For the coursework component, a student has to take compulsory modules to a total of 40 credits and choose modules (from elective modules) to a total of 20 credits. Any specific module is offered on condition that a minimum number of students is registered for the module, as determined by the relevant head of department and the Dean. Students must consult the relevant head of department in order to compile a meaningful programme, as well as for information on the syllabi of the modules. The departmental postgraduate brochure should also be consulted.
Also consult General Regulations.
- Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics or Human Nutrition or relevant bachelor’s degree
- Registration as a dietician with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
- At least one year of full-time practical experience
(TNM 802) Applied Research Methodology 802 or an equivalent module must be attended satisfactorily.
Examinations and pass requirements
A final mark of at least 50% is required to pass in the coursework. A minimum of 50% is required to pass in the essay.
Pass with distinction
The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained an average of at least 75% in the coursework as well as a minimum of 75% in the essay.