Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Message from the Head of the Department

- 2020/09/14

In the name of Allah, and peace and prayers be upon Prophet Muhammad ...

As we are embarking on a comprehensive launching phase in all fields towards a hopeful future in the 2030 vision of the future where science and scientists are better able to contribute to the advancement of the society, and out of the belief in the value of science and achievement and the University's role in serving the community, I declare that we will spare no effort as instructors, administrators and students in adopting the latest methods in scientific research in the field of clinical nutrition, and focus on the good use of this science and turn in into practical skills to help promote health nutrition for individuals and society, as well as reduce health problems caused by errors in nutrition, which could affect the body's organs and vital functions: It was said in the old days that the stomach is where sickness begins, and that a healthy diet is where treatment begins.

We believe in the importance of this specialization. This department was established to make batches of highly-qualified students graduate and work at specialized hospitals and healthcare centers as well as nursing homes and special education centers. It aims to reduce the various pathological complications by providing patients with proper diets, which makes clinical nutritionists an essential part of the medical treatment team. They seeks to make our society healthy and sound, improving our eating habits, because what can be treated with a healthy diet does not require medications.

Head of the Department

Dr. Widad bint Fouad Azhar