POST GRADUATION DIPLOMA IN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (PGDND)
About the course:
Knowledge of nutrition for overall health and wellness as well as therapeutic nutrition is recognized as integral tools for the prevention and treatment of many diseases currently ailing the global population. The Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (PGDND) is a program which integrates courses on health, nutrition and disease. This program covers the core subjects in Nutrition and Dietetics such as Dietetics and Diet Counselling, Public Nutrition, and Institutional Food Management etc. with a special emphasis on nutrition during special clinical situations like active disease, treatment and convalescence / rehabilitation etc. Students are trained to use an evidence-based approach to transition patients from a state of disease back to a state of health and well-being. Specifically, students are taught to identify imbalances which contribute to a disease state rather than diagnosing and treating individual symptoms. Our ultimate goal is to foster a future generation of clinical dieticians equipped to shift the current healthcare system from the current ‘treatment mode’ to one of ‘disease prevention and maintenance of optimal health’. Nutrition and Dietetics is a vital, growing field and the opportunities and possibilities in this field are endless. The trends today show an increasing interest in health and fitness. After an intensive course work of one year the students undergo 2 months internship in the multi-speciality hospitals to gain practical experience.