Programme: MDietetics (Coursework)

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Code Faculty
10259004 Faculty of Health Sciences
Credits Duration
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 200

Programme information

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.

Admission requirements

  • Subject to the stipulations of General Regulation G.62 the minimum requirement is a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics/Human Nutrition as well as registration as a dietician with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.
  • At least one year of full-time practical experience after acquiring the qualification in terms of which admission to master's degree study is sought.
  • Students are selected on the grounds of previous academic achievement.

Additional requirements

(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.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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