Course Outline

Prerequisite Courses (no credit)

NUND501 2(1-2-3) Principles of Nutrition Assessment
Principle of nutrition assessment; measurement of body size; growth; body mass index; fat mass and fat-free mass; body composition analysis; biochemical and clinical assessment related to nutrition status; food exchange tool and application for dietary assessment; dietary calculation and evaluation by food exchange; food composition table and INMUCAL program.

NUND502 3(3-0-6) Essential Physiological Biochemistry
Metabolism of energy; biomolecules; metabolism of carbohydrate, lipid, protein, vitamins and minerals; mechanism of cardiovascular, body defense, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous, and endocrine system.

NUND503 2(2-0-4) Principles of Nutrition and Dietetics
Basic nutrition; nutrient and food sources; food guide for selecting adequate diet; nutrient calculation and meal planning for general population and patients requiring special nutrition care; routine hospital diets; modification of diets; nutritional support; enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition.

Required Courses (20 credits)

NUND601 1(1-0-2) The Dietitian Profession and Ethics
The dietitian profession and ethics; law pertaining to dietitian profession; moral and ethics of dietitians; patient right; dietitian roles and ethical issues in hospital, sport field, food industry, and community.

NUND602 3(2-2-5) Advanced Nutrition Assessment
Use of anthropometric indices in clinical settings, public health and population studies; assessment of energy expenditure and requirement; application of stable isotopes in nutrition assessment; develop dietary assessment tools; uses and application of dietary assessment; dietary assessment for specific groups or purposes; evaluate nutrient adequacy for individuals and groups; functional assessment; biomarker in nutrition; nutrition screening tools in clinical setting; validation and reproducibility of nutritional assessment.

NUND603 3(3-0-6) Research Methodology in Nutrition and Dietetics
Principles of research; research design; research proposal planning and writing; research ethics; citing and referencing; validity and reliability; sampling and sample size calculation; diagnostic tools and screening tests; data collection and questionnaire design; steps in data processing; analysis and interpretation.

NUND604 3(3-0-6) Counseling for Dietary Behavioral Change
Knowledge and concept of psychology; behavioral science and counseling; theories of communication and behavioral modification; effective communication; personal styles and relationship strategies; transtheoretical theory and implementation; empowerment counseling; counseling across the life-span; cross-culture counseling; group counseling; public oral presentations and workshop; effective dietary counseling; ethics in counseling.

NUND606 1(1-0-2) Seminar in Nutrition and Dietetics I
Public presentation skills; performing good quality PowerPoint presentations in various food science, nutrition, and dietetic fields; major components of a scientific paper; discussion on scientific merits; questioning and answering.

NUND607 1(1-0-2) Seminar in Nutrition and Dietetics II
Skills in selecting good research articles in food, nutrition and dietetics; application of knowledge in research designs and statistics; research ethics; identification of research problems and design; critically analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of research papers; skills in asking critical questions and presenting research.

NUND608 2(0-4-2) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in Metabolic Syndrome
Practice in nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation; dietary guidelines; complications; therapeutic lifestyle changes for patients with metabolic syndrome using evidence-based information; practice teamwork skills in real situations.

NUND609 2(0-4-2) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
Practice in nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation for patients requiring enteral and parenteral nutrition; practice teamwork skills in real situations.

NUND627 2(0-4-2) Institutional Food Service and Management Practicum
Practice in food system management in hospital or health-care setting; observe, analyze, and practice for food purchasing; receiving and inventories; menu planning; recipe development; food production and delivery systems; human and financial management; food standards and sanitation; management controls.

NUND628 2(2-0-4) Problem Based Learning in Nutrition and Dietetics
The foundation knowledge and skills to undertake practice in the management of nutrition issues for individuals and groups; examination and critique of current nutrition trends; case studies.

