Post Graduate Diploma in Community Nutrition

The Postgraduate Diploma in Community Nutrition which follows the undergraduate degree contains courses which give you grounding in community work, policy and programme development. The second half of the year involves a community placement and a research project. You will work in the community with trained nutritionists and apply your nutritional expertise to the benefit of the community.

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Community Nutrition-Applications for 2013
Completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Community Nutrition will qualify candidates for registration as a Nutritionist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

1. Prerequisites for admission to the Postgraduate Diploma

BSc Human Nutrition or a graduate of another recognised university who has been admitted to the status therof (p109 College
Handbook)

 

2. Application details


Closing date for applications: 31 August of any given year.

2.1       Students must apply in writing for admission to the course and address letters:        

For Attention: Mrs S Kassier

Dietetics and Human Nutrition

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Pietermaritzburg,

Private Bag X01

Scottsville

3209

 

 Include the following information:

  • HPCSA registration number
  • The yellow form entitled "Application for admission to postgraduate study", completed in duplicate.      

Please note that although you may be based in Durban in 2017, the course is offered by the Discipline of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Therefore you need to indicate on the form that you are applying to the Pietermaritzburg Campus.

2.2    Graduates from other recognised universities (not UKZN) must apply in writing for admission to the course and address letters to:

The College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science

Private Bag X01

Scottsville

 3209

Pietermartizburg, or Click here

 

Send a copy of this letter to:

 

For Attention: Mrs S Kassier

Dietetics and Human Nutrition

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Private Bag X01

Scottsville

Pietermaritzburg

3209

 

Once you have returned your completed application form to the College Office, please submit the following to Mrs Jo Galliers:

  • Complete Academic Record to date
  • Two testimonials, one from the Department where the initial degree was obtained and one other written by a school principal, latest employer or minister of religion
  • Recent photograph, passport size

Graduates from a foreign university, please submit the SAQA assessment of the degree together with course (module) outlines and course (module) contents to the College Office. SAQA evaluations of foreign qualifications can be obtained by logging on to the following website:  http://www.saqa.org.za/ 

 

3. Syllabus

The Postgraduate Diploma in Community Nutrition consists of two semesters with a midyear vacation.  The first semester of lectures comprises the following modules: Public Policy Analysis (PODS701), Food Security Studies (FDSC730), Food Storage and Food Security (FDSC720) and Food Access for Food Security (FDSC730). The second semester involves fieldwork and comprises the following modules: Community Nutrition Case Study (NUTR730), Community Nutrition Internship (NUTR711) and a Research Project in Nutrition (NUTR741).  


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