Nutrition is the science that deals with the study of foods and nutrients, and their effect on an individual from an environmental, socio-cultural, psychological and behavioural perspective. Nutrition also addresses consumer concerns on food and water safety, food quality and regulations.
The Nutrition programme from IMU equips students to pursue careers in various fields including industry, education, health promotion, research and journalism.
The curriculum accords strong emphasis not only on core nutrition modules, but also on key profession-supporting modules such as nutritional status assessment, diet-related non-communicable diseases, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, communication and marketing management.
IMU’s Nutrition programme provides students with a rigorous experience in research methodology and application for each stage of the research process and data management. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their completed research in scientific conferences and journals.
Through past one and a half years of studying nutrition, I have done some community projects, field trips, and hands on assignments. The challenges my course mates and I experienced through these assignments are packed with learning experience. They get us closer to the actual issues that are happening in the community. Field trip is a great example, we had the opportunity to visit health clinics and interact with practicing nutritionists and dietitians and these experiences allows us to realise what we can provide with our profession. I am not sure whether my fellow coursemates feel the same but this is what I think.
I learnt that teamwork is very important to make a successful group project. The project enabled me to mix around with people and communicate effectively. It also empowered me and I believe what I had learnt here will be beneficial for my future career and studies.
BSc (Home Science) (India), MSc (Food Science & Nutrition) (India), M Phil (Food Science & Nutrition) (India), PhD (Community Nutrition) (India)
Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Community Health), PhD (Vaccine Technology)
BSc (Nutrition & Community Health) (Mal), PhD (Nutritional Science) (Mal)