Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

6 School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition : 6.1 The School : 6.1.4 General Information

The School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, which is located on the Macdonald Campus of McGill University. The Macdonald Campus is in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue at the western end of the island of Montreal, 32 kilometres west of the city of Montreal and can be reached by city bus, train service and a McGill shuttle bus.
Health and well-being of individuals in relation to food choices and physiological status prevail as the unifying themes of the programs in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. The availability of food, normal metabolism, clinical nutrition, community nutrition at the local and international level, the evaluation of nutritional products and their use in nutrition, and the communication of information about food and health form the core of academic programs.
The School offers a B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) in either the Dietetics Major or the Nutrition Major. Professional Practice experiences in the Dietetics Major are provided in the McGill teaching hospitals and in a wide variety of health, education, business, government and community agencies. The Dietetics Major leads to membership in professional dietetics associations and eligibility for professional registration.
Laboratory and lecture rooms are well supplied with modern and efficient teaching facilities, while the reference section of the Macdonald Campus Library and the research laboratories are equipped to permit the vigorous investigation of problems at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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