Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Clinical Nutrition

According to a well-known proverb, We absolutely are what we eat, and the foods provided to the body greatly affect performance, appearance, and health. This programme is committed to making nutrition accessible to everyone through nutrition recommendations, easy-to-follow explanations, and a sensitive, caring, personable attitude. We provide awareness about treating people with perfectly selected nutraceuticals, and to provide an alternative to those harmful medicines and expensive lifelong treatments. When one is already conscious of the benefits of treating people with food, then all you need to do is grab the progression of this incredibly instructive programme.

As we have designed this Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition especially for working professionals and people who are already connected with the health care field, they can take this programme as an expansion of their practical knowledge. This diploma programme is meant to increase your proficient knowledge making an individual confident to deal with the clients as well. We provide you training with a pragmatic approach to stand out among the crowd.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Clinical Nutrition

  • Introduction to Clinical Nutrition
  • Introduction to Hospital diets
  • Soft, liquid and Normal Diet
  • Methods of feeding: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Module 2: Human Physiology

  • Cell and Tissue
  • Nervous System and Endocrine System
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory System
  • Reproductive and Excretory System
  • Module 3: Concept of Health & Disease

  • Definitions and classifications of health and disease
  • Factors influencing health
  • Epidemiology of deficiencies and diseases
  • Module 4: Nutritional Biochemistry

  • Carbohydrates Metabolism
  • Protein Metabolism
  • Fat, Vitamins and Minerals Metabolism
  • Module 5: Introduction to Special Conditions and Diet Therapy

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Nutritional Management in Diabetes Mellitus and Gout
  • Nutritional Management of Coronary Heart Disease and Renal Disorders
  • Nutrition Care in Weight Management and endocrine disorders
  • Nutrition care in cancer
  • Module 6: Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism

  • Energy Metabolism
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Pre and Probiotics
  • Organic Foods
  • Phytochemicals and Antioxidants
  • Module 7: Research Method Statistics

  • Introduction to Statistics and Research
  • Mean, Medium and Mode
  • Types of Research, Hypothesis and Sampling
  • Variable and their types
  • Different types of test in research
  • Module 8: Path Physiology and Metabolism in Disease

  • Introduction to Pathophysiology and metabolism
  • Cellular metabolism
  • Specific Disease Metabolism
  • Module 9: Medical Nutrition Management

  • Introduction to Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Nutrition during Stress, Injury and Burn
  • Bariatric Nutrition and Lifestyle Plan
  • Module 10: Recommended Approaches to Disease and Nutrition (Special Emphasis on Acute and Chronic Diseases)

  • Fever/Infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Nutritional Management in Liver, Gall Bladder and Pancreatic Diseases
  • Nutritional Management of Renal Diseases
  • Hypothyroidism and Poly Cyst Ovarian Syndrome
  • Module 11: Food Allergies and Diet Management

  • Introduction food allergy and intolerance
  • Classification and Difference
  • Diagnosis and Risk Factor
  • Dietary Management for Different Food Allergy
  • Dietary Management of Various Food Allergies
  • Module 12: Public Nutrition and Health

  • Primary Health Care-I: Concept and Organization Primary Health Care-II: Current Status in India
  • Primary Health Care-III: Delivery of Services
  • Health Programmes
  • Community Nutrition and Health
  • Module 13: Nutrition in the Life Cycle: A Comprehensive Study

  • Diet Planning for Adulthood
  • Diet Planning for Infancy
  • Diet Planning for Childhood and Adolescent
  • Diet Planning for Elderly
  • Module 14: Diet Counselling and Customizations

  • Principles of effective diet counselling
  • Customizing nutrition plans based on individual needs
  • Communication and counselling skills
  • Module 15: Practitioner Case Studies

  • Diet Planning for several lifestyle disorders i.e. Diabetes, Renal and Liver, Cardiac Disorder, Gastrointestinal disorder and weight management
  • Project Work

    Project work can be defined as a method of learning that involves learning through tangible means like doing individual research and presenting it in a certain way. It inculcates, promotes and upholds the principles of learning through experience and experimentation. Project work in the field of nutrition plays a vital role in advancing our understanding of various nutritional aspects and it involves conducting surveys to gather primary data.

    These surveys can be instrumental in exploring specific topics related to nutrition, such as dietary habits, nutrient intake, or factors influencing food choices. By collecting data directly from individuals through surveys, researchers can obtain unique insights and perspectives that contribute to the existing body of knowledge. Additionally, survey-based research allows students to assess trends and analyze correlations that would be helpful for preparing a therapeutic diet plan, food content, recipes, meal patterns and clinical aspect in the field of Nutrition & Dietetics.

    These projects will give an insight into the clinical and therapeutic aspect of nutrition and dietetics, it would be a great opportunity for the students to gain knowledge and be a part of changing patterns in the current scenario in the clinical field of nutrition.


    Any Graduate in Science and Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification exam or awaiting their results, are also eligible to apply.

    Programme Duration

    The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma).


    The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective Online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

    Programme Deliverables

    A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensures the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

    • - Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance
    • - Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants
    • - Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination
    • - All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable
    • - Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job
    • - At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires
    • - All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English

    Examination & Certification

    IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

    All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Clinical Nutrition by Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self- assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

    Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

    The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Food and Agriculture companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

    In recent Months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working global healthcare and nutrition giants like National Centre for Disease Control, National Rural Health Mission, mediskool health services, Cita Medtech, Venkateshwar Hospital, Ezcure Epillo, Manipal Hospitals Pvt. Ltd., Military Hospital, Sahyadri Hospital, Max Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Narayana Healthcare, Apollo Hospital, Balaji Hospital, etc.

    Future career prospects

    Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Clinical Nutrition is a professional programme targeted to cater the health industry needs trained health professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and off programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry. This would come true in the form of job roles and positions like that of Nutritionists, Dietitians, Diet Technicians, Health Consultants, Position in Health Centers, Fitness Journalism and many more.

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