Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Gastroenterology and Hepatology


The Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Gastroenterology and Hepatology will help students to develop their skills to understand nutritional challenges seen in gastrointestinal diseases and their management in individuals.

Gastrointestinal (GI) Diseases are a range of illness and disorders affecting mouth, esophagus, stomach, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic systems; small and large bowel and rectum and anus. GI diseases namely constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, duodenal ulcer, nausea, food poisoning, gas, bloating, gastroesophageal reflux disease etc. are the most prevalent problem among all countries. Nutrition and intestinal function are closely interrelated in order to maintain healthy life. As per the studies chronic gastrointestinal disease elevates the susceptibility of malnutrition and increased morbidity & mortality among population. It has also been reported that specific nutrients also induce disease, for example, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, whilst dietary factors such as fibre, resistant starch, short-chain fatty acids, glutamine and fish-oils may prevent gastrointestinal diseases such as diverticulitis, diversion colitis, ulcerative colitis, colonic adenomatosis and colonic carcinoma.

The global gastrointestinal drugs market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 percent during the forecast period 2016 to 2024. The market was estimated to be worth $45.5 billion in 2015 and the same is expected to reach $61.6 billion by 2024. Hence there is a need of understanding the immediate importance of nutrition and its supportive and therapeutic role in the management of chronic gastrointestinal diseases.

In order to enrich the core skills and competencies of health professionals to effectively educate people with gastrointestinal health, to promote effective self-management for optimal prevention of disease Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI has designed this programme. This is undertaken through theoretical knowledge and equip the learners with interpersonal communication skills, this will facilitate psychological wellbeing of patients.

The objective of this programme is to refine the knowledge of nutrition in combating gastrointestinal diseases. The course provides an exhaustive understanding of anatomy, pathophysiology, risk factors leading to gastrointestinal tract diseases. It also signifies the part of nutrition in gastroenterology, as digestion and absorption of nutrient predominantly takes place in gastrointestinal tract.

On completion of this programme student will be able to learn the management of gastrointestinal tract diseases which requires detailed understanding of association between nutrition and gastrointestinal tract. The course will strengthen the knowledge of nutrition management in patients with disorders of the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and colon, as well as other diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract. You will be able to diagnose and give nutritional therapy to patients.

This programme opens new avenues of specialization for allied health professionals and would offer better work opportunities in the field. It will enable an individual to avail of jobs at government, community and private hospitals, community and private clinics, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies as a nutrition counsellor for gastrointestinal health. One can work as a diet counselor and assist doctor in counselling their patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders in any private clinic/hospital.

Programme Structure

Module 1 : Introduction to Human Biology and Body Functions

Module 2 : Nutrients (Role and Significance)

Module 3 : Understanding Nutrition (Basic diets for normal conditions / RDA)

Module 4 : Introduction to Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Module 5 : Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver

Module 6 : Pathophysiology of Functional Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disorders

Module 7 : Pathophysiology of Structural Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disorders

Module 8 : Risk factor for Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver

Module 9 : Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and Nutrition

Module 10 : Role of Hepatology in Nutrition

Module 11 : Role of Nutrition for Sound Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Tract Conditions

Module 12 : Nutrition for Liver Diseases

Module 13 : Nutrition for Pancreatic Conditions

Module 14 : Gastroenterology and Hepatology Diagnostic Tests and Assessment

Module 15 : Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Disease in Paediatrics and Geriatrics

Module 16 : Practitioner Case Studies

Module 17 : Practical Aspect-Nutrition Assessment, Diet Analysis, Review and Planning


Any Graduate/B.Tech/B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Zoology/Botany/Food Science/Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

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, study material and online classes easily accessible. This gives 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 Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Gastroenterology and Hepatology by Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), 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 Institiute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Aster Hospitals, Medanta- The Medicity Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Gleneagles Global Health City, Pushpawati Singhania Hospital & Research Institute, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Aster CMI Hospital, etc.

Future career prospects

Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI’s online programme 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 health counsellor, health coach, nutrition Counselor for health and wellness industries, nutrition Officer among Non-Governmental Organizations, nutrition Officer in Community Development Programme run under government organizations, consultant for Multinational Companies, nutrition educator for Private Hospitals, counselors in Schools, Academia and many more.

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