Course - Post Graduate
Master of Arts in Nutrition & Health Education (M.A N&HE)

Duration: 2 years (3 semesters) + 1 semester internship.
Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Home Science or BA Nutrition or PG Diploma in Nutrition.

*Candidates must have passed BA with a nutrition paper. Those who have graduated in allied fields such as sociology, anthropology or social work will have to do bridging courses as per the recommendation of the Head of the Department

Master of Arts in Nutrition & Health is an interdisciplinary field of study involving physical sciences, biological sciences and social sciences. It is a course that draws and synthesizes the knowledge, concept and theories from arts and humanities as well. The curriculum at the Master’s level is focused on specialization and is practical oriented.

About the Course

Year

Course Description

Competencies

First year
I&II Semester

The course intent to provide advanced knowledge in nutritional sciences, food microbiology and sanitation, food preservation and quality control, mental health and counseling, welfare of women and child and extension management and community development. It will also help the student to performed food preservation and microbiological examination on food.

*The students will be able to develop food product and to check its quality.
*The students will be able to enhance nutritional counseling skills in mental health condition.
*The students will be aware on various issues and welfare programme of women and child .
*The students will be able to conduct nutritional survey, impart nutrition education and provide recommendations in relation to nutrition and health
* The student will be able to prepare and formulate strategies for community upliftment.

Second year
IIISemester

 

 

 

IVSemester

The course intent to provide advanced knowledge in dietetics, food facility layout and equipment, developmental communication and mental health through nutrition and research methodology and statistics.

It will also enable the students to gain hands-on-experience in advanced dietetics through practical classes, project and 6 month internship in Indian Dietetics Association (IDA) recommended hospitals and/ or in food industries/ set up and / or in community health centre

*The students will be able to carry out projects related to nutrition.
*The students will be equipped to become a dietitian and to meet the criteria for appearing the Registered Dietitian examination.
*The student will be able to become an entrepreneur in food processing and setting up a diet clinic.
*The student will be able to performed statistical analysis.
*The students will be able to apply   nutritional counseling skills in mental health condition.

Course of study

The course is designed to deliver a combination of

  • Theoretical knowledge: lectures, seminars, computer-aided learning, group discussions, debate, quiz, assignments, report writing and observation.
  • Practical knowledge: practical classes, demonstrations, hands-on clinical experience, model making, health camps, awareness programmes, internships, visit to hospitals, rural healthcare center and food industries.

Course outline

First Semester

Subject code

Subject Title

Credits

MNH501

Advanced Food  Science (Theory)

2+1

MNH502

Advanced Nutrition Through Development Stage

2+1

MNH503

Advanced Community Nutrition (Theory)

1+2

MNH504

Advance Nutrition

2+1

MNH505

Advanced Food Science (Practical)

2

MNH506

Advanced Food Microbiology

2+1

COMP501

PC Software Laboratory

1

ENGL501

English and Communication Skills

3

 

Total

21

 

Second Semester

Subject code

Subject Title

Credits

MNH511

Advanced Dietetics I (Theory)

2+1

MNH512

Advanced Dietetics I (Practical)

4

MNH513

Extension Management & Community Health Development

2+1

MNH514

Mental health and Counselling

2+1

MNH515

Research Methodology & Statistics

2

MNH516

Advanced Community Nutrition (Practical)

2

COMP511

PC Software Laboratory

1

ENGL511

English and communication II

3

 

Total

21

 

Third Semester

Subject code

Subject Title

Credits

MNH601

Advanced Dietetics II (Theory)

2+1

MNH602

Advanced Dietetics II (Practical)

4

MNH603

Food Preservation & Sanitation (Theory)

3+1

MNH604

Mental Health through Nutrition

2+2

MNH605

Mental Health through Nutrition Practical

2

MNH606

Food Facility Layout & Equipment

1+2

ENGL601

English and communication II

3

Total

 

23

 

Fourth Semester

Subject Code

Subject Title

Credits

MNH611

Dietetics Internship (6 months)

10

MNH612

Project

5

Total

15

Career prospects

This course is planned to promote an understanding of foods, nutrition and community health and their application through specialized professional training so that students can seek jobs as:

  • Teachers in schools and colleges
  • Nutritionists and counselors in governmental and voluntary organizations
  • Researchers in Universities and other academic institutions and in research and development units in industry
  • Administrators government and voluntary organizations
  • Entrepreneur in food preservation and production

This course is offered in:-

Allied Health Sciences Department,
Martin Luther Christian University,
Dongktieh, Nongrah, Shillong-793006

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Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

Contact Details

Martin Luther Christian University
Dongktieh, Block -1,
Nongrah, Shillong 793006
Meghalaya
Ph: 0364-2535467/0364- 2535437
E-mail: admin@mlcuniv.in , registrar@mlcuniv.in, admissions@mlcuniv.in
Website: www.mlcuniv.in