Central Campus of Technology
Dharan-14, Hattisar

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Background

There is prevalence of malnutrition in most of the developing countries, including Nepal. It is the responsibility of the nation to combat it. In this connection, National Planning Commission prioritized a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics (B.Sc. ND) program in 2006 A.D. to address this problem. Central Campus of Technology, therefore, can be an appropriate place to run the course. The existing courses of B. Tech. (Food) and B.Sc. (Microbiology) will be helpful and play a complementary role for successful running of B.Sc. ND program.

 

Objectives

The curriculum is aimed at protecting health and saving lives by deploying knowledge and expertise in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Hence, the course is intended to produce graduates with recognized clinical, public health and diet management skills. The graduates will be qualified to work as nutritionist and dietitian in the hospital setting and other specialized areas such as community and public health and other food and nutrition related sectors.

 

Eligibility for admission

Candidates who have passed I.Sc., 10+2 in Science, I. Tech. in Food/Lab Technology, or equivalent securing at least second division or equivalent shall be considered eligible to apply for admission to BND.

Admission criteria

A student who seeks admission to BND program:

 

Course structure

The entire BND course is of eight semesters (four academic years) constituting in total of 127 credit hours. Each semester consists of 16 to 18 credit hr (equivalent to 400 to 450 marks) except semesters VII and VIII.

In total, thirty-two papers are offered. Among them, eight papers consist of theory only; two theory papers consist of 3 credit hours (75 marks) and remaining six theory papers are given 2 credit hours (50 marks) each. Twenty-four papers consist of both theory and practical part. Thirteen papers are given 3 credits hours (2 credit hour theory and 1 credit hour for practical), while the rest eleven papers are given 4 credit hour (3 credit hour for theory and 1 credit hour for practical) each. One credit hour has given 25 marks for both theory and practical parts, respectively. For theoretical part, 1 credit hour has 16 teaching hours and for practical part, 1 credit hour has 12 to 16 practicals (36 to 48-16 teaching hours) depending upon the nature of the course. Each practical has 3 hours of duration.

In the seventh semester, there are two compulsory courses, namely, (i) Community based posting (2 months) of 6 credit hour and (ii) hospital based posting (3 months) of 8 credit hours. In the eighth semester students should carry out dissertation work of 12 credit hours as mentioned in the curriculum.

Curriculum

Types of
Courses

Subject
Code

Name of
Subjects

Nature of
course

Credit
hrs

Sub-Total

%
Distribution

Basic
 Courses 

BND 101

Biophysics 

Th+Pr

3+1= 4

19

15

BND 102

General Chemistry and ITA

Th+Pr

3+1= 4

BND104

Mathematics

Th

2

BND 103

Basic & Food Microbiology

Th+Pr

2+1=3

BND152

Medical Microbiology

Th+Pr

2+1= 3

BND 206

Basic Computer Application

Th+Pr

2+1= 3

Allied
Courses

BND 105

Principle of Food Science & Processing I

Th+Pr

3+1= 4

44

35

BND 151

Principle of Food Science & Processing II

Th+Pr

3+1= 4

BND153

Food Chemistry

Th+Pr

3+1=4

BND 154

Human Physiology I

Th+Pr

2+1=3

BND 155

Hygiene & Sanitation

Th

2

BND 201

Nutritional Biochemistry I

Th+Pr

2+1= 3

BND203

Human Physiology II

Th+Pr

2+1= 3

BND205

Pharmacology

Th

2

BND 251

Nutritional Biochemistry II

Th+Pr

2+1= 3

BND 253

Food Toxicology

Th+Pr

3+1= 4

BND 254

Catering & Food Service management

Th+Pr

3+1= 4

BND 255

Food Quality Control & Management

Th

2

BND 303

Applied Statistics in Health & Nutrition

Th+Pr

3+1=4

BND 356

Research Methodology

Th

2

Core
Courses

BND 202 A

Health & Nutritional Aspects of Food

Th

3

64

50

BND204

Human Nutrition I

Th+Pr

2+1=3

BND 252

Human Nutrition II ( Life cycle nutrition)

Th+Pr

2+1=3

BND 301

Clinical Nutrition I

Th+Pr

2+1=3

BND 302

Dietetics I

Th+Pr

2+1=3

BND304

Basic and Nutritional Epidemiology

Th+Pr

3+1 =4

BND 305

Nutrition Educatioin and Behaviour
 Change Communication

Th+Pr

3+1 =4

BND 352

Clinical Nutrition  II

Th+Pr

2+1=3

BND 352

Dietetics II

Th+Pr

2+1=3

BND 353

Food & Nutrition Security

Th+Pr

3+1=4

BND 354

Public Health Nutrition

Th

3

BND 355

Nutrition for Athletics and Sport Person

Th

2

BND 401

Community Based Posting (2 months)

Pr

6

BND 402

Hospital Based Posting (3 months)

Pr

8

BND 451

Dissertation (6 months)

Pr

12

 

 Total

 

 

127 

127

100

Faculty Members of Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
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