The Faculty of Health Sciences offers the following programs at Tripoli Campus:

Program Description

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Nursing, students must successfully complete a total of 106 credits + ICDL. The standard duration of study for attaining a Bachelor Degree in Nursing is 6 semesters.


Academic Staff :

Chairperson Prof. Dr. Rajaa Fakhoury
Assistant Professors Dr. Sawsan Moustafa, Dr. Nesrine Abdel Karim, Dr. Mirna Fawaz, Dr. Ahmad Tassi
Part-time Lecturers Dr. Ali Samaha, Dr Hiba Deek, Mrs. Rona Nsouli

Mission :

The mission of the Nursing Department is to promote and maintain the highest level of education through improvement in education, research quality, and community services in the fields of Nursing. The Department offers a comprehensive educational program through varieties of teaching/ learning methodology, laboratory, clinical experiences and field training, which are culturally and ethically sensitive. Graduates of the Department will be able to function in changing and diversifying health care settings. The Department provides evidence-based practice according to the highest professional standards by the incorporation of recent research findings into professional practice. To achieve its mission, the Department relies on highly specialized and dedicated staff members.

Objectives:

Enhancement of the academic experience, growth and the provision of increased educational opportunities through:

  • Providing competent professional graduates who can meet the rapid changes in the health field.
  • Preparing graduates to practice in a manner responsive to the community needs while maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • Promoting and maintaining continuous cooperation and interaction with local, regional and international health care organizations.

Developing research and knowledge transfer activities through:

  • Providing open access to a number of international journals through the e-library.
  • Allowing undergraduate and postgraduate nurses to participate in the development of research projects.
  • Providing opportunities to the staff members to participate in research projects.
  • Supervising and supporting post-graduate students while conducting research and writing their theses, which are selected according to the needs of the health care practice.
  • Establishing a research committee as a lesion between the faculty of health science, Beirut Arab University and different health facilities.

Providing Community Services:

  • Demonstrating awareness of community health needs and problems, factors affecting them, and different modalities of interventions; with attention to vulnerable population.
  • Considering community and market needs when addressing curriculum changes.
  • Participating in the process of continuous professional development of nurses in different health care practices
  • Providing health education and services to various community sectors.

Organizational development and strategic investment of resources:

  • Developing the existing nursing labs to provide high quality learning, teaching and research environment.
  • Selecting and retaining of high quality staff and investing in staff development according to the university employment policies.
  • Developing an information infrastructure to support excellence in learning, teaching and research.

Intended Learning Outcomes :

Knowledge and understanding

K.1. Identify principles underlying the interaction between humans and their environment that affect health.

K.2. Recognize basic and health-related sciences underpinning nursing practices.

K.3. List physiological, psychosocial, and educational needs of the health care consumers.

K.4. Explain the role of the nurse in improving health, health promoting activities, and palliative care.

K.5. Define the role variation of health care teams and service providers according to individual’s/ groups needs and health care settings.

K.6. Recognize professional scope of practice.

K.7. Identify principles of communication skills utilized for the development of effective personal interaction.

K.8. Enumerate the principles and concepts of leadership/ management in health care.

K.9. Explain policies, procedures and guidelines concerning ethical issues and the rights of consumers.

K.10. Describe evidence based practice and research processes to be utilized in the delivery of health care.

K.11. Discover new advancements in nursing that have an impact on the individual’s capacity to practice nursing.

Intellectual Skills

I.1. Synthesize knowledge derived from the basic/health and nursing sciences for the development of professional skills and decision making in nursing practice.

I.2. Evaluate the collected information using logical judgment based on systematic approaches.

I.3. Formulate specific plans for meeting needs/problems taking into account time scale, workload and resources available within the context of holistic health care.

I.4. Use reasoning skills in prioritizing actions.

I.5. Set health educational goals according to identified needs/problems.

I.6. Analyze current and emerging health needs and problems within the surrounding society.

I.7. Conduct a research/research proposal/independent project based on the best research evidence .

Practical and Professional Skills

P.1. Gather relevant information from a wide range of sources including electronic data.

