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Curriculum Outlines

Fall Term (Year 1 Students)

FN 9711 - Nutrition Research and Epidemiology

This course will provide an introduction to principles of epidemiology as applied to nutrition. Students will learn about study design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiologic studies related to nutritional status, diet and disease relationships. Students will learn how to enter and analyze their own data, and will develop a conceptual understanding of multivariate statistics.

FN9711 Course Outline 2020-2021

FN 9888 - Seminar in Food & Nutritional Sciences

This seminar course will provide students with an opportunity to enhance their research presentation skills by viewing and critically appraising other research talks and by gaining experience presenting secondary research data on selected topics in nutrition.

FN9888 Course Outline 2020-2021 

MScFN Course Schedule 2020-2021

Winter Term (Year 1 Students)


FN 9111 - Food and Nutritional Policies and Regulations (Elective)

Food and Nutritional Policies and Regulations
This course is designed to provide advanced study of the Food and Nutritional Policies and Regulations for topical / current issues in nutrition, food science and technology in health and disease.

FN 9111 Course Outline 2020-2021

FN 9211 - Leadership and Food Management (Elective)

This course integrates practice-based research and experience-based issues in Leadership and Food Management, in a number of different environments, including but not limited to Healthcare (both acute and long term care), Industry, Hospitality, Education institutions and Entrepreneurship.

FN9211 Course Outline 2020-2021

FN 9444 - Advances in Clinical Nutrition (Elective)

An intensive review and critical evaluation of the current medical nutrition management of diverse disease conditions in different stages of the life cycle.

FN9444 Course Outline 2020-2021

FN 9666 - Community Nutrition and Program Planning (Elective)

Advanced study of the principles and practice of community nutrition and education.  Based on an understanding of the impact of public policy and social determinants on health, students will explore concepts of health promotion, program planning and evaluation, and current public health priorities.

FN9666 Course Outline 2020-2021

It is expected that on weekdays when classes are not scheduled, students will be available for dedicated research work and thesis preparation.

MScFN Course Schdeule 2020-2021

Continuing Students

FN 9822 - Thesis in Foods and Nutrition

Students in the Thesis Stream will be required to research and write a thesis in one of the five areas of practice emphasized by the program:

  • Nutrition Care
  • Population Health
  • Public Health
  • Management

Preparation for thesis research will begin early in the first term and will intensify in the second term of the first year when each student in this stream will undertake a half course devoted to thesis project design and planning. 

Each student will work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a thesis topic, submit an ethics proposal, collect and analyze data, and write the thesis.

Together, the student and advisor will draft a learning contract that will make explicit the expectations for the terms of the thesis development.  The student will submit and defend the thesis by the end of the fifth term.