Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Nutrition and Dietetics (MSc)

Duration 2 Years
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About the Program

The Graduate Program in Nutrition and Dietetics began to offer education at the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research of Cyprus International University in 2016. The purposes of the program are: to expand the vision of the personnel trained in nutrition, nutrition and / or dietetics in line with universal values and country facts and requirements, and in case of impaired health; to adopt the lifelong learning principles with the application knowledge of medical nutrition therapy that the individual needs; to become qualified personnel who have reached professional competence to have acquired national and international recognition, practice and research. The main objective of the program is; to provide education, research, management and scientific research in the field of innovation for professionals who will respond to the constantly changing and developing nutritional requirements of the society by continuing nutrition and dietetics education at the universal standards.

Education Opportunities

Cyprus International University, Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics program supports students' academic developments with up-to-date and rich curriculum. There are 7 different research laboratories including microbiology laboratory, cancer research laboratory and environment research laboratories and anthropometry laboratory, ergonomics and anatomy laboratory, treatment movement laboratory, nursing skill laboratory, pharmacy practice laboratory, neuropsychology laboratory, nutrition principles application laboratory, pharmacy practice laboratory, electrotherapy laboratory offering education and research opportunities together with 19 different training laboratories that are closely related to the healthcare sector and health services. Nutrition and Dietetics graduate program has a strong education program that is compatible with current developments and changes.

CIU Campus Students

Career Areas

Our master program graduates with and undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics are offered a number of employment opportunities in both public and private inpatient treatment institutions, rehabilitation centers, remote diagnosis and treatment centers, centers providing education and counseling services (universities, provincial health directorates), health education companies, such as home care service providers, care and rehabilitation centers for the elderly, children and disabled people, sports centers, non-governmental organizations that carry out health projects thanks to the high-quality education they have received. The Nutrition and Dietetics Master’s Program with thesis leads to career development with a diploma of specialization especially for graduates who want to continue as academics at universities.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Education and Graduate Sciences Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
ADVANCED NUTRITION I

Course code

BESD501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Introduction to human nutrition, Structure and functions of carbohydrates, Metabolism of carbohydrates, Structure and functions of proteins, Metabolism of proteins, Structure and functions of lipids, Metabolism of lipids, Energy metabolism, Interactions of macro nutrients in energy metabolism, Metabolic regulation, Effects of dietary fiber on nutrition and health to gain.
SEÇMELI

Course code

BESDXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

BESDXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
AREA ELECTIVE
RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

SABL501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
To provide general information about research stages and research ethics to graduate students and to prepare them to do research in health sciences. To ensure that students gain knowledge, awareness and sensitivity for ethics in research and publication and accordingly conduct researches and publish them. The course content is research planning, sources of error in a research, sampling methods, determination of the appropriate sample size, research types, report writing, concept of research ethics, related concepts, controversial research ethics topics, clinical researches, non-interventional clinical researches, animal researches, frequently encountered research ethics problems and prevention methods, recognition of violation of ethics, what should be done in health sciences.
Second Semester
ADVANCED NUTRITION II

Course code

BESD502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Introduction to human nutrition, Place of micronutrients in nutrition, Water soluble vitamins; C, Pantothenic acid, Biotin, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, B12, Folate, Fat soluble vitamins; A, D, E, K, Minerals: Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Iodine, Selenium, Fluorine, Zinc, Chromium, Micronutrients and antioxidants.
NUTRITION AND DIETETICS SEMINAR

Course code

BESD514

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

0
The student gains the ability of searching, reporting and presenting resources related to a determined topic.
SEÇMELI

Course code

BESDXX3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SEÇMELI

Course code

BESDXX4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Third Semester
NUTRITION AND DIETETICS THESIS STUDY

Course code

BESD500

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

0
Gains the ability of planning, conducting, evaluating, reporting and presenting research under the supervision of a consultant in a selected area of current topics related to food and nutrition.

Optional modules

WEIGHT CONTROL AND EATING BEHAVIOR DISORDERS

Course code

BESD507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
The aim of this course is to learn new information about nutrition therapy in eating behavior disorders such as obesity, weakness, anorexia, and bulimia and to develop nutrition therapy programs. During this course, students; learns the latest literature on nutrition therapy in eating behavior disorders such as obesity, weakness, anorexia, bulimia, develops nutrition therapy programs in eating behavior disorders such as obesity, weakness, anorexia, bulimia, learns the approach, examines the patient's nutritional problems in eating behavior disorders such as obesity, weakness, anorexia and / or bulimia, and produces solutions to eliminate the patient's nutritional problems in eating behavior disorders such as obesity, weakness, anorexia and / or bulimia.
MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION IN MASS NUTRITION SYSTEMS

Course code

BESD513

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Mass Feeding general management and organization principles in the work area as a dietician administrator in the system, modern management and organization methods and principles of management functions, administrators kazanılmas the ability to apply strategic management as a dietician and to gain knowledge and skills related to human resource management.
MENU MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL

Course code

BESD511

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
Principles and methods of menu planning, evaluation and interpretation of physiological, social and psychological factors affecting menu planning, menu planning in accordance with healthy nutrition principles for the target audience and institution that can meet the nutrient requirements of individuals, factors affecting menu planning, menu management and control with objective and subjective methods and to evaluate the performance of the menu to minimize residual and losses.
CARDIAC DISEASES AND DIET THERAPY