P.2. Conduct nursing assessments in different health care settings according to guidelines and standards.

P.3. Deliver holistic, individualized and centered care.

P.4.Apply health care promotion measures considering social, cultural, educational, technological, environmental, legal, ethical, economic and spiritual issues.

P.5. Use teaching / learning principles in implementing educational activities to patient/ client and subordinates

P.6. Practice in accordance to evidence-based guidelines and standards applicable to health care settings.

P.7. Record professionally the collected data, nursing diagnosis, actions to be taken and their outcomes.

P.8. Examine anatomical structure and features of specific human body organs.

General and Transferable Skills

G.1. Appreciate the vision, mission, objectives and values of the organization.

G.2. Use best available evidence- based standards and guidelines for conducting and evaluating nursing performance.

G.3. Assume responsibility for safe, competent and ethical health care accountable to the profession.

G.4. Communicate effectively with individuals and/or groups and communities through interpersonal, written and technological strategies.

G.5. Act as a role model and mentor, sharing knowledge and experience with peers and experienced health providers.

G.6. Demonstrate on-going commitment to personal and professional growth.

G.7. Assume leadership skills through formal and informal roles.

G.8.Consider culture diversity of individual groups, and communities.

Degree Requirements :

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Nursing, students must successfully complete a total of 106 credits + ICDL. The standard duration of study for attaining a Bachelor Degree in Nursing is 6 semesters.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates can work in hospitals, primary health-care centers, schools, elderly homes, as well as national and international health organizations.

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
BCHM215 Biochemistry 3 2Lec, 2Lab, 0Tut MCC
NURS207 Nursing Fundamentals and Professional Ethics 3 3Lec, 0Lab, 0Tut MCC
NURS209 Nursing Fundamentals: Practice 2 0Lec, 6Lab, 0Tut MCC
NURS215 Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses 3 2Lec, 2Lab, 0Tut MCC
PATH203 Pathophysiology 3 3Lec, 0Lab, 0Tut MCC
------- University Requirement 3 3 CUR
Second Semester
BIOL226 Microbiology 3 2Lec;2Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS216 Adult Health Nursing I: Theory 3 3Lec; 0Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS218 Adult Health Nursing I: Practice 2 0Lec;6Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS220 Health Assessment Across the Life Span 2 1Lec; 3Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS222 Emergency Care Nursing: Theory 3 3Lec; 0Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS224 Pharmacology for Nurses 3 3Lec; 0Lab;0Tut MCC
------- University Requirement 2 2 CUR
Third Semester
HESC301 Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness 2 2Lec; 0Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS307 Adult Health Nursing II: Theory 3 3Lec;0Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS309 Adult Health Nursing II: Practice 2 0Lec;6Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS319 Critical Care Nursing: Theory 3 3Lec; 0Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS321 Critical Care Nursing: Practice 2 0Lec; 6Cln; 0Tut MCC
------- University Requirement 2 2 CUR
------- University Elective 1 1 UEC
Fourth Semester
HESC302 Research and Evidence Based Practice 2 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
NURS310 Adult Health Nursing III: Theory 3 3Lec; 0Prac;0Tut MCC
NURS318 Pediatric Health Nursing: Theory 3 3Lec; 0Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS320 Pediatric Health Nursing: Practice 2 0Lec;6Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS324 Adult Health Nursing III: Practice 2 0Lec;6Cln;0Tut MCC
------- University Elective Course 1 1 UEC
------- Major Elective Course 4 4 MEC
Fifth Semester
COMM201 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
NURS405 Obstetric and Gynecological Health Nursing: Theory 2 2Lec; 0Cln;0 Tut MCC
NURS407 Obstetric and Gynecological Health Nursing: Practice 2 0Lec; 6Cln;0 Tut MCC
NURS409 Mental Health and Illness Across the Life Span 1 1Lec; 0Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS419 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3 2Le;3Cln; 0Tut MCC
------- University Elective 3 3 UEC
Sixth Semester
IPEH512 Interprofessional Education for Health Care 1 0Lec; 2 free interactive learning activities; 0Tut MCC
NURS406 Community and Gerontological Health Nursing: Theory 3 3Lec; 0 Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS408 Community and Gerontological Health Nursing: Practice 2 0Lec; 6 Cln; 0Tut MCC
NURS410 Leadership and Management in Nursing 3 2Lec;3Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS416 Practicum II and Independent Project 4 0Lec; 12Cln;0Tut MCC
------- Major Elective Course 2 2 MEC

