Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Our Foundress, Mother Teresa of St. Rose of Lima was a great educationalist who aimed for the formation of a complete human person with a sense of responsibility to the society and to the nation. The programmes offered by the department does not confine to the usual gathering of information. We take a step forward to mold the students as socially responsible citizen and contribute to the nation at large. The Department aims to produce competent professionals who deeply understand the essence of nutrition that allows them to personalize information rather than follow every guideline issued for an entire population.

The Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics offers two Post Graduate Programmes and a Graduate Programme

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics – one and half year programme including 3 months of hospital internship, initiated in the year 2002. This programme serves as a doorway to eligible science graduates to enter and explore the horizon of nutrition.

Objectives: To produce competent Dietetic professionals by imparting quality education, vocational training and skills, giving wide exposure to the nuances of Dietetics.

Eligibility:

Graduation in Home Science, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Food Science and Quality Control, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Biological Techniques and Specimen Preparation, Biotechnology, Microbiology, BHMS, BAMS, MBBS and B.Sc. Nursing. Graduation with Physiology/Biochemistry/Microbiology as core or complementary are also eligible

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Career Opportunities

  • Dieticians work in hospitals, nursing care facilities and other healthcare facilities and in the community.
  • There are many careers that include clinical dietetics, public health nutrition, food service management, sports nutrition and private practice also.
  • Dieticians and nutritionists in neutraceutical companies and food industries.
  • It helps to grow public interest in taking control of one’s health is likely to develop employment prospects for dietetics professionals.

Master’s Programme in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics – two year programme with an internship, initiated in the year 2016. The Department started this programme due to high demand for advanced Clinical Nutrition learning. The hospital internship would help the students get hands-on training in the field of nutrition.

Objectives:

This programme intends to produce competitive Dieticians and Nutritionists in various relevant fields including public health service. It equips the beneficiaries with the latest knowledge in the respective science and understands the wider horizons of nutrition. Dieticians are indispensable providers of food and nutrition services all over the world; keeping this in mind the syllabus provides speculative knowledge for registered dietitian examination.

Eligibility

Graduation in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Quality Control, Home Science, Family and Community Science, Food Service Management and Dietetics, Sports Nutrition and Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Applied Nutrition. Graduation in Double or triple main candidates or candidates who passed the degree examination in vocational or specialized programme with any of the above mentioned subjects are also eligible for the programme.

Career Opportunities

  • Dieticians work in hospitals, nursing care facilities and other healthcare facilities and in the community.
  • The students can opt as researches mainly in universities, public or private sector research institutes, food product manufacturing companies and hospitals.
  • The Clinical Nutrition Course gives the best opportunity to develop advanced skills in the design and implementation in the field of Research and Development in nutraceutical companies.
  • Teaching Professionals in related streams
  • Dieticians and nutritionists in neutraceutical companies and food industries.

B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics:

Three year programme, initiated in the year 2020 with an ultimate aim to produce a Responsible Nutrition Professional. An ultimate aim of the programme is to produce competent professionals who deeply understand the essence of nutrition which allows them to personalize information rather than follow every guideline issued for an entire population.

Objectives :
The main objective of this programme is to produce a Responsible Nutrition Professionals, who deeply understand the essence of nutrition which allows them to personalize information rather than follow every guideline issued for an entire population. Nutrition takes students on a fascinating journey beginning with curiosity and ending with a solid knowledge base and a healthy dose of scepticism. Our goal is to develop sophisticated consumers who have information of both nutrients and nutrition. The programme also focuses on the current trends in nutrition to match with the pace of the fast-changing subject. It covers nutritional support, ethics and other aspects on scientific bases. The course emphasizes the role of nutrition as a major modifiable factor in community health and the prevention, promotive and curative role of diet in health.

Career Opportunities

  • Dieticians work in hospitals, nursing care facilities and other healthcare facilities and in the community.
  • Dieticians and nutritionists in nutraceutical companies and food industries.
  • Careers that include private practice, clinical dietetics, public health nutrition, food service management, sports nutrition and nutrition research

Eligibility
Pass in +2 with Biology/Home Science and Chemistry as compulsory subject

Message from HOD

The rapidly changing global trends in the area of food consumption patterns, lifestyles and environment have a tremendous impact on the nutrition and health profiles of the communities. Though today’s consumer is much better informed about various issues relating to his health, the information, explosion adds to the confusion in making the right choices and staying clear of misinformation and misconceptions. Therein, emerges the need for professionals with sound knowledge to ensure proper nutrition and positive health of the people they served.
An ultimate aim of the programme is to produce competent professionals who deeply understand the essence of nutrition which allows them to personalize information rather than follow every guideline issued for an entire population. The overall content, organization, and features remain, but, within this framework, key topics and issues are updated with the newest information available.
The Master’s programme has included some interdisciplinary courses like human physiology, nutritional biochemistry, clinical biochemistry, nutritional pharmacology, nutritional advances in pediatrics, geriatrics and sports. Another highlight of course is the practical sessions of Yoga and Basic Life Support (First aid programme). The syllabus includes compulsory 6 months Registered Dietician internship to prepare the students for RD exam to build up professional dieticians
The students can become Clinical Dietitian, Nutritionist, Nutrition consultant, Health and fitness consultant, wellness coordinator, sports nutritionist, diabetic educators, pediatric Nutritionist, Geriatric nutritionist, dietary managers, Community Dietitians

HOD, Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

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