Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

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Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics

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Course Details

The goal of this course is to equip students with appropriate in-depth  knowledge and skills in subjects related to nutrition and dietetics for the graduates of Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics. Upon completion of the Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics the graduates will have acquired knowledge skills and attitude to be able to apply the knowledge skills and attitudes to undertake quality nutrition and dietetic practice in a range of settings including disasters and emergencies as well as apply independent learning and reflective practice skills to allow capacity for self-evaluation and management that is strategic and focuses on quality nutrition and dietetics practice.
Course Structure
Module 1
  • Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Information and Communication Technology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
  •  Food hygiene and safety
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Principles of  dietetics
  • Food Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Foundations of food preparation
  • Macronutrients
  • Human Anatomy and physiology II
  • Basic mathematics
  • Basic statistics
  • Meal planning and management
  • Life skills
  • Micronutrients
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Principles of food preservation and processing
Module II
  • Community partnership
  • Food Security
  • First Aid
  • Biochemistry I
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Maternal and child nutrition
  • Nutrition surveillance
  • Nutrition in disease management 1
  • Principles of nutrition and behavior
  • Nutritional anthropology
  • Biochemistry II
  • Diet therapy I
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Introduction to Research Methodology
  • Nutrition in disease management II
  • Foods and food groups
  • Introduction to Behavioral Science
  • Nutrition in the life Cycle
Module III
  • Diet therapy II
  • Research project 1
  • Nutrition epidemiology
  • Nutrition interventions in HIV/AIDS
  • Principles of primary health care
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Diet therapy III
  • Health information Management Systems
  • Principles and Practice of management
  • Research project II
  • Legal aspects in nutrition and dietetics
  • Clinical practicum
  • Industrial Attachment

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