A professional training for nutritionists….

Course Outline: 
The Certificate course on Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics course provides a strong grounding in Clinical nutrition and the skills needed to advise or counsel people in this area. It is ideal for those who want to enter into a career as a Clinical Dietitian / Nutritionist in a hospital .

Once you complete the course you will be able to work as a Clinical Nutritionist/ Dietitian, Set up your own Nutritional consultancy service or work for a health related business. You can also be your own boss and start a nutritional counselling and consultation centre for clients and make your passion your career.

?The course covers the below topics:

1) Introduction to Therapeutic Nutrition
2) Overview of Nutrition and clinical assessment
3) Therapeutic Management of Diabetes
4) Diet for Gastrointestinal tract (GI)
5) Child nutrition
6) Diet for pregnancy & Lactating mother
7) Food serving & Measurement
8.)Pathology in practice
9) Types of diet & IPD management
10) Diet for thyroid Diseases & PCOS
11) Therapeutic Management of Hematological Disorder
12) Diet for Heart Disease, Hyperlipidemia, Artheriolsclerosis & Hypertension
13) Renal Diet
14)Oncology Diet
15) Arthritis
16) Strategic Diet planning for a medical condition etc.

BSc or MS Student of Food and nutrition / Applied nutrition / Nutritionists / Dietitians.

Course Duration:03 months 
?02 months training (80 hours of Study) + 01 month hospital attachment (36 hours supervise clinical practice) — #Condition_Applied
After completion of all classes participants should under go 01 exam and 01 case study presentation to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation from BADN.
Further query contact : +880 1672-885501
Email: badn91@gmail.com

Course Summary:

·         Introduction to Nutrition

This course is a preface to food and nutrition and the role of dietitians in promoting a healthy lifestyle. The students are oriented towards the basic principles of essential nutrients including their sources, digestion, absorption, functions, and their requirements. Issues of food safety as part of nutritional concern will also be exposed.

·         Macro and Micro Nutrients

A study of energy needs components, metabolism, general chemical characteristics and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and minerals as well as other emerging nutritional factors related to human health and diseases.

·         Principles of Food Science

This course deals with current issues associated with food constituents, structure-function relationships of water, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals in food systems. The study of the various food groups with respect to their classification, quality, physical and chemical characteristics.

·         Nutrition Assessment

This course provides an introduction for the nutritional assessment as part of nutrition care process. It orients the students to the basic aspects of nutritional assessment systems. It emphasizes on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills regarding different aspects of nutritional assessment: anthropocentric, laboratory, clinical, dietary assessments and includes an evaluation of their strengths and limitations. The laboratory sessions utilize active application of tools and techniques used for assessment of nutritional status.

·         Pediatric Nutrition

The course focuses on the interrelationships of growth and development of the infant/child with nutritional status in health and disease. Nutrition for health promotion; effects of malnutrition, nutrient needs, feeding strategies, disease and demographics on nutritional status and pathophysiology of growth and development along with their effect on organ systems are included.

·         Medical Nutrition Therapy

This course orients the students to the Nutrition Care process in the clinical setting. It focuses on the study of the advanced medical nutrition therapy for specific disease conditions such as digestive disorders, liver diseases, diabetes mellitus, obesity, oral health and metabolic disorders. This course also covers the advanced principles of medical nutrition therapy of certain disease states as cardiovascular diseases, metabolic stress, renal disease and more complicated medical conditions including, cancer, HIV infection, AIDS, specific disease conditions such as stress and trauma.

·         Diet Planning and Disease

This course provides advanced study of evidence-based nutrition principles and clinical recommendations for the prevention and treatment of digestive disorders, diabetes mellitus, obesity, oral health and metabolic disorders. It develops the skills of the students of diet planning in health and disease to practice in clinical settings. This course also focuses on application of evidenced-based nutrition care process in management of coronary heart diseases, renal diseases, cancer, HIV and other critical conditions with special emphasis of individualized nutrition support. The advanced course is designed to equip students with professional skills in diet planning for clinical settings.

·         Food Service Management

The course illustrates the functions of food service operations such as menu planning, purchasing, storage, production and service. It reviews the principles of cleaning, sanitation, personal hygiene and safety practices in food service facilities like implementation of HACCP program. It provides students with an insight into the design, operation, management and evaluation of institutional and commercial food service facilities. Applications for menu management and recipe writing are discussed. The course also covers the application of dietary advice by focusing on menu management, design and recipes in order to ensure that advice about diet are practical. It allows students to reflect on their nutritional knowledge and eating pattern to manage, plan, and analyze a range of meals suitable for maintenance of good health.

·         Nutrition Counseling and Communication skills

This course focuses on the understanding and acquisition of communication skills in interpersonal and counseling contexts. The identification and development of specific communication skills that are essential in clinical practice and professional environment will be emphasized in order to establish a theoretical framework for the application of communication skills in an effective counseling process.