Certificate Course in Woman & Child Nutrition

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1 Certificate Course in Woman & Child Nutrition The aims and objectives of this course are: Section 1 Understand various stages throughout lifecycle of women Describe Nutritional requirements throughout lifecycle. Describe the causes and consequences of common nutritional deficiencies in women. Inculcate healthy eating patterns and necessary lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy life. Describe the Essential Nutrition Actions approach for woman nutrition. Provide details and relevant Nutritional measures of various health issues- PMS, Osteoporosis, Anemia at various stages Endocrine problems etc. Prioritize the key nutrition behaviors which address the health and nutrition needs of women in vulnerable communities, and to integrate these behaviors into: o o on-going health interventions in facilities and communities, on-going interventions in other sectors important for nutrition. Practical diet planning at various stages. Section 2 To develop an understanding about the needs and rights of children with emphasis on the sociocultural context of childhood. To understand the development of children from birth. To appreciate the health and nutritional needs of young children and to be able to evaluate a diet as regards nutritional adequacy. To be able to identify common childhood illnesses, take care of the sick child and take preventive measures. To identify children with special needs, be able to take care of their needs within the setting of the child care centre and take preventive action. Select the right kinds of food keeping cost in mind and to recognize and identify common illnesses that arise out of eating the wrong types of food.

2 Course: Certificate Course in Woman & Child Nutrition Duration: 3 months Type: Online/Correspondence Eligibility Graduates from the field of Nutrition, Dietetics, science, commerce, arts, sports medicine are eligible for this course. Applicants should have a Bachelor Degree / Provisional Certificate with mark lists from an accredited college or university. These are crucial for your application. Please ensure all the copies of these documents are attested. Syllabus: Following are the course specific areas that will be covered step by step throughout the course period of 3 months. Section 1 Woman Nutrition Sr No. Topic Page Number 1 General health and the current scenario of women s health in India. 2 Lifecycle in adult woman Pregnancy Lactation Pre-Menopause Menopause - Physical and emotional changes, Combating menopausal problems, depression, The need for support and care from the family. Post-Menopause

3 Old age 3 Nutritional requirements for adult woman. 4 Health issues related to deficiency or excess of nutrients. Common macronutrient deficiencies Common micronutrient deficiencies 5 Commonly seen lifestyle disorders in woman Overweight and obesity Diabetes PCOD Thyroid problems 6 Importance of adopting healthy lifestyle habits in children and adult woman. Stress Management Physical activity/exercise Adequate sleep 7 Awareness about routine health checks ups and its importance in prevention of life threatening diseases. Breast examination Pap Smear test Other routine tests 8 Approaches to improve women s health. Measures taken from the government and other organizations for the betterment of women health. Individual approach towards improvising women health.

4 9 Practical Diet Planning guidelines for all stages Section 2, Part 1 Child Nutrition NO TOPIC PAGE NO 1 INTRODUCTION TO CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT 1.1 The Experience of Childhood 1.2 Basic Concepts in Child Development 1.3 The principles of Development 1.4 The Needs and Rights of Children 2 INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITION AND HEALTH 2.1 The Meaning of Nutrition 2.2 The Concept of Health 3 NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF CHILDREN 4 BASICS OF MANAGEMENT 5 ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN 5.1 Dietary Assessment of Nutritional Status 5.2 Anthropometric Assessment of Nutritional Status 5.3 Clinical Assessment of Nutritional Status 5.4 Biochemical Assessment of nutritional Status 6 IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY NUTRITION 7 BREASTFEEDING

5 8 INFANT FORMULAS 9 WEANING BABIES / INTRODUCTION OF SOILDS 10 INSTILLING HEALTHY EATING HABITS IN CHILDREN 11 FOOD ALLERGY AND INTOLERANCE Section 2, Part 2 Child Nutrition NO TOPIC 12 COMMON NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIES & DISORDERS IN CHILDREN 13 CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 13.1 Introduction to Special Needs 13.2 Services for Special Children 13.3 Helping Parents Cope 13.4 Children with Mental Retardation 13.5 Children with Physical Disabilities 13.6 Children with Behavioral Problems 14 INBORN ERORS OF METABOLISM 15 OBESITY IN CHILDREN 16 VEGETARIAN DIETS 17 VITAMIN & MINERAL SUPPLEMENTATION FOR CHILDREN / DIETARY SUPPLIMENTS FOR CHILDREN 18 FEEDING GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT 18.1 Healthy eating for children 18.2 Nutritious snacks

6 18.3 Nutrition for Adolescent 18.4 Dietary guidelines and food pyramid 19 TEETH AND GUM CARE 20 SPORTS NUTITION 21 NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT IN SICK OR HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN 21.1 Nutritional Requirements of Hospitalized Patients 21.2 Refeeding Syndrome 22 COMMUNITY NUTRITION PROGRAMMS FOR CHILDREN Assessment and Examinations: Your grades will be decided on the following basis: 1. Subject specific MCQs: - 25 marks During the course of every subject the candidate shall login to his/ her online id and answer a set of questions respective to that subject online. This will be a one time login time lined process. 2. Subject specific Assignment- 75 marks After the completion of every subject the candidate shall submit the completed assignment to 3. Extra Assignment 25 Marks Extra Assignment either in the form of a word document or as a powerpoint presentation to be sent via before the end of the course. Topic will be given after a fortnight of start of the course At the end of the course the candidate shall appear for the final examination of 325 marks (inclusive of the extra assignment marks). The exact dates shall be announced well in advance. Fee Structure: For Correspondence Course % service tax = Rs.10112/- only can be paid through cheque (For Mumbai residents only) or DD (For non-mumbai residents), payable at Mumbai. For Online Course (To start from July 2012) % service tax = Rs.8427/- only can be paid through cheque (For Mumbai residents only) or DD (For non-mumbai residents), payable at Mumbai. In order to opt for the online mode of studying, students are required to

7 have internet connection since the course materials and tests will be available online only. No hard copies will be provided by us. For International Students: 10, % service tax = Rs.11236/- only can be paid DD (For non-mumbai residents), payable at Mumbai or through Net-Transfer This includes fees for the course material, faculty assistance and examination fees. Payable to Prime Health Consultants and couriered to Padmashri Shanmugaraj Dreams, 3B/ 1406 Off. LBS Marg, Bhandup (W) Mumbai India USP/ Uniqueness features: Certificates on completion of the course will be provided by Asian Institute Of Health Sciences (AIOHS), an authorized learning center for Sikkim Manipal University. Visit for more details on the Institute. 15 days Internship and Practical training provided, where successful candidates will be placed as Trainee Diet Advisors at Prime Health Consultants Up-to-date study material compiled by Registered Dietitians with 30+ years of experience in the field of Dietetics and Nutrition Question bank provided at the end of each chapter helps self-evaluation Comprehensive introduction to nutrition science and dietetics Regular tests and assessments Job assistance/ visibility provided for successful candidates For any other queries, kindly mail us at

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