The PG Diploma in Clinical Nutrition course will provide the student with a detailed scientific understanding of how nutrition can be used in the management of various diseases. Students will learn the role of diet in the causation, progression, and treatment of different disease conditions. They will also learn how to evaluate nutritional needs in various medical conditions and recommend dietary therapy based on established guidelines and treatment protocols.
This is a comprehensive program mapped to globally accepted proficiency levels. The program is divided into eight courses that cover the theoretical and practical aspects of the key concepts and project work.
The course is designed for a self-learning mode with videos, learning materials, case-scenarios, assignments and quizzes, Webinars on various clinical nutrition topics and One-month intensive practical training program in a tertiary care hospital
- Discuss basic nutrients and their role in growth, development, health maintenance and restoration.
- Identify and interpret food labels and nutritional information
- Identify appropriate dietary guidelines across the lifespan to include pregnancy, lactation, and older aged clients
- Demonstrate the skills needed to perform nutritional status assessments.
- Describe the causes, consequences and management of specific nutritional problems associated with various diseases.
- Describe the nutritional requirements of patients with various illnesses.
- Plan therapeutic dietary interventions for individuals with different disease conditions.
- Demonstrate the competencies required to perform therapeutic diet counseling for patients.