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Department Of Nutrition and Dietetics

Since 2017

Daytime Studies

90
Students
18
Academic Staff
54
Complete Courses
8
Labs

Description

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Cihan University was established in 2017 as the only department in all Iraqi universities that award a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. The program offers students a solid knowledge base in clinical dietetics, human nutrition, food science, and public health throughout the four-year program. The students will be taught to a high level the importance of the link between food, nutrition, and human health. As food is an essential part of the therapeutic process of any disease, nutrition and dietetics is an application of food science, therapeutic nutrition, and diet programs to prevent and treat diet-related diseases to enhance the health of the individual and society.
The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for progressing toward foundational for a variety of professional careers in nutrition, dietetics, and food services. The course has been designed following different universities in developed and developing countries, ensuring you are taught to a national and internationally recognized standard.

Job Opportunities

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics aims to prepare high qualified graduates with the required skills of leadership, innovation and communication in the fields of food science, nutrition, and dietetics. With these skills you will be qualified for professional job as Nutritionists and Dietitians according to national and international standards of associations, institutions, and syndicate to work and supervise on the following areas in order to raise public awareness and improve the health and well-being of individual and community through better nutrition care and healthy lifestyle.

  • Public and private hospitals, primary healthcare and medical centres
  • Therapeutic nutrition and dietetics counselling clinics
  • Food and nutrition research centres and laboratories
  •  Sport clubs and fitness centre
  • Product developer and sensory evaluator
  • Supervising diets in restaurants, hotels, airlines, military, elderly house and schools
  • Media analyser and food marketing
  • Representative/ manager at food company, and catering services
  • Food technologist
  •  Food safety and hygienic advisor
  • Food, beverage and drug quality assurance/ control agencies
  • International organisations (FAO, UNICEF, WHO, WFP)
  • Academic instructor/ lecturer at institutions, college and universities after post graduate studies

mission

The mission of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Cihan University- Erbil is to prepare graduates to be future leaders in nutrition, dietetics, and food services to improve human health and prevent non-communicable disease through better nutrition care and a healthy lifestyle. The department strives to accomplish this goal through research to understand how diet influences health at molecular and population levels, the development of nutritional strategies, informing policy, the education of researchers and practitioners, and the distribution of nutrition information to health professionals and the public.

Vision

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics' vision is to increase the nutritional and food awareness for the community in the Kurdistan Region and the rest of Iraq through better nutritional care for the public. It is also aimed to be recognized at national and international levels for nutrition science, education, leadership, and research.

Objectives

  1. Preparing a generation of qualified graduates with high levels of nutritional skills and upgrading the therapeutic diet role in Kurdistan and the rest of Iraq.
  2. Educating the community about healthy food, nutritional care, especial diet, malnutrition diseases and epidemiology through holding local and international conferences, workshops, seminars, and training programs.
  3. Developing the department regionally and globally by conducting outstanding scientific researches.
  4. Emphasize cooperation and partnership with local and regional institutions/ organizations to promote nutritional care and protect public health.
  5. Initiating different activities to improve nutrition knowledge and education throughout the four years of study.

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Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visited the Central Laboratory in Erbil

On Monday, February 18, 2024, third and fourth-year Nutrition and...

Cihan University-Erbil Students Triumph in Polish Academic Course, Return to Kurdistan

Following their successful completion of a study course in...

Cihan University-Erbil students have effectively finished a course in Poland

The students of Cihan University-Erbil have successfully completed their...

Participation of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department in the Campaign to Combat Obesity

The Nutrition and Dietetics Department of Cihan University –...

Cihan University-Erbil Students Engage in Dynamic Scientific Activities and Daily Academic Endeavors in Poland

Cihan University-Erbil students, immersed in the vibrant academic atmosphere...

Cihan University-Erbil Students Thrive in Scientific Pursuits in Poland

While pursuing their academic endeavors within the laboratories and...

The Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visited the Potato Factory in Erbil

On Sunday, November 12th, 2023, the second-stage Nutrition and...

Cihan University-Erbil Students Thriving in Poland: Pursuing Studies and Engaging in Diverse Activities

 Students of Cihan University-Erbil have the privilege of conducting...

Students from Cihan University-Erbil in Poland Visit Kurdistan Regional Government Representation

Students hailing from various departments, such as Architectural Engineering,...

Cihan University-Erbil students in Poland; a field trip to Krakow

Students from Cihan University-Erbil in Poland recently embarked on...

Students from Cihan University-Erbil start their educational journey in Poland

Five students have commenced their studies at the Warsaw...

