COMPETENCE BASED CURRICULUM AND STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING METHOD (SCL) (2005-2015)
In the beginning of 2006, during its establishment, learning method applied by Nutrition Science Program was Student Centred Learning (SCL) and Competence Based Curriculum. Total credit hours was minimized from minimum 144 credit hours and 152 maximum credit hours to minimum 140 credit hours and 144 maximum credit hours. This decrease in credit hours is intended to avoid courses with similar materials.
OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION CURRICULUM AND EVIDENCE BASED LEARNING (2016- now)
Since 2015, Nutrition Science Program has implemented outcome based curriculum and evidence based learning method (EBL). EBL method is believed to be more suitable with current condition and would encourage students to be more sensitive to community nutrition problems. Previous learning method was more concern in cognitive aspect and did not emphasize in evidence aspect. In EBL, it is very important for students to have skills and working in field ability. In this method, in the first 8 weeks students will explore the theory by in class learning and the last 8 weeks students will learn in the field. Courses in EBL was conducted in cluster system where there is 4 main purpose of the cluster such as understanding nutrition problems, nutritional problem assessment, nutrition intervention, and monitoring and evaluation.