Postgraduate Programmes in

FOOD AND NUTRITION

A.        M. Sc in Food and Nutrition

B.        Postgraduate Diploma in Food and Nutrition

 


1.         INTRODUCTION


Recent advances in the Nutritional Science have promoted a greater understanding of the role of nutrition in health and diseases.  At the same time there has been a realization of the role of food and nutrition in national development and national policy planning.  There is a great need for trained personnel in nutrition and dietetics, in medical, educational, agricultural and developmental fields.  The Master of Science in Food and Nutrition is a postgraduate course designed to cover all aspects of human nutrition with equal emphasis on the needs of nutritionists, dieticians and those engaged in food industry.

2.         Objectives:


Objectives of the postgraduate programmes in Food and Nutrition are as follows:

*          To promote teaching and research activities in Applied Nutrition. 

*          To initiate manpower training and establishment of training facilities in Applied Nutrition and related disciplines. 

3.         Benefits to be gained from the M. Sc in Food & Nutrition:


On completion of M. Sc. in Food and Nutrition programme, a student will be able to

  • gain a thorough foundation in the principles of nutrition,
  • equip with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in different fields in applied nutrition, 
  • obtain skills necessary for engaging in and interpreting nutrition research,
  • identify and asses nutritional problems in the country, and determine their underlying causes,
  • plan, implement and evaluate strategic nutrition intervention programmes to overcome nutrition problems. 

 

9.         Admission criteria: 

9.1       Eligibility

Applicants should be graduates of a recognized Sri Lankan or foreign university with one of the following qualifications.

1.         B. Sc. Special Degree in Biological Sciences. 

2.         B. Sc. General Degree in Biological Sciences. 

3.         Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Medical, Dental or Veterinary Science. 

4.         Any other qualification acceptable to the Faculty of Graduate studies and approved by the Senate of the University of Kelaniya. 

9.3.      Fees:

Selected candidates will have to pay the following fees before the commencement of the course.

Year 1


For First year

Local candidates

Foreign candidates

SAARC countries

Other Countries

Registration fee

Rs.     1,000.00

US $     15.00

US $    15.00

Tuition fee

Rs. 125,000.00

US $ 1875.00

US $ 3000.00

Science fee      

Rs.     2,000.00

US $     30.00

US $    30.00

Library fee       

Rs      1,500.00

US $     20.00

US $    20.00

Examination fee

Rs.     2,000.00

US $     30.00

US $    30.00

Tuition fee shall be paid in two installments (Rs. 75000/- at the registration and the balance Rs 50000/- at the beginning of the second semester). 
Registration fee, Library fee and Science fee should be paid according to the procedure stipulated by the Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya.

Year 2

 

Local candidates

Foreign candidates

Registration fee

Rs.   1,000.00 

US $  15.00

Tuition fee

Rs. 50,000.00 

US $ 750.00

Examination fee

Rs.    2000.00

US$    30.00

Course units and Pathways:

YEAR I - SEMESTER I                                  

Course Unit

Code

PGDFN

MSCFN

Introduction to Food and Nutrition

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C

C

Physiology, Biochemistry & Genetics related to nutrition

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C

C

Food & Diets

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C

C

  • Agricultural Nutrition, Parasitology and Environmental Sanitation

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C

C

  • Principles and Practices in Dietetics

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C

C

  • Statistics  for Applied Nutrition

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C

C

YEAR I - SEMESTER II                                 

Course Unit

Code

PGDFN

MSCFN

Applied Nutrition and Epidemiology

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C

C

  • Food Microbiology, Food Hygiene and Food Technology

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C

C

  • Health Education and Sociology

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C

C

YEAR I – SEMESTER I &  II                                 

Course Unit

Code

PGDFN

MSCFN

Management of Nutrition Related Project

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C

C

  • Sports Nutrition

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E

E

Nutrition in Conflict Situation and Recent Advances in Nutrition

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E

E

Food Service Management

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E

E

Community nutrition

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E

E

YEAR II– SEMESTER I &  II                                  

Course Unit

Code

PGDFN

MSCFN

M.Sc. Research Project
(Throughout the year)

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-

C

 

 

 

 

X = 30 credits                         C = Compulsory                     E = Elective

M. Sc in Food & Nutrition (MSCFN)

Postgraduate Diploma in Food & Nutrition    (PGDFN)