MSc and MPhil/PhD in Nutrition

Nutrition plays an integral role in the management of health and disease. CAIHR contributes to the training of future physicians enrolled in the undergraduate training programme for the Faculty of Medicine, in human nutrition. Students are taught the clinical relevance of nutrition and are adequately trained in nutritional counselling. Course Coordinator, Dr Suzanne Soares-Wynter

MSc in Nutrition

Course content

  • Foods
  • Nutrition in the life cycle
  • Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Assessment of diet and nutritional status
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Statistics and data analysis
  • Research methods
  • Food and nutrition policy and interventions
  • Nutrition and lifestyle changes
  • Nutrition in primary health care
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutrition and cancer
  • Nutrition and obesity
  • Nutrition and cardiovascular diseases
  • Nutrition and hypertension
  • Nutrition and diabetes
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Weight management
  • Natural products nutrition

Programme Objective and Aims

The primary objective of the Masters programme in Nutrition is to provide interested parties throughout the Caribbean region and elsewhere with an up-to-date, in-depth, and extensive exploration of the discipline of nutrition and its crucial inter-relationships with associated disciplines in the biomedical sciences. Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be equipped with the requisite range of knowledge and skills applicable for addressing the major regional and international nutrition-related challenges of the twenty-first century. The principal aims of the programme are to provide graduates with a repertoire of knowledge and skills that will enable them to:

  • Assess food and nutritional needs at the individual, community and national levels
  • Critically evaluate current findings from biomedical research in order to facilitate the dissemination of accurate and topical information to professionals in the education and health sectors
  • Provide practical nutritional advice to the general public in both clinical and public health settings
  • Utilize evidence-based methodologies to guide public policy and program implementation so as to address specific national and regional needs

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be graduates of approved universities who hold a minimum of a lower second class honours or equivalent degree in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Agriculture or other subject acceptable to The Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Further information

For further information concerning the MSc Nutrition programme, please contact Dr Kwesi Marshall, the MSc Nutrition programme coordinator, at the following e-mail address: kwesi.marshall@uwimona.edu.jm