Cihan University-Erbil Students Visit Poland’s Cultural and Scientific Palace

As the new academic year commences at Cihan University-Erbil,...

Cihan University-Erbil students arrived in Poland with the purpose of pursuing a whole study course

Five students from Cihan University-Erbil have arrived in Poland...

Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visited the Briayti Primary Health Center

Fourth-stage Nutrition and Dietetics Department students visited the Primary...

The president of Cihan University-Erbil extends congratulations to Prof. Dr. Seyed Mohammad Sajadi

The President of Cihan University-Erbil, Prof. Dr. Amjad Saber...

Students from Nutrition and Dietetics department visited Central Laboratory in Erbil

On 2/3/2023 second-year students from Nutrition and Dietetics department visited...

The Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visited Soran Private Hospital

On March 2, 2023, fourth-stage Nutrition and Dietetics Department...

A Student from the Nutrition and Dietetics Department participates in a TV show

Aween Hiwa, a senior year student of the Nutrition...

A Cihan University-Erbil Professor Published a Research Article with Sciencedirect

 Professor Seyed Mohammed Sajadi  from the Department of Nutrition...

Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visited the ImmunoGene Center (IGC)

On 14 December 2022, third-year students from the Nutrition...

Nutrition and Dietetics students visited a special exhibition on the food industry

On Saturday,24/11/2022, under the supervision of Assistant Lecturer Shakir...

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Students Visited Elderly Home

On 16 November 2022 (Wednesday), fourth-year students from the...

Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visited Renal Ward at Gorchila Hospital

On 15 November 2022, fourth-stage students from the Nutrition...

Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visited Pharma Medical Lab

On 8 November 2022, third-stage students from the Nutrition...

Nutrition and Dietetics Department: Fourth-Stage Students Visited Par Hospital-Erbil

On 7 November 2022, fourth-stage students from the Nutrition...

Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Cihan University-Erbil

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics from Health Technical...

Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visited a Health Center

On 19 October 2022 (Wednesday), Head of the Nutrition...

Cihan University-Erbil help the Kurdistan Region be marked on FAO World Map

Cihan University-Erbil, a leading university in Kurdistan Region and...

Cihan Food Festival and Medical Exhibition

On 12 and 13 October 2022, the Department of...

Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visited Shady Hospital

On 26 September 2022 (Monday), the fourth-stage students of...

The Strategic Plan of Cihan University-Erbil for Cihan Teaching Hospital

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Cihan Teaching Hospital to be opened as the largest and ideal private hospital by Cihan University-Erbil

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Researchers of Cihan University-Erbil are the principal Iraqi researchers

Two professors from Cihan University-Erbil won first and fourth...

A Student in Nutrition and Dietetics Department was Hosted in a TV Channel Program

Jilwan Muhammad Hussein, a fourth-stage student at the College...

A Student in Nutrition and Dietetics Department was Hosted by Speda TV

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A Student in Nutrition and Dietetics Department was Hosted by Speda TV

A nutrition and dietetics student at Cihan University-Erbil is...

Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Prepared Some Healthy Functional Food

Students from second year in Nutrition and Dietetics department...

EATING DISORDERS LECTURE FROM A GRADUATE DIETITIAN, HANNAH EDELMAN

The nutrition specialist, Hannah Edelman, a graduate of the...

Extraction Tasks by the Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students

On 7 April 2022, third-year students from the Nutrition...

Nutrition and Dietetics Department Students Visit the Food Festival at Salahaddin University

A group of Nutrition and Dietetics Department students visited...

A Visit to Al Safi Danon Factory by the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

On 22 February 2022, the Department of Human Nutrition...

A competition between students in The Nutrition and Dietetics Department

A competition between The Nutrition and Dietetics Department in...

Information on a Healthy Lifestyle by a Cihan University-Erbil student

Ghufran Ahmed Sabir, a final year student from the...

Student of Nutrition and Dietetics Department attend a workshop on ‘Insulin Pump’

In cooperation with Saar Office, the diabetic representor for Medtronic Co....

Students in Nutrition and Dietetics Department Visit Clinical Laboratory for Allergy Tests

On Wednesday, 3rd of Nov. 2021, third stage students in Nutrition...

Students of Nutrition and Dietetics Department Visit Big Markets in Erbil

On the 2nd of November 2021, fourth stage students...

International Workshop by the Nutrition and Dietetics Department, Cihan University-Erbil

On the International Food Day, an international workshop, food...

Nutrition Brochures by Fourth-Year Students of Cihan University-Erbil

In the last week of the second semester of...

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nutrdep@cihanuniversity.edu.iq