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HUMAN NUTRITION

 

MMedSci (Nutrition) qualification by dissertation:  Degree code: MM095. Plan code: MM095HUB21.

MMedSci (Dietetics) qualification by dissertation: Degree code: MM095.  Plan code: MM095HUB20]


Qualification convener: Assoc Prof M Senekal (Department of Human Biology)


Admission requirements 

An applicant for

the MMedSci specialising in Dietetics (HUB5014W) must have a BMedSciHons (Nutrition & Dietetics), or a four-year degree in dietetics, or the equivalent.

the MMedSci specialising in Nutrition (HUB5015W) must have a BMedSciHons (Nutrition & Dietetics), or a BSc(Hons) specialisation in Nutrition, or a four-year degree in dietetics, or the equivalent; or a BSc(Hons) specialisation in a nutrition-related science, e.g. human physiology, biology, human genetics, or molecular biology (see FMZA2.2 for prerequisites in respect of the latter option).


Co-requisites

FMH20.1

Students registered for the MMedSci specialisation in Nutrition and the MMedSci in Dietetics may be required to register for and pass research methodology and biostatistics courses, depending on their academic background, preferably in the first year of their MMedSci (Note: The marks obtained for these courses do not contribute to the final mark for the qualification and students must pay for these courses over and above the course fees.)

FMH20.2

Students registered for the MMedSci specialisation in Nutrition who enter the qualification with a BSc(Hons) in Physiology, or Biochemistry, or Genetics, or another approved nutrition-related science, and who do not have any nutrition modules in their undergraduate or honours qualification, will be expected to complete and pass the three prescribed normal nutrition courses, which run from February to April each year, in the first year of their MMedSci (Note: The marks obtained for these courses do not contribute to the final mark for the MMedSci qualification and students must pay for these courses over and above the course fees.)


Duration of qualification

FMH21.1

The MMedSci by dissertation must be completed in a minimum period of at least one year full-time and a maximum period of three years full-time or five years part-time.

FMH21.2

A candidate who has not submitted the required dissertation within five years will not be permitted to register for another year unless the Head of the Division concerned recommends accordingly on grounds of satisfactory progress.


 Ethics approval

FMH22

Students registered for the MMedSci must obtain approval for their research study from the Faculty Research Ethics Committee, and institutional approval as well, if required.

 

 


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