Major Core Courses(MCC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
NURS226 Emergency Care Nursing: Practice 2 0Lec;6Cln;0Tut MCC
NURS322 Nursing Practicum I 4 0Lec;12Pract;0Tut MCC

Major Elective Courses(MEC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
NURS211 Therapeutic Nutrition 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS212 HEALTH CONCEPTS 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS313 INFECTION CONTROL 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS317 CHANGE IN HEALTH CARE 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS412 PALLIATIVE CARE 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS414 HEALTH INFORMATICS 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS415 HEALTH EDUCATION 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS417 QUALITY CONTROL 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC

University Elective Course(UEC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
NA000 University Elective 2 2 UEC

University Requirement Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Type
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) Mandatory
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. Mandatory
ENGL001 GENERAL ENGLISH 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) Mandatory

Program Description

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, students must successfully complete a total of 100 credits + ICDL. The standard duration of study for the award of a Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is 6 full semesters.


Academic Staff:

Chairperson Prof. Iman El Ghazzawi
Assistant Professors Dr. Fatima Saleh, Dr. Said El Shamieh, Dr. Medhat Ashour, Dr. Sara Mina, Dr. Sara Khalife
Part-time Lecturers Dr. Fatehia Awny, Dr. Mohammad Zaatari, Dr. Rana Wafaai

Mission :

The mission of the department of Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) is to prepare competent graduate and ethically oriented clinical laboratory professionals with the knowledge and the skills for career entry and practice. The Department is committed to prepare graduates for leadership roles in the clinical laboratory and professional organizations and to instill an understanding of the need for maintaining continuing competency in a rapidly changing and dynamic profession. To achieve its mission, the department relies on highly specialized dedicated staff members.

Objectives :

Undergraduate education in the MLT Department provides:

  • Fundamental knowledge in basic and clinical sciences.
  • The opportunity to practice in different areas of interest such as Hematology and Blood Banking, Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Serology/ Immunology, Clinical Chemistry, and Histopathology.
  • Intensive training in problem solving, laboratory skills, and practical skills.
  • A well-rounded education that includes communication skills, the ability to function well on a team, an appreciation for ethical behavior, and the ability to engage in lifelong learning.

This education is expected to prepare our students to thrive and to lead. It also prepares them to achieve our Program Educational Objectives:

Successful Careers: Graduates of the program will have successful technical or professional careers in the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Lifelong Learning: Graduates of the program will continue to learn and to adapt in a world of constantly developing technology and technological devices.

Learning Outcomes :

Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the programs, graduates must be able to:

  • Acquire preliminary knowledge about the fundamentals of basic medical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, including chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, epidemiology and biostatistics as well as psychology and sociology.
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of body systems and recall anatomic terminology in order to relate major areas of the clinical laboratory to general pathologic conditions associated with the body systems.
  • Identify policies and procedures for maintaining laboratory safety and labelling biohazardous substances.
  • Identify the modes of transmission of various infectious pathogens and their different preventive methods.
  • List the general criteria for handling different specimens and reasons for specimen rejection or recollection.
  • State the basic principles of various molecular techniques used in medical laboratory sciences and their various clinical applications.
  • Describe homeostasis, the stages of coagulation and the properties of arterial, venous and capillary blood.
  • Recognize different blood collecting equipment, types of additives used, substances that can interfere in clinical analysis of blood constituents and the special precautions needed.
  • Explain the rationale for evidence-based practice and utilize it in researching a health-related question
  • ecognize the basic code of ethics by which medical laboratory technologists practice their profession to maintain standards of excellence.

