Master’s Programme In Clinical Nutrition And Dietetics
OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE:
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.
- Dieticians work in hospitals, nursing care facilities and other healthcare facilities and in the community.
- The students can opt for research career mainly in universities, public or private sector research institutes, food product manufacturing companies and hospitals.
- Teaching the science of nutrition, dietetics in colleges and universities is also a good option.
- Professionals can become an assistant, associate, or director of a dietetic department, or become self-employed.
- Dieticians and nutritionists in neutraceutical companies and food industries.
- The students can appear for RD examination after undergoing a 6-month RD internship in an RD recognized multi-specialty hospital.
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.
- The syllabus for the master’s programme in clinical nutrition includes relevant courses which were identified as the need of the hour like nutritional pharmacology.
- The programme focuses on producing clinical professionals.
- Inculcates the urge for research.
- Develop socially committed dieticians with the skill in dealing with the community.
- Basic Life Support practical session equips one with the knowledge and skills to handle an emergency situation.
- Awareness in Yoga helps to develop a holistic approach to the dietetic profession.
- Hospital Internship, which provides opportunity for hands-on training in the field of nutrition.
Semester I- Nutrition Through Life Cycle, Human Physiology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Research Methodology and Biostatistics and Biochemical Analysis (Practical)
Semester II- Advanced Dietetics, Advanced Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition in Critical Care and Advanced Dietetics and Critical Care (Practical)
Semester III- Applied Nutrition, Hospital Management, Clinical Biochemistry, Nutritional Pharmacology and Yoga and Basic Life Support (Practical)
Semester IV- Food Microbiology and Quality Control, Public Health Nutrition, Community Programme (Practical), Elective, Thesis
For more details about the course, please contact Ms Surya M. Kottaram, Assistant Professor