Nutrition and Dietetics

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Do you have a passion for food and the aptitude to know how our diet interacts with our bodies in terms of health, growth and development then you will enjoy this course.

Pathway
A degree in Nutrition and Dietetics will give you an understating on the principles of nutrition intake and the body’s response. With this knowledge, maybe you can one day set straight fact from fiction on what foods will keep us strong and healthy and free from diseases like diabetes and obesity.
Subject Focus

SPM :

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English

University Level :

  • Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Human Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Principles of Food Preparation
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Scientific Communication
  • Biochemistry
  • Psychology
  • Nutritional Assessment Methods
Personality Type

These personality type codes serve ONLY as a guideline and can be taken with a pinch of salt. Always consult with your school counsellor or ask our experts for further guidance!

Myers-Briggs: ISTJ, ESTJ, INTP, ENTJ

These types all share the Thinking preference (T), or a preference for objective decision making as opposed to taking into account personal values in making decisions.

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Holland Vocational Code: SI (Social, Investigative)

Find where you belong in the RIASEC model here.

Career Info

Dietitians and nutritionists work in hospitals, nursing homes, cafeterias, and schools. You can find employment in health centers, sales and marketing (food promotion), and in hospitals (patients who will undergo surgery usually go on special diets).Some of the possible career titles for those studying Nutrition and Dietetics are dietitian, dietetic technician, clinical dietitian, sports dietitian, nutrition consultants and many more.

Salary

Entry Level: RM 2,000 to RM 2,350Professional: RM 2,800 to RM 3,750

Job Demand

Malaysia needs more dietitians to promote healthy eating habits among the society, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong. Dieticians play an important role in motivating the people to change their eating habits and thus, create an impact on the health of the society.Currently, Malaysia has 500 dietitians. Six public and one private university produced about 180 dietetic graduates a year but more would be required to meet the country’s needs.The Health Ministry targets to achieve at least 1 dietitian to 50 beds from the current one dietitian to 115 beds.

Useful Links to Organizations

Malaysian Dietitians’s Association

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