Department of Dietetics

The Department of Dietetics is a clinical support unit that provides medical nutrition therapy services to patients and staff as its core activity. Medical Nutrition Therapy is a combination therapy of nutritional interventions that includes nutritional science, medicine and behavioral science to have a positive impact on the health and well -being of patients.

In addition, the service also includes food status assessment and dietary counseling and/or special diet therapy to treat and manage the disease based on the patient''s condition.

Studies show that optimal medical nutritional therapy gives good results in dealing with disease and preventing complications, thus savings high cost of medical services.

In addition, to meet the needs of food care based on Medical Nutrition Therapy, the Unit Sajian has been placed under the Department of Dietetics since 15 January 2017 as an entity responsible for overseeing the quality of food supply services provided to patients treated at the University of Malaya Medical Center.

Jabatan Dietetik
Dapur Utama
Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya
59100 Lembah Pantai
Kuala Lumpur

No. Telefon:
Klinik Dietari RUKA: 03-79492385
Pejabat Sajian: 03-79494929

Portal Jabatan Dietetik :

Services Offered/Provided (Latest)

The services provided by the Department of Dietetics can be categorized into two area of services, namely clinical services and non -clinical services

2.1 Clinical Services

2.1.1 Medical nutrition therapy services

Medical nutrition therapy services are provided to outpatients and inpatients by dietitian. Medical nutritional therapy includes the process of assessment of nutritional status, nutrition diagnosis, intervention plan including diet regimen/plan, monitoring and re-evaluation of therapy efficacy

2.1.2   Inpatient Services

Medical nutritional therapy services are provided for all inpatients referred by a medical officer to a dietitian. Apart from referrals, dietitians also perform nutritional screening on patients identified as needing medical nutritional therapy in the ward.

Dietitians are also involved in team care of patients. This method combines the skills and experience of various health professionals to ensure more effective, intensive, quality and cost-effective patient care.
This method can also avoid redundancy in the process of patient care by conducting discussions and communication more effectively.

2.1.3 Outpatient Services

Primary Care Dietitian Clinic (RUKA)
The clinic operates every working day from 8.30 am - 4.30 pm. Most of the patients referred were from RUKA Clinic, Family, and Staff Health. Apart from that, there were also referrals from other specialist clinics when dietitians are not available at the clinic on that day.


Working Hours


Primary Care Dietary Clinic (RUKA)

Monday and Thursday: 8.00 am - 1.00 pm 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm 2.00 pm - to 5.00 pm
Friday: 8.00 am - 12.15 pm 2.45 pm - 5.00 pm

1st Floor, RUKA Building


Specialist Clinic and Day Care Centre
Dietitians are also stationed at specialist clinics and day care to provide medical nutritional therapy services to patients referred by medical officers.


Working Hours


Ante-Natal  Clinic

Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Anti Natal Clinic, 1st Floor, Women and Children Health Complex

Renal Clinic

Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Medical Clinic 3, 1st Floor

Oncology Clinic

Monday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Clinical Oncology Unit, 1st Floor Menara Timur

General Pediatric Clinic
Diabetic & Endocrine Pediatric Clinic
Genetic Pediatric Clinic
Respiratory Pediatric Clinic
Gastro Pediatric Clinic

Monday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Pediatric Clinic, Women and Children Health Complex, 1st Floor

Diabetes & Endocrine Clinic

Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Medical Clinic 2, Level 1

Cardiac & Neuro Rehab Clinic

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Rehabilitation Clinic, Level 1, South Tower

Surgical Clinic

Thursday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Surgical Clinic, 1st Floor Menara Utama

Gastro Clinic

Thursday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Medical Clinic 3, 1st Floor

Dysphagia Clinic

Thursday: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ENT Clinic, Menara Utama, 1st Floor


2.2 Non -Clinical Services

Services under the Catering Unit

2.2.1 Management and monitoring of meal contracts

Quality control of food services, preparation and supply process of food to inpatients and lunch meal for officer in Operation Theater is done by Unit Sajian. The monitoring method is through food testing by appointed officers, management of customer feedback and complaints, review of food portions/weight, monitoring the food supply process in the ward and hygienic monitoring in the main kitchen area.

Apart from the above, the Unit Sajian  is also responsible for financial management related to inpatient food services, hospitality provision, lunch meal provider for Operation Theater officers and dry food supply for patients in the ward.

2.2.2 Monitoring of Food Premises within PPUM

Starting in 2019, the Dietetics Department has conducted daily monitoring on all food premises and "vending machines" available at UMMC. Monitoring is done by an Assistant Environmental Health Officer Grade U29 assisted by a Health Care Assistant from the Catering Unit.
Apart from daily monitoring, the Department also works with Officers and Assistant Environmental Health Officers from the Health Office, Lembah Pantai to ensure that food premises in UMMC are always in a clean and safe condition, as well as selling clean, safe and quality food.
The Dietetics Department also works with Officers from the Business Development Department and Premises Auditors who have been appointed to conduct monitoring audits on all food premises in UMMC and in their kitchens outside of UMMC.

2.2.3 Enteral Food Supply Services and Infant Formula

The Department of Dietetics through the Enteral Food Supply Unit (UBME) conducts enteral food supply services and Infant Formula to inpatients at UMMC.

  • Enteral foods
    Enteral foods include supplemental or full liquid foods given by mouth or through a tube into the gastrointestinal system. There are more than 20 types of products supplied in the form of RTU (ready-to-use), RTD (ready-to-drink) or powder supplied according to patient needs.
  • Preparation and Supply of Infant Formula
    There are four categories of formulas provided, namely:
    • Infant Formula Formula
    • Premature Infant Formula Formula
    • Special Formula-(extensively hydolysed and amino-acid based formula)
    • Metabolic formula for patients with in-born errors of metabolism according to their respective diagnoses

All infant formula including milk bottles and nipples will only be supplied according to a prescription from a medical officer.


  • Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya,
    Lembah Pantai, 59100,
    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


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  • Phone No : 03-79494422
    Fax : 03-79492030