HN 613

Clinical Nutrition

20

10

10

5

25

7.0

FS 605

Food Sensory Evaluation

25

5

15

5

10

6.0

DS 609

Project Monitoring and Evaluation

30

20

15

15

0

8.0

Total  elective  Semester II

125

70

80

45

50

37.0

Total    Semester II

245

150

165

195

100

85.5

L*= Lectures, T*= Tutorial/Seminars, P*= Practical, AS*= Assignment, IS*= Independent Study

Proposal development

 

Code

 

Course Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

HN 615

Research Proposal Writing

0

60

0

0

90

15.0

HN 616

Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45.0

 

Sub-Total

0

110

0

0

490

60.0

L*= Lectures, T*= Tutorial/Seminars, P*= Practical, AS*= Assignment, IS*= Independent Study

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Regulations pertaining to coursework evaluation shall be as per SUA general regulations and guidelines with the following additions. There shall be one exit point. 

(a) Successful completion of all core and elective courses and research part of the programme will qualify a candidate for award of a Master of Science in Human Nutrition.

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

A candidate should hold an honours degree of the Sokoine University of Agriculture, or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning deemed to be equivalent to an honours degree of Sokoine University of Agriculture. In addition to the above general qualification to Master’s degree at SUA, the following are additional requirements for M.Sc. (Human Nutrition):

  1. Possession of an upper second degree in Human Nutrition, Home Economics, Food Science and Nutrition, Food Technology, Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Agriculture and related fields.
  2. Admission may also be granted to holders of advanced diploma with distinction or credit in the fields under 1 above provided the applicant has a minimum of two years experience after graduation from the diploma course.

See also: General Minimum Admission Qualifications for Postgraduate Studies

For further information, please contact
The Director,
Directorate of Postgraduate studies, Research, Technology Transfer and Consultancy
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3151, Chuo Kikuu,
Morogoro, Tanzania.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013,
Fax: +255 023 2640013
E-mail: postgraduate.students@suanet.ac.tz
Website: http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/

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