Course code

BESD509

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
The aim of this course; To learn the effect of nutrition in the formation and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. To develop personalized nutrition programs in cardiovascular diseases. Within the scope of this course; etiology and clinical findings of coronary artery diseases, coronary artery diseases and energy, coronary artery diseases and carbohydrates, coronary artery diseases and pulp, coronary artery diseases and proteins, coronary artery diseases and fats, hypertension, its etiology and clinical findings, nutritional therapy in hypertension. Within the scope of this course, the student; It develops and adapts new literature information to existing nutrition treatment programs related to cardiovascular diseases and hypertension, and produces solutions to solve the nutritional problems of patients with cardiovascular diseases and hypertension.
NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT AND HEALTH

Course code

BESD517

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
The aim of this course is to inform students about phytochemical compounds and functional nutrients used as nutritional supplements, to introduce their effects on human health, their use and interactions with drugs, if any. At the end of this course, the students explain learning the definitions of nutritional supplements, explain the effects of nutritional supplements on health, and explain the correct use of nutritional supplements, their effective doses and the effects of misuse on health. Within the scope of this course, students; will examine the definition of nutritional supplements, sources of nutritional supplements, recommended daily intake doses of nutritional supplements, side effects of high-dose nutritional support products, and legal regulations on nutritional support products, and evaluate the researches on the subject.
GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM DISEASES AND DIET THERAPY

Course code

BESD510

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The aim of this course; To learn the effect of nutrition on the formation and treatment of digestive system diseases. To learn the effects of digestive system diseases on nutritional status. To develop personalized nutritional therapy programs for people with digestive system disease. In this course; digestive system features, mouth, esophageal diseases and nutrition, mouth, esophageal diseases and nutrition, stomach diseases and nutrition, stomach diseases and nutrition, bowel diseases and nutrition, bowel diseases and nutrition, bowel diseases and nutrition, liver diseases and nutrition, pancreas diseases and nutrition, gall bladder diseases and nutrition.
NUTRIGENETICS

Course code

BESD515

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The aim of this course is to define nutrigenetics and nutrigenomic. Students will explain how DNA and genetic code affect the need for nutrients and come up with solutions to help maintain optimal health throughout life. This course helps to identify genes that affect the risk of diet-related diseases and solve the mechanisms underlying these genetic predispositions. Nutrigenetics, examine the interaction of genetic variation between diet and disease. This course covers the responses of personalized diets at the genetic level due to individual differences. Students will explain that these individual differences are not at the gene level, but at the single nucleotide polymorphism. Course teaches to clarify the different reactions of individuals to the same food.
NUTRITIONAL ANTHROOPOMETRIC

Course code

BESD503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
The aim of this course is to characterize the students who completed their undergraduate education and to increase the ability of evaluation and interpretation by teaching basic measurements in terms of anthropometric in children and adults. This course includes; antipometric method, bioelectrical impedance analysis, anthropometric methods used in infants, anthropometric methods used in children and adolescents, adults, elderly and special methods are used.
BABY AND CHILD NUTRITION

Course code

BESD512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
In this course, determining physiological and metabolic changes and nutritional interactions in infants and children, determining energy and / or nutritional requirements, learning the principles of adequate and / or balanced nutrition in children aged 0-5, discussing relevant scientific research, It is aimed to interpret the training and practices and to include them in the application areas. Within the scope of this course, the student; learns about the relationship and importance of growth and development and nutrition in infants and children, learns about nutrition-related problems in this period and develops solutions, learns about the importance of energy and macro/micro nutrients in child nutrition.
ATHLETE NUTRITION

Course code

BESD516

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
In this course, they will have information about the basic principles of sports nutrition, nutritional practices to increase performance, ergogenic aids and sports nutrition in different conditions. Within the scope of this course, the student; learns the interaction of exercise, nutrition and health, knows the energy and macronutrient requirements of athletes, comprehends the micronutrient requirements of athletes and the importance of fluid consumption, learns the nutritional characteristics before, during and after training/competition, in exercise in different conditions have an idea about nutritional properties. At the end of this course; exercise, nutrition and health interaction, energy and macro nutrient needs of athletes, energy and macro nutrient needs of athletes and micronutrient needs of athletes will be explained.
MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY IN CANCER

Course code

BESD606

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The aim of this course is to gain advanced knowledge about the place of nutrition in cancer prevention and treatment approaches; and the underlying biochemical mechanisms. Cancer and cancer formation, clinic, treatment, nutrition applications in cancer patients, effects of nutrients, nutrients and nutrients on cancer formation and process, nutritional support products used in cancer patients. To have knowledge about the mechanisms and pathogenesis of cancer formation, to evaluate the side effects of nutrition related to the treatment methods of cancer patients. examine and evaluate their use in the clinic. In this course, cancer and carcinogenesis mechanisms, cancer and energy balance, cancer and macro nutrients, cancer and micronutrients will be covered.

Students who are interested in pursuing advanced graduate studies leading to a master’s, doctoral degree, or professional doctorate degree for the Fall and Spring semesters every year. Applicants can directly apply online to our graduate programs using the application portal.

TR Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Valid ALES result document (must not exceed 5 years),
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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TRNC Applicants- Required documents:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree transcripts for each completed academic term/year.
  • Documents to prove English proficiency for English language departments,
  • Scanned copy of passport or identity card.

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Fee pe​r course     € 350,00
Fee for thesis     € 1.050,00
Fee for seminar     € 120,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
  VAT Exc.

*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.