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Master of Science Program in Nutrition

Degree Name
: Master of Science (Nutrition)
Abbreviation
: M.Sc. (Nutrition)

            The Master of Science in Nutrition program provides an excellent place for students to gain knowledge in nutrition. Emphasis is placed on providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to systematically analyze major nutritional problems, determine their causes and consequences, develop suitable interventions to overcome them, and then evaluate the efficacy of these interventions for nutritional improvement. Students enrolled in this graduate degree program can choose from four areas of specialty, namely clinical, community, toxicological, and experimental. Students within this program may plan to apply for the Ph.D. program further, pursue a career in academia, or they may use their Master of Science degree as a stepping stone for career advancement within the private sector or as a member of various governmental or non-governmental institutions.


Objectives

The objective of this degree program is to produce quality graduate students by instilling in them with the knowledge and the capacity to learn based on a foundation of good moral values, in accordance as follows:

  1. Being an example of good character with strong ethical conviction
  2. Possess analytical problem-solving skills using evidence-based scientific reasoning and its application for selecting an appropriate study design and statistical analyses
  3. Possess good leadership, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
  4. Possess strong information technology (IT) skills
  5. Able to correctly assess the nutritional status of a given population or individual5. Able to correctly assess the nutritional status of a given population or individual

Career Opportunities

  1. Researcher in an academic institution, research facility, food industry, or hospital
  2. Nutritionist in a hospital, health institute, food service industry, health and fitness centers, food and nutrition-related industries, or relevant government ministries
  3. Consultants to public and private agencies, international agencies, research projects, health promotion units, and food and nutrition-related industries

Admission Requirements

  1. Hold or currently studying in the last semester of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary, nursing, or public health, from an accredited national or international academic institution with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average
  2. Applicants may be exempted from the above requirement, on a case by case basis, depending upon approval and consent given by the program committee and the dean of the graduate studies, Mahidol University.

Curriculum Structure

Core Course
21 credits
Elective Courses
  6 credits
Thesis
12 credits
Total
39 credits

Core Course

RANU 601
4(4-0-8)
RANU 603
2(1-2-3)
RANU 604
2(1-2-3)
RANU 608
4(2-4-6)
RANU 609
3(2-2-5)
RANU 611
2(2-0-4)
RANU 612
1(1-0-2)

Elective Courses

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • RANU 613
    2(2-0-4)
    RANU 614
    2(1-2-3)
    RANU 617
    2(1-2-3)


  • Experimental Nutrition & Biochemistry
  • RANU 618
    3(1-4-4)
    RANU 624
    2(0-4-2)
    RANU 627
    2(1-2-3)
    RANU 631
    3(3-0-6)
    RANU 634
    2(1-2-3)
    RANU 635
    2(1-2-3)
    RANU 636
    2(0-4-2)


  • Toxicology in Food and Nutrition
  • RANU 602
    3(3-0-6)
    RANU 622
    2(2-0-4)
    RANU 623
    2(1-2-3)

    Thesis

    RANU 698
    12(0-48-0)