Program- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics


Program- Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics

The Diploma program in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics provides in-depth insight into the science of nutrition, healthy diet planning across a human’s life cycle along with all the diseased cases. This professional course aims at clinical treatment of diseases by dietary intervention and related biological science to improve health in the community. The course provides a very deep understanding of the various metabolic pathways, their relation to nutrients, role of macro and micro nutrients in biological, chemical and regulatory mechanisms in the body. It helps in understanding the connection between nutrition, fitness/athletic performance and allied health sciences with on the job training.
Duration- 1 year (48 Credits)
Eligibility- Graduate in Nutrition & Dietetics with minimum 60% marks
Objectives of the program-

  1. To understand the biochemical, physiologic & nutritional implications in a diseased state.
  2. To develop and update practical management skills of nutritionists and provide important insights into contemporary development in clinical nutrition.
  3. To provide intensive training to nutritionists to be competent member of a specialized nutrition support team in hospitals or to pursue clinical based research in different research centers.
  4. To integrate alternative therapies in the disease care process to achieve a holistic approach in patient care.

This course may be the right choice for you if-

  • You have interest in serving the diseased.
  • Want to gain in-depth knowledge of nutrition and health.
  • Be creative in planning healthy normal and therapeutic diets for chronic as well as acute cases.
  • Have a curious mind and a scientific temper to learn allied health sciences

Professional opportunities

  •  Nutritionist, Dietitians, Consultants – Multi speciality and Speciality Hospitals, Wellness centers, Schools
  • Professor’s, Research Fellows and Medical Nutrition Writers
  • Food and Nutrition Communication & Journalism
  • Entrepreneur in the area of Food production and Service
  • Marketing team members for pharmaceutical & Neutraceutical Industry
  • NGO’s associated with Community health
  • Eligibility for a Registered Nutritionist / Dietitian (R.D.) -Direct access to RD training and becoming a Registered Dieticians (as per the latest protocol by Indian Dietetics Association) (visit www.idaindia.com)

Opportunities for further education-National and International 

  • Unlimited job opportunities.
  • Research opportunities in hospitals.
  • National and international employment openings.
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Freelance blog writer
  • R&D member to many MNC’s catering to nutrition,
POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL NUTRITION & DIETETICS
Term

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CLINICAL NUTRITION & DIETETICS

Credits Regular
  1. FOUNDATION COURSE
Physiology & Clinical Biochemistry(THEORY)(08) 24
Preventive & Therapeutic Practice in Dietetics (Theory & Practical)(04+04)
Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition(Theory & Practical)(03+01)
Nutritional Assessment & Research Methodology(Theory & Practical)(02+02)
  1. SPECIALIZATION COMPONENT
Advanced Physiology & Clinical Biochemistry(Theory)(04) 24
Medical Nutrition Therapy(Theory & Practical)(04+04)
Comprehensive Patient Management(Theory & Practical)(02+02)
Internship (04)
Project (04)
TOTAL 48