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Postgraduate Curriculum in Human Nutrition in Pakistan: Evaluation for Three Main Domains in Nutrition by Using the Novel Delphi Technique

Postgraduate Curriculum in Human Nutrition in Pakistan: Evaluation for Three Main Domains in Nutrition by Using the Novel Delphi Technique

Iftikhar Alam1*, Sana Shah1, Muhammad Farooq2* and Samiya Rahman3

1Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, Charsadda, Pakistan; 2College of Food Science and Engineering, Northwest A and F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100, PR China; 3Department of Biochemistry University of Okara, Pakistan

 
*Correspondence | Iftikhar Alam and Muhammad Farooq, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, Charsadda, Pakistan; College of Food Science and Engineering, Northwest A and F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100, PR China; Emails: Farooq.fst28@gmail.com, iftikharalam@bkuc.edu.pk

ABSTRACT

 The main purpose of this study was to identify new concepts for postgraduate nutrition education curriculum. The emergence of nutrition has created an incipient need for nutrition education to take a more globalized approach to prepare students for future careers in nutrition. A Delphi study technique was used to obtain a general consensus on three domains being reflected in nutrition curriculum by a panel of experts. Also the panel identified 34 overarching concepts that were to be incorporated into curriculum within. Most (21) of these new concepts came from the domain of Clinical Nutrition, followed by Applied Nutrition (9) and Basic Nutrition (4). Based on the findings of this study, we recommend the 34 concepts be used by curriculum specialists to the nutrition curriculum. Future research should investigate the utility of the concepts and best practices for teaching modern content in nutrition curriculum.

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Journal of Innovative Sciences

December

Vol.8, Iss.2, Pages 146-325

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