Dietitians work with other multi-disciplinary professionals to provide patient-centered and evidence-based nutrition care.
The department offers the following services:
1. Clinical dietetic services for patients
Clinical dietetic services include Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT) and nutritional counseling to patients by Dietitian.
Some of the dietary interventions that are commonly provided to patients include:
The department offers dietary counseling to patients who required medical nutrition therapy, which is conducted individually or in groups. Patients with chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney failure require medical nutrition therapy to optimize the control of the disease along with medical treatment and medication provided.
In addition, diet counseling is also offered to individuals in need of weight control, pregnant women and children with failure to thrive.
We receive internal referrals from Family Medicine Clinic and other specialist clinics at HPUPM. We also accept patients on a 'walk-in' basis, however, patients are advised to make an appointment in advance to make sure for available slot.
The following are the operating hours of clinics under the supervision of the Dietetic Department:
2. Education and Research
The Department of Dietetics has taken proactive steps to support UPM as a leading of research university in Malaysia.
3. Dietetics in the Community
Staff from the Dietetic Department are actively involved in various community activities such as giving lectures and nutrition education in specific communities or sharing with the public on various nutrition issues in mass media such as television, radio, magazines and newspapers.
Updated:: 05/04/2021 [m_sharfizam]
Dean's General Office
Level 3, Administration Building,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.