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BSc (Honours) Public Health and Nutrition
UGC Approved - Offered By NSBM

This programme is designed for students who are committed to health promotion and disease prevention through healthy eating. The curriculum strongly emphasizes food access, nutrition policy, community nutrition interventions/programmes, health disparities, nutrition assessment, and healthy eating throughout the life course.

FULL - TIME
Duration
4 YEARS
AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

Our aim is to offer an enriching, intellectually demanding and stimulating programme of study and to create graduates who are able to:

  • Understand fundamentals of human science
  • Apply the scientific knowledge appropriately and accurately
  • Analyse body functions and its deviations
  • Analyse the local and world epidermiological data
  • Understand and embody in their work the requirement for public health activities to promote sustainable development of the society
  • Use theory of global health to the benefits to the Sri Lankan society
  • Apply the knowledge of helth and nutrition for the betterment of the society
KEY FEATURES
  • UGC approved 4 year degree programme
  • The programme encompasses non-GPA foundational courses, core and elective courses.
  • Includes mandatory industry placement and supervised research project element
KEY FACTS
  • Time Duration: 4 Years in Total
  • Study Method: Full Time
PROGRAMME CONTENTS

YEAR 1

  • Laboratory practice and safety
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biomolecules
  • Human Anatomy I
  • Metabolism
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Genetics

YEAR 2

  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Immunobiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Human diseases
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical biochemistry
  • Instrumentation

YEAR 3

  • Pharmacology
  • Basics of Human Nutrition
  • Nutrition and chronic diseases
  • Nutrition and life cycle
  • Food and food analysis
  • Nutritional product development

YEAR 4

  • Nutrition and public health
  • Research project
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Education
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Nutraceutical development
  • Global Health
  • Public Health Microbiology
  • Cancer Biology
ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Three Passes in biology/agriculture streams in a single sitting, at one of the following examinations or equivalent foreign qualifications is the minimum entry requirement. Equivalent foreign qualification is defined as the minimum requirement for admission to the first year of a UGC recognized university in that country.

  • Eligible subjects in GCE A/L Biology streams – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Eligible subjects in GCE A/L Agriculture stream – Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture
  • GCE A/L General English minimum marks- ‘S’ pass
  • GCE A/L General Knowledge minimum marks- 30%
  • GCE Advanced Level examination conducted by the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka
  • GCE Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexel, UK (London A/L)
  • International Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexel, UK
  • GSE Advanced Level examination conducted by Cambridge International Examinations, UK
Course Fee
AMOUNT (LKR)
Year 1 (Full Time)450,000 LKR
Year 2 (Full Time)450,000 LKR
Year 3 (Full Time)450,000 LKR
Year 4 (Full Time)450,000 LKR
TOTAL1,800,000 LKR
Registration Fee -
10,000 LKR
Library Fee -
5,000 LKR

Student Loan facilities are available from BOC, NSB & NDB banks. Send us an inquiry to ask about paymnet plans and loan facilities.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Public Health Nutrition professionals are involved in nutritional assessment; developing, implementing, and evaluating nutrition interventions; developing nutrition-related public health policies; and monitoring the health of individuals, communities and populations.

Direct career opportunities:
Food industries, public health services, nutraceutical product industries, pharmaceutical industries, public health services, health agencies, research institutes

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