Food Safety and Hygiene
The field of Food Hygiene and Safety is intended to provide safe and healthy food, from production to consumption, for community members, and prevent complications caused by food additives and industrial materials.
The overall goal of Food Safety and Hygiene is to enable the graduates to perform necessary tests, interpret their results, identify food hazards, and implement appropriate methods to prevent food borne illnesses; the graduates are armed with the knowledge and skills of adopting new effective methods to enhance the quality of food.
Expected Competencies at the End of the Program
Specific Competencies and Skills
At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:
- Instructing students of food science at bachelor level
- Dealing with issues and questions related to food safety hygiene
- Imparting scientific knowledge about the significance of food and hazards of unhealthy food to the society
- Performing applied research on food safety and hygiene
- Developing research projects to elevate nutrition standards
- Cooperating with food quality control centers
- Cooperating with national and international bodies to administer programs on food safety and hygiene
General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.
Specific Requiremetns: Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in one of the fields of food science (nutritional science, food technology, with a focus on food quality control and hygiene), environmental health, public health, microbiology, and laboratory sciences; or having a general doctorate in medicine (MD), or a master degree in laboratory sciences received in Iran or abroad
The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.
Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.
However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.
Education Fees and Yearly Expenses
For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.
Duration: 2.5 years
Courses and number of credits:
Prerequisite courses: 4-6 credits
Special Courses: 20 credits
Thesis: 6 credits
For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Food Safety and Hygiene
In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Division of Food Safety and Hygiene, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:
Contact Person : Dr. Golam Reza Jahed Khaniki
Tel.: (+98 21) 42933277
Address: Poorsina street, Division of Food Safety and Hygiene, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:
Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168
Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran
In case you are ready to apply, please refer to TUMS Online Application Form below.
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