Intellectual Skills

On Successful completion of the program, graduates must be able to:

  • Determine the basic functions of each of the main body systems, including the circulatory, genitourinary, and other body systems necessary to perform assigned specimen collection tasks.
  • Evaluate various specimens for the presence of drugs/toxins
  • Correlate laboratory results to potential pathological conditions.
  • Interpret the results of the different laboratory tests performed
  • Correlate antibiogram to different microorganisms.
  • Differentiate between the various blood components (serum, plasma, RBCs, WBCs and platelets).
  • Discriminate between normal and abnormal blood picture.
  • Compare the gross and microscopic picture of normal tissue structures with that of abnormal tissue entities.
  • Select the type of equipment needed, the additives used in various specimen collection with the special precautions needed to inhibit interferences during proper lab investigations.
  • Determine the standard operating procedures for collection, labeling, transportation of specimens and their processing in the lab.
  • Recognize and report any lab hazardous situations in a timely manner including hand contamination, needle stick injury and chemical splash.
  • Interpret recently published research and its implications for professional practice
  • Analyze and apply methods from external resources

Practical Skills

On Successful completion of the program, graduates must be able to:

  • Perform in all labs the standard precautions for infection prevention and control such as hand hygiene, aseptic techniques, PPE, waste and sharp disposal, sterilization, disinfection of equipment and environmental cleaning.
  • Apply laboratory techniques related to basic sciences
  • Handle specimens according to established laboratory criteria to prevent hazardous situations for lab personnel as well as prevention of clinically significant errors in test results.
  • Set up equipment for routine use and follow established quality control protocols for maintenance and calibration of equipment.
  • Prepare stains, stock solutions, working solutions and media for use in clinical laboratories.
  • Perform routine hematology, microbiology and histology staining procedures.
  • Prepare specimens for histology i.e. specimen accessioning and tissue cassette labeling
  • Analysis of chemical analytes and microscopic constituents of blood and other body fluids and report results
  • Practice culturing, isolating and identifying of bacteria from various clinical specimens
  • Prepare and perform analyses of clinical specimens for different pathologic parasites and fungi.
  • Perform, read and interpret serologic tests for the presence of antibodies, antigens and/or specific proteins
  • Instruct patients in the proper collection and preservation of urine and semen samples.
  • Collect acceptable specimens for laboratory evaluation according to best practice and applicable regulation and maintain patient safety and specimen integrity during collection.
  • Practice safe work procedures at all times to ensure the safety of patients and co-workers and protection of the workplace.

General Skills

The medical laboratory technologist must have the ability to:

  • Demonstrate respect for diversity in the workplace and patient population
  • Cooperate with persons involved in the context of the work in a manner which reflects consideration of the relevant human relations factors
  • Demonstrate effective time management skills and respect time.
  • Interacts in a professional and competent matter using effective listening, verbal and written communication in dealing with laboratory colleagues, patients and other health professionals.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a part of a team.
  • Respect patient dignity and privacy and maintain confidentiality of information at all times.
  • List the causes of stress in the work environment and discuss the coping skills used to deal with stress at the workplace.
  • Implement continuous knowledge and educational activities and keep current with scientific advances.

Degree Requirements :

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, students must successfully complete a total of 100 credits + ICDL. The standard duration of study for the award of a Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology is 6 full semesters.

Career Opportunities :

Graduates can work in hospital laboratories, private medical laboratories, laboratory-equipment supplying companies, biomedical research centers, pharmaceutical industries and blood banks.

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
BIOL223 BIOLOGY 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
CHEM213 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
CHEM215 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
COMM201 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
HESC201 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
------- University Requirements 3 3 CUR
Second Semester
BCHM215 Biochemistry 3 2Lec, 2Lab, 0Tut MCC
BIOL226 Microbiology 3 2Lec;2Cln;0Tut MCC
HESC202 HEALTHCARE PROFESSION AND BIOETHICS 1 1Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS202 EVIDENCE-BASED LABORATORY RESEARCH 1 1Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS204 Principles of Medical Laboratory Sciences 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
------- University Requirement 2 2 CUR
Third Semester
MELS301 Virology and Mycology 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS303 Medical Parasitology 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS305 Clinical Laboratory Hematology 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS307 Clinical Laboratory Immunology 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS309 QUALITY CONTROL AND LABORATORY MANAGEMENT 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
------- University Requirement 2 2 CUR
Fourth Semester
MELS302 Toxicology for Medical Laboratory 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS304 Clinical Chemistry 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS306 Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS308 Clinical Laboratory Bacteriology 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
------- University Elective 3 3 UEC
Fifth Semester
MELS401 Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS403 Histopathology 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS405 Clinical Rotations I 4 0Lec,12Cln,0Tut MCC
------- Major Elective Course 3 3 MEC
Sixth Semester
IPEH512 Interprofessional Education for Health Care 1 0Lec; 2 free interactive learning activities; 0Tut MCC
MELS402 Diagnostic Laboratory Procedures 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS404 Laboratory Body Fluid Analysis 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
MELS406 Clinical Rotations II 4 0Lec,12Cln,0Tut MCC
MELS408 Clinical Seminar 1 1Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC

Major Elective Courses(MEC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
MELS220 ESSENTIAL BIOTECHNIQUES FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY 2 2lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
MELS222 FOOD BORNE DISEASES 2 2lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
MELS314 BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
MELS315 CANCER BIOLOGY 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
MELS412 INFECTION CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
MELS414 STEM CELL BIOLOGY 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NA000 Major Elective Course 3 3 MEC
NA000 Major Elective Course 3 3 MEC

University Elective Course(UEC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
NA000 University Elective 4 4 UEC
NA000 University elective 2 2 UEC

University Requirement Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Type
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) Mandatory
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. Mandatory
ENGL001 GENERAL ENGLISH 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) Mandatory

Program Description

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, students must successfully complete a total of 101 credits + ICDL. The standard duration of study for attaining a Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics is 6 semesters. The six semesters integrate a period of six months of practical training at a hospital under the supervision of the University.


Academic Staff :

Chairperson Prof. Dr. Rajaa Fakhoury
Assistant Professors Dr. Germine El-Kassas, Dr. Nada El Darra
Full-time Lecturers Mrs. Leila Itani, Mrs. Dima Kraydeyeh, Miss. Zeina El-Ali

Mission :

To contribute to the development and upgrading of health services in Lebanon and the region by providing excellent education and scientific research of high quality by innovation in undergraduate education of qualified nutritionists and dietitians, and promoting public health through assessment, policy development, and delivering programs and services.

Objectives :

One of the ways of insuring that the program objectives are being fulfilled is by continuous observation of the following:

Staff performance: Each lecturer (full-time and part-time as well) is evaluated according to a lecturer assessment sheet which contains areas for evaluating his performance. The evaluation depends on several inputs including the students’ feedback. Furthermore, the participation of the full time staff members in the department’s administrative activities, social activities and scientific activities (published papers and attended conferences) are assessed by the university.

Course review sheet for each course: The course review sheet contains areas for comments on course aim and objective, performance, text books and references, tutorial and laboratory, rooms and computer usage….etc. It also contains a field to insert any recommendations for any changes in the course file summaries.

The Attributes of a Nutritionist :

An ability to apply knowledge of nutrition and dietetics concepts to manage nutritional health problems.

An ability to design and conduct nutrition surveys and to analyze and interpret data

An ability to function within multi-disciplinary teams

An ability to identify and solve nutritional problems at the individual and community level

An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities

An ability to communicate effectively

An ability to identify, correct and prevent the detrimental impact of nutritional and health problems within social or global context.

An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern research findings in nutrition practice.

Learning Outcomes :

Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of the program, graduates must be able to:

K1-Recognize the fundamentals of basic and social and behavioral sciences, including chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, epidemiology and biostatistics as well as psychology and sociology.

K2-Describe the basic components of foods their chemical and physical characteristics, their nutritive value, functions, metabolism, food sources, their utilization by the body and the consequences of over or under consumption which lead to chronic diseases and deficiency diseases.

K3-Identify the role and responsibilities of a registered dietitian as a member of an interdisciplinary team in the healthcare system.

K4-Recognize the nutrient standards, nutritional needs and dietary guidelines for different stages of the life cycle including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age in health and disease.

K5-Identify the components of nutritional assessment and community needs assessment, the types of data to be collected, their resources and data collection methods in order to identify nutritional risks and classify nutritional status

K6-Explain diet disease association, pathophysiology of disease and the rationale for nutrition interventions for the prevention and treatment of disease at the individual and community levels and their public health significance.

K7-Recognize the basic principles of the nutrition care process and medical nutrition therapy for different diseases, life stages and in different settings at the individual and community levels.

K8-Recognize the basic principles of dietary planning and nutrition support including specific modifications, substitutions and feeding routes.

K9-Outline the principles of research and evidence based practice in nutrition and dietetics

K10-Recognize the process of planning, conducting, analyzing and reporting a nutrition research.

K11-Recognize the basic codes of ethics for professional dietetic practice and interdisciplinary relationship in various practice settings.

K12-Describe theories of behavior change and the role of environment, culture, influencing nutrition and lifestyle choices and their role in health promotion and disease prevention.

K13-Recognize the fundamentals of food chemistry, food service management, food technology and food safety used for food procurement and food production.

Intellectual Skills

On Successful completion of the program, graduates must be able to:

I1-Analyze, synthesize and summarize information critically to solve problems related to nutrition, dietetics and food service in different settings.

I2-Design the most appropriate nutritional assessment and screening tool in clinical and community settings situations

I3-Interpret anthropometric and biochemical measurements, dietary intake data, nutrition focused physical findings, patient history to identify nutritional risks and malnutrition in different population groups in different settings and disease conditions.

I4-Evaluate dietary intake data with reference to nutrient recommendations, food based dietary guidelines and the dietary diversity for various population groups or diseases conditions.

I5-Predict a nutrition diagnosis and the corresponding intervention, monitoring and evaluation plan for individuals with various disease conditions and age groups based on the assessment data.

I6-Determine a suitable method for estimating the energy and nutrient requirements for different population groups in different settings and disease conditions

I7-Analyze a nutritional problem and design a corresponding interventions to treat or prevent malnutrition at the level of community

I8-Distinguish dietary and life style risk factors and preventive measures for nutrition related non communicable diseases and the corresponding health consequences

I9-Determine the appropriate research methodology to plan a nutritional survey, collect data, report results and formulate a conclusion supported by relevant evidence.

I10-Illustrate food safety, food service systems and food technology practices used in food service establishments, hospitals and food industry.

I11-Distinguish risk factors for chemical reactions, food spoilage and bacterial contamination in food service and processing establishments

I12-Evaluate the role of adequate nutrition and food safety in public health, taking into consideration the major nutritional problems and food borne illnesses on the national and international levels.

Professional and Practical Skills

On Successful completion of the program, graduates must be able to:

P1-Apply laboratory techniques related to basic sciences including biology, chemistry, and biochemistry

P2- Use effectively nutritional assessment and screening techniques to detect malnutrition or nutritional risks in a variety of situations for various individuals or population groups.

P3-Use computerized dietary analysis packages for dietary assessment, nutritional assessment and meal planning to meet the needs of different population groups.

P4-Apply the nutrition care process and model in a variety of settings considering the psychosocial aspects of illness and health behavior as well as ethical issues.

P5-Calculate food energy as well as energy and nutrient needs for individuals and various population groups.

P6-Apply evidence based nutrition guidelines, meal planning principles and dietary planning tools in formulating dietary plans, recipes and menus that accommodate acceptability, affordability, cultural diversity as well as health and nutritional needs of various population groups and in health and disease.

P7-Demonstrate ability to use safely the full scope of therapeutic regimes and nutrition interventions available to the dietitian in the successful management of individuals and groups.

P8-Develop theory based nutrition education and counseling plans and material to disseminate evidence based dietary advice for different population groups for behavior change.

P9-Conduct research projects using appropriate research methods, ethical procedures data analysis and reporting within the context of the research.

P10-Evaluate the good manufacturing practices in various local food industries and food service establishments through onsite observation.

P11-Apply the knowledge and skills acquired to identify and solve food safety and technology related problems in food service establishments.

General Skills

The graduate must have the ability to:

G1-Gather information from a variety of information technology and scientific resources [library, electronic, and online resources] and critically investigate, analyze and formulate solutions to problems, to assess critically new concepts and to promote appropriate change in professional practice.

G2-Work effectively both independently and in a team as leader or member, clarifying tasks and making appropriate use of the capacities of group members

G3-Manage time effectively, prioritizing workloads, to meet demands in a timely fashion.

G4-Effectively use the Microsoft office package, electronic library and IT resources.

G5-Communicate effectively, using appropriate methods, to a range of audiences with different knowledge backgrounds or expertise.

G6-Use self-learning techniques to expand knowledge.

G7-Demonstrate the ability to form collaborative relationships with other health professionals in various settings to deliver effective services

Degree Requirements :

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics, students must successfully complete a total of 101 credits + ICDL. The standard duration of study for attaining a Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics is 6 semesters. The six semesters integrate a period of six months of practical training at a hospital under the supervision of the University.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates can work at the Ministry of Health, private hospitals, private clinics, food industry, food service institutions, research labs, biotechnology firms, and schools; also they work as nutrition counselors in various institutions, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies.

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
BIOL223 BIOLOGY 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
CHEM213 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
CHEM215 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
COMM201 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
HESC201 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
------- University Requirement 3 3 CUR
Second Semester
BCHM215 Biochemistry 3 2Lec, 2Lab, 0Tut MCC
BIOL226 Microbiology 3 2Lec;2Cln;0Tut MCC
HESC202 HEALTHCARE PROFESSION AND BIOETHICS 1 1Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR212 Basic Nutrition 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
------- University Elective 4 4 UEC
------- University Requirement 2 2 CUR
Third Semester
NUTR313 FOOD CHEMISTRY 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR315 HUMAN NUTRITION & METABOLISM 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR319 MEAL AND DIET PLANNING 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR322 ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
------- University Requirement 2 2 CUR
Fourth Semester
HESC302 Research and Evidence Based Practice 2 2Lec,0Cln,0Tut MCC
NUTR309 FOOD TECHNOLOGY 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR310 NUTRITION IN THE LIFE SPAN 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR318 NUTRITION EDUCATION 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR320 THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
------- University Elective 4 4 UEC
Fifth Semester
NUTR317 MALNUTRITION & NUTRITION INTERVENTION 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR409 THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION (II) 3 2Lec,2Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR411 SPORTS NUTRITION 3 3Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR413 FOOD SAFETY AND HYGIENE 3 2Lec,2Cln,0Tut MCC
NUTR415 NUTRITION AND NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR417 FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT 3 2Lec,2Cln,0Tut MCC
------- University Elective 3 3 CUR
Sixth Semester
IPEH512 Interprofessional Education for Health Care 1 0Lec; 2 free interactive learning activities; 0Tut MCC
NUTR402 COMMUNITY NUTRITION 3 2Lec,2Cln,0Tut MCC
NUTR406 RESEARCH PROJECT 2 1Lec,3Cln,0Tut MCC
NUTR408 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NUTRITION 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MCC
NUTR410 THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION PRACTICUM 2 0Lec,6Cln,0Tut MCC
------- Major Elective Course 6 6 MEC

Major Elective Courses(MEC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
NURS212 HEALTH CONCEPTS 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS212 HEALTH CONCEPTS 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS213 COMMUNITY HEALTH 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS315 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS414 HEALTH INFORMATICS 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NURS415 HEALTH EDUCATION 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NUTR314 FOOD LAWS AND REGULATIONS 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NUTR332 Food Additives 2 2Lec, 0Lab, 0Tut MEC
NUTR420 DRUG & NUTRIENT INTERACTION 2 2Lec,0Lab,0Tut MEC
NUTR422 DIETARY ANALYSIS SIMUALTIONS 2 0Lec,4Lab,0Tut MEC

University Requirement Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Type
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) Mandatory
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. Mandatory
ENGL001 GENERAL ENGLISH 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) Mandatory