Solusi University
P.O. Solusi
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Admissions: admissions@solusi.ac.zw
General Info: info@solusi.ac.zw
Student Finance: sfo@solusi.ac.zw
+263 09 647 34
+263 09 885 457

DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND NUTRITION

Chairperson

Angeline  Musvosvi 

PhD (Education) MA, BSc (Home Economics), Dip (Teaching)

Lecturers

  • Merlina Gabuco Idaosos (Phd Home Economics, MSc Food Technology, BSc Food & Nutrition)
  • Namo Gwisai (PhD in Education Food & Nutrition, MSc, B.Ed Family & Consumer Science)
  • Primrose Ndlovu (M.Ed, B.Ed, Diploma Home Economics)
  • Doreen Sibanda (MSc, BSc Family & Consumer Science, Cert in Educ)
  • Judy Mhondiwa (MSc Family & Consumer Science, B.Ed Home Economic, Dip Educ) 


MISSION

PHILOSOPHY

OBJECTIVES

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Degrees Offered:

The Department of Food and Nutrition emphasis offers Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in
1. The Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition which is a regular four-year full time programme
2. Bachelor of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition for the Block release.
3. Bachelor of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition with Education for those who intend to teach in the area.
4. Bachelor of Education in Food and Nutrition (Block Release) for either Primary or Secondary school teachers.
The four programmes will cover natural sciences, applied sciences, as well as research and social sciences as stipulated in the bulletin.

CORE COURSES

FDNT 114-Human Nutrition (3 Credits)
FDNT 124-Psychosocial Influences on Food Choices (3 Credits)
FDNT 204-Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3 Credits)
FDNT 214-Food Science & Technology (4 Credits)
FDNT 230-Nutrition Assessment (3 Credits)
FDNT 234-Community Nutrition (3 Credits)
FDNT 304-Clinical Nutrition (3 Credits)
FDNT 314-Therapeutic Nutrition (4 Credits)
FDNT 354-Nutrition and Human Metabolism (3 Credits)
FDNT 374-Public Health Nutrition (3 Credits)
FDNT 395-International Foods (2 Credits)
FDNT 414-Critical Issues in Nutrition (3 Credits)
FDNT 464-Nutrition Education and Counselling (4 Credits)
FDNT 482-Food Project Development (4 Credits)
FMNT 224-Meal Management (4 Credits)
FMNT 334-Quantity Food Management (4 Credits)
FMNT 475-Food Systems & Management (3 Credits)
NUPM 240-Project Management (3 Credits)

COGNATE COURSES

BIOL 128-Anatomy & Physiology I (4 Credits)
BIOL 130-Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credits)
BIOL 260-Microbiology (4 Credits)
CHEM 121-General Chemistry (4 Credits)
CHEM 165-Biochemistry (4 Credits)
CHEM 201-Organic Chemistry I (4 Credits)

ELECTIVE COURSES(Select any ONE from the following)

NUEL 200-Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)
NUEL 201-HIV & AIDS Education (3 Credits)
NUEL 234-Food Marketing and Logistics (3 Credits)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FDNT 400-Professional Experience (Attachment: 6-8 months) (3 Credits)

RESEARCH COURSES

FDNT 380-Research Methods (3 Credits)
FDNT 390-Research Project (3 Credits)

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

Behaviour Development
Health and Physical Education
Mathematics
Languages Communication
Natural Sciences
Computers
Ethics and Philosophy