Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics

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Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics

Course Features

Course Details

Equip Africa College recognizes the need for producing highly skilled nutritionists who will provide Africans with the much needed quality healthcare services. Upon completion of the prescribed course of study for Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics the graduates will have acquired knowledge skills and attitude to be able to participate in nutrition and dietetic services offered in health facilities and community, participate in educating consumers on issues of nutrition and dietetics at individual, family and community level, participate in management of people with special needs and emerging issues and develop appropriate intervention, and assist in community nutrition and dietetic planning and development of appropriate interventions in disasters and emergencies. Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics graduates will be able to advance to a Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics with a Module I exemption.
Course Structure
Module I
  • Communication Skills
  • Introduction to information and communication and technology
  • Basic mathematics and Statistics
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Applied physical sciences
  • Applied biological sciences
  • HIV and AIDS and Drug abuse
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to behavioural science
  • First aid
  • Food Science
  • Human nutrition
  • Maternal and Child nutrition
  • Diet therapy I
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Management of malnutrition
  • Food hygiene and safety
  • Nutrition in the Life Span
  • Introduction to the Nutrition Care process
  • Nutritional Anthropology
Module II
  • Nutrition in HIV/ AIDS
  • Meal planning management and service
  • Introduction to nutrition surveillance
  • Diet therapy II
  • Community diagnosis and mobilization
  • Nutrition for vulnerable groups
  • Food and food groups
  • Life skills
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Legal aspects of nutrition and dietetics
  • Demonstration techniques
  • Introduction to primary health
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Industrial Attachment/ Practicum

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