A Clinical Department

Dietitians and nutritionists in UBTH plan implement and oversee nutrition and food service programs. Dieticians are part of an interdisciplinary team that works closely with doctors and nurses to identify and implement nutrition programs for patients and staff.


• Develop, administer and supervise nutrition and food preparation and service programs in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, company cafeterias or similar settings
• Evaluate nutritional status of individuals and provide nutrition counseling and consulting to health professionals, dietetic interns, community groups, government, media and individuals
• Aid in the prevention and/or treatment of inadequate nutrition
• Plan, evaluate and conduct nutrition education programs and develop educational materials for various audiences
• Practice on an individual basis or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to determine nutritional needs of patients and to plan normal and therapeutic menus
• Study and analyze current scientific nutritional studies and conduct research to improve the nutritional value, taste, appearance and preparation of food.
• Confer with other health professionals, community groups, government and the media to provide consultation and advice in areas of nutrition interpretation, intervention and policy
• Supervise training of dietetic interns.
• Dietitians and nutritionists may specialize in such areas as administrative dietetics, clinical dietetics, community dietetics, public health dietetics or research dietetics.
• Participation in consultant ward rounds for in-patients.
• Lecturing student nurses and other categories of nursing officers on the importance of therapeutic diets.
• Training of dietetic interns and those in industrial attachments
• Running dietetic clinics every Thursday
• Liaising with other health –care professionals to provide optimal health care for patients.
• Teaching of students of school of Nursing, Midwifery and Post Basic Nursing with a view to enhance them practically.


Additional Department Infomation

Working Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM



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