Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
The mission of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics offered by the Nutrition and Health Department (NHD), College of Food and Agriculture, is to prepare graduates who demonstrate a commitment to serving their community and nation. The program goals and objectives support the program mission. The program aims to prepare competent graduates who are highly-qualified dietetic professionals to improve the nutritional well-being and health of the UAE population.
- The program will prepare graduates to be competent, entry-level dietitians
- The program will prepare graduates who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to community service.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Select indicators of program quality and/or customer service and measure achievement of objectives.
- Apply evidence-based guidelines, systematic reviews and scientific literature (such as the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library and Evidence-based Nutrition Practice Guidelines, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Guideline Clearinghouse Web sites) in the nutrition care process and model and other areas of dietetics practice.
- Justify programs, products, services and care using appropriate evidence or data.
- Evaluate emerging research for application in dietetics practice.
- Conduct research projects using appropriate research methods, ethical procedures and statistical analysis.
- Practice in compliance with current federal regulations and state statutes and rules, as applicable and in accordance with accreditation standards and the Scope of Dietetics Practice and Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics.
- Demonstrate professional writing skills in preparing professional communications CRD 2.3: Design, implement and evaluate presentations to a target audience.
- Use effective education and counseling skills to facilitate behavior change.
- Demonstrate active participation, teamwork and contributions in group settings.
- Assign patient care activities to DTRs and/or support personnel as appropriate.
- Refer clients and patients to other professionals and services when needs are beyond individual scope of practice.
- Apply leadership skills to achieve desired outcomes.
- Participate in professional and community organizations.
- Establish collaborative relationships with other health professionals and support personnel to deliver effective nutrition services.
- Demonstrate professional attributes within various organizational cultures.
- Perform self-assessment, develop goals and objectives and prepare a draft portfolio for professional development as defined by the Commission on Dietetics Registration.
- Demonstrate negotiation skills.
- Assess the nutritional status of individuals, groups and populations in a variety of settings where nutrition care is or can be delivered.
- Diagnose nutrition problems and create problem, etiology, signs and symptoms (PES) statements.
- Plan and implement nutrition interventions to include prioritizing the nutrition diagnosis, formulating a nutrition prescription, establishing goals and selecting and managing intervention.
- Monitor and evaluate problems, etiologies, signs, symptoms and the impact of interventions on the nutrition diagnosis.
- Complete documentation that follows professional guidelines, guidelines required by health care systems and guidelines required by the practice setting.
- Develop and demonstrate effective communications skills for clinical and customer services in a variety of formats.
- Develop and deliver products, programs or services that promote consumer health, wellness and lifestyle management.
- Deliver respectful, science-based answers to consumer questions concerning emerging trends.
- Coordinate procurement, production, distribution and service of goods and services.
- Develop and evaluate recipes, formulas and menus for acceptability and affordability that accommodate the cultural diversity and health needs of various populations, groups and individuals.
- Participate in management of human resources.
- Perform management functions related to safety, security and sanitation that affect employees, customers, patients, facilities and food.
- Participate in public policy activities, including both legislative and regulatory initiatives.
- Conduct clinical and customer service quality management activities.
- Use current informatics technology to develop, store, retrieve and disseminate information and data.
- Analyze quality, financial or productivity data and develop a plan for intervention.
- Propose and use procedures as appropriate to the practice setting to reduce waste and protect the environment.
- Conduct feasibility studies for products, programs or services with consideration of costs and benefits.
- Analyze financial data to assess utilization of resources.
- Develop a plan to provide or develop a product, program or service that includes a budget, staffing needs, equipment and supplies.
- Code and bill for dietetics/nutrition services to obtain reimbursement for services from public or private insurers.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 120 hours
General Education (Req. CH:39)
Cluster 1: Values to Live By - Islam (3.00 hours)
Cluster 2: Skills for Life - English Communication Skills (3.00 hours)
|ESPU106||Introduction to Academic English For Food & Agriculture||3.000|
Cluster 2: Skills for Life - Information Literacy (3.00 hours)
Cluster 3: The Human Community - Emirates Society (3.00 hours)
Cluster 4: The Natural World - Mathematics (3.00 hours)
|MATH105||Calculus I 2||3.000|
2 : Also counts towards the Major
Cluster 4: The Natural World - Natural Sciences (6.00 hours)
|BIOC100||Basic Biology I||3.000|
|PHYS105||General Physics I 3||3.000|
3 : Also counts towards the Major
Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Free Electives (6.00 hours)