Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Dermatology


The Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Dermatology will help students to develop their skills to understand nutritional challenges seen in skin disorder and their management in individuals.

Skin diseases are a range of illness and disorders affecting skin, Facial Rashes, Systematic Diseases, Fungal Skin Infections, Psoriasis, Acne, and Nail Disease; Hair Loss and Blistering Disorder and Follicular Disorder. Dermatology disease namely Skin Infection, Pigmentary Conditions, Lichen Planus, Rosea, Ring worm,Contact Dermatitis, Lupus, Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Vitiligo, Wart, Chicken Pox, Seborrheic Eczema, Kerotosis Pilaris, Measles, Basal Cell Carcinoma etc. are the most prevalent problem among all countries. Nutrition and Integumentary function are closely interrelated in order to maintain healthy skin. Derma diseases not only have a physical impact but also leads to psychological impact.Several specific nutrients like anti - oxidants, whilst dietary factors such as fiber, Omega – 3 & Omega - 6, Vitamin D3, Probiotic supplements, may prevent Derma diseases.

The global Derma 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 Skin diseases.

In order to enrich the core skills and competencies of health professionals to effectively educate people with Skin 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 Derma diseases. The course provides an exhaustive understanding of anatomy, pathophysiology, risk factors leading to Integumentary system diseases. It also signifies the part of nutrition in Dermatology.

On completion of this programme student will be able to learn the management of Integumentary System diseases which requires detailed understanding of association between nutrition and Skin.

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 Dermatology. One can work as a Skin Diet counsellor and assist doctor in counselling their patients suffering from Skin disorders in any private clinic/hospital.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Cell and Tissue
  • Nervous System and Endocrine System
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory System
  • Reproductive and Excretory System
  • Module 2: Introduction to Nutrients and their Classification

  • Food, Nutrition and Health Carbohydrates and Water
  • Macronutrients-II: Proteins and Lipids
  • Micronutrients I : Vitamins
  • Micronutrients II: Mineral
  • Module 3: Introduction to Diet Planning and Food Exchange list of All Life Span

  • Introduction to RDA and Food exchange list
  • Diet Planning for Adulthood
  • Diet Planning for Infancy
  • Diet Planning for Childhood and Adolescent
  • Diet Planning for Elderly
  • Module 4: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology of Integumentary System

  • Structure of skin
  • Functions of skin
  • Accessory Structure- Hair, Nail, Sweat glands and sebaceous glands
  • Sensory receptors in Skin
  • Module 5: Pathophysiology of Functional Skin Disorder

  • Introduction to skin Anatomy
  • Types of skin layers
  • Functional disorders of skin: Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis, Rosacae
  • Dietary Management of the functional disorders
  • Module 6: Pathophysiology of Structural Skin Disorders

  • Pathophysiology of Dermatofibroma, Acne Vulgaris and Hives
  • Pathophysiology of Psoriasis and Amyloidosis
  • Pathophysiology of Linear IGA Dermatosis and Candidiasis
  • Pathophysiology of Anetoderma and Carbuncle
  • Module 7: Signs and Symptoms of Skin Disorders

  • Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis and Acne
  • Signs and Symptoms of Scleroderma and Rosacea
  • Signs and symptoms of Hives and Candidiasis
  • Signs and Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis
  • Module 8: Risk Factor for Psoriasis, Pityriasis rosea, Systematic Disease, Skin infection etc.

  • Risk Factor for Psoriasis
  • Risk factor for Pityriasis Rosea
  • Risk factor for systemic disease
  • Skin infection: Bacterial, Viral, Fungal, Parasitic Skin infection
  • Module 9: Role of Nutrition for Nail Disease, Hair Loss, Acne, Dermatitis

  • Nail anatomy Diagnosis and Treatment for Nail Disorders
  • Nutrients for Healthy and strong Nails
  • Structure of Hair and Nutrients for preventing Hair loss
  • Relationship of diet and Acne
  • Module 10: Nutrition for Blister Disorder, Follicular Disorder

  • Blistering Disorders : Bollous Pemphigoid, Nutrition and Bollous skin disease
  • Treatment and Nutrition for Herpetiformis
  • Nutrition and Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid
  • Nutrition and Folliculitis
  • Module 11: Nutrition for Pigmentation Conditions, Facial Rashes

  • Mechanism and Diet for Melasma
  • Herbal extracts for skin hyperpigmentation
  • Vitiligo and types of Therapy
  • Albinism and Facial Rashes
  • Module 12: Dermatology in Pediatrics

  • Risk factor and treatment for Infantile Hemangiomas
  • Part wine stains and Sturge Weber syndrome
  • Infantile and Preadolescent acne
  • Varuca Vulgaris and Cradle Cap
  • Module 13: Practitioner Case Studies

  • Diet Planning for several skin disorders: Psoriasis, Acne, Preadolescent acne, Nail Disorders, Hair Loss and Eczema
  • Module 14: Practical Aspect-Nutrition Therapy for Skin, Diet Analysis, Review and Planning

  • Protein, Fat and Energy Kcal Estimation for Skin disorders
  • Diet Analysis
  • Dish Planning for skin, hair and nail disorders
  • Eligibility

    Any Graduate/ B.Tech/ B.Sc. in Dermatology/Microbiology/Home Science /Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS/Clinical Cosmetology or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our 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 ensuring 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 programmes, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programmes. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded a Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Dermatology by Faculty of Center for 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 Cutis Derma Care, Vivaan Skincare, Nimvas Derma Care, Efzed Derma, Glamris Derma Care, H & B Wellness Skin Care Range, Intencis Derma Care, Skin Venture, Spairo Well Derma Care, Shree Cosmetics, Sol Derma, Cure Tech Skin Care, etc.

    Future career prospects

    Faculty of Centre for 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 Skin Nutritionists, Derma Dietitians, Skin Diet Technicians, Skin Health Consultants, Position in Health Centers, Derma Journalism and many more.

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