Elective Courses (not less than 4 credits)

NUND613 3(3-0-6 )Applied Nutrition for Health
Nutrition and the life cycle; special nutritional needs, physiology, and health concerns of pregnant and lactating women, infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults; macro and micro nutrients and their specific functions in the metabolic process; integrating cellular physiology; biochemistry and nutrition; current hot topic in nutrition; integrated with discussion, debate, and presentation.

NUND614 3(2-2-5) Advanced Food Service Management
System approach to food service organization; ethics in food service management; food service organization design; human and financial resource management; menu planning; recipe development and standardization; food safety and sanitation; quantity food production; quality control production.

NUND615 2(1-2-3) Biostatistics in Nutrition and Dietetics
Concept; techniques and practice in statistical program for data preparation; management and analyses; descriptive and analytical statistics; para and non-parametric statistics; data interpretation.

NUND617 2(0-4-2) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in Weight Management and Diabetes Mellitus
Practice in nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation for patients requiring weight management or maintaining glycemic control; practice teamwork skills in real situations.

NUND618 2(0-4-2) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in Dyslipidemia and Cardiovascular Diseases
Practice in nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation for patients with dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases; practice teamwork skills in real situations.

NUND619 2(0-4-2) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in Community
Practice in implementing food and nutrition programs in community; promoting healthy eating habits; home visits; giving useful knowledge on food and nutrition to individuals and groups of specific categories; lifestyles and geographic areas for better health.

NUND620 2(0-4-2) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in Pediatrics
Practice in nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation for infants, children, and adolescents; develop or use specialized formula to promote appropriate growth in specific diseases or genetic disorder; practice teamwork skills in real situations.

NUND621 2(0-4-2) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in Kidney Diseases
Practice in nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation for patients with kidney diseases; practice teamwork skills in real situations.

NUND622 2(0-4-2) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in HIV/AIDS Patients
Practice in nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation for patients with HIV/AIDS; practice teamwork skills in real situations.

NUND623 2(0-4-2) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in Cancer
Practice in nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation for cancer patients; practice teamwork skills in real situations.

NUND624 2(0-4-2) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in the Elderly
Practice in nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation for elderly people; practice teamwork skills in real situations.

NUND625 1(0-2-1) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in Sports and Fitness
Practice in nutrition assessment and counseling to athletes; providing appropriate diets for training; nutrition management in athletes with special needs; planning meals for athletes during training and competition; practice teamwork skills in real situations.

NUND626 1(0-2-1) Nutrition and Dietetics Practicum in the Food Industry
Practice in research; product development; marketing of foods and nutrition products; consumer education.

NUND629 2(2-0-4) Medical Nutrition Therapy
Etiology; pathophysiology and nutritional diagnosis of weight management and eating disorder; obesity; cardiovascular disease; diabetes mellitus; gastrointestinal tract disorder; chronic kidney disease; pulmonary disease; cancer; genetic metabolic disorder; HIV/AIDS; neurological disorder; hypermetabolic state and critical illness; nutrition support; documentation.

NUND630 1(1-0-2) Nutrition for Sport and Fitness
Nutritional parameters of athletic performance; energy production; macronutrients for performance; micronutrients antioxidants and electrolytes for performance; fluids and hydration; timing and composition of intakes; weight management strategies; body composition assessment and fitness performance tests; nutritional needs for special situations.

NUND631 1(1-0-2) International Mobility in Nutrition and Dietetics
Exchange knowledge experience and practice overseas in food culture, foodservice, clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and nutrition and dietetic research; cross-cultural communication and counseling skills.

In addition to the above elective courses, students may register in any graduate level courses offered in Mahidol University or other institutions based on their interests as well as suggestions of the Program Committee or Thesis Advisory Committee.

Thesis (12 credits)

NUND 698 12(0-36-0) Thesis
Identify and select research topic area in nutrition, dietetics, dietary counseling and medical nutrition therapy; research proposal; conduct ethical research; data collection; data analysis and interpretation; research critiquing; thesis writing; research publication in scholarly journals; present research at academic conferences; ethical dissemination of results.