Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Nutritional Nephrology


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

Nephrological disorders, also known as renal or kidney disorders, refer to a wide range of conditions that affect the kidneys. The kidneys play a crucial role in maintaining overall health by filtering waste products and excess fluids from the blood, regulating electrolyte levels, and producing hormones that control blood pressure and stimulate the production of red blood cells.The epidemiology of severity in nephrological disorders is influenced by several factors, including the specific condition, geographic location, population demographics, and healthcare resources.Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a prevalent condition globally, with varying severity levels. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, CKD ranked as the 12th leading cause of death worldwide in 2019. The severity of CKD is commonly determined by the stage of the disease, based on the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The prevalence and severity of CKD tend to increase with age, as well as in individuals with diabetes, hypertension, and other underlying health conditions.Other nephrological disorders, such as glomerulonephritis, polycystic kidney disease, and urinary tract infections, also exhibit varying degrees of severity. The epidemiology of these disorders depends on factors such as age, genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and access to healthcare. It’s important to note that the severity of nephrological disorders can have significant implications for patient outcomes, healthcare utilization, and resource allocation. Monitoring the epidemiology of severity helps in understanding the burden of these disorders, identifying high-risk populations, and developing appropriate strategies for prevention, early detection, and management.

A Nephrology Dietitianplays a critical role in the care of patients with kidney disorders. They specialize in providing dietary guidance and education tailored to the unique nutritional needs of individuals with kidney disease. Their role includes managing nutrition, fluid and electrolyte balance, and addressing specific dietary restrictions. By working closely with patients and healthcare teams, nephrology dietitians help optimize nutritional status, prevent complications, and improve overall well-being in individuals with kidney disorders.

In order to enhance core skills and competencies of health professionals to effectively educate people with renal health, to promote effective self-management for optimal prevention of disease, Centre for 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 enhance your knowledge on all aspects of the nutritional approaches for reducing the risk of renal disease, provide an understanding about nutritional screening and assessment in Nephrological Disorder, methods to improve nutritional status, oral nutritional consideration, need for oral nutritional supplements, enteral feeding, parenteral nutrition and management of other issues in Nephrological diseases.

On completion of this programme students will be able to learn how these diseases impact populations worldwide and how they can be prevented. By the end of this programme, students will understand the principles underlying the use of nutrition therapy in the prevention and management of renal diseases. You will be able to strengthen renal nutrition knowledge and educate a patient on the role of nutrition support in the prevention and management of all types of nephrological disease and disorder.

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 renal health. One can work as a diet counsellor and assist doctors in counselling their chronic and acute disorder of nephrological Patients in any private clinic/hospital.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

Module 2: Introduction to Nephrology

Module 3: Epidemiology of Nephrological Disorder globally and in India

Module 4: Introduction to Nutrients Needs and its Classification

Module 5: Nutrition screening and assessment in Nephrological disease and disorder

Module 6: Medical Nutrition Therapy in Chronic and Acute Renal Disease and Disorders

Module 7: Nutrition Support in End-stage Renal Disease Patients on Haemodialysis and in Peritoneal Dialysis and transplant.

Module 8: Management of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension and its associated complication in renal disease

Module 9: Additional Nutritional Guidelines,Lifestyle Modificationand Dietary Supplementary needs in Nephrological Disorder

Module 10: Nutrition education & counselling Strategies in Nephrological Disorder

Module 11: Nutritional management after renal transplant

Module 12: Nutrition Management of Renal disorders in Paediatrics

Module 13: Practitioner Case Studies


Any graduate Life Science, Home Science, Agriculture, Food graduate/ B.Pharm/ M. pharm/MSc. /PhD in Science disciplines/ any diploma /degree holders, working professionals of any of the following industry types, Food products manufacturing, Ayurvedic food products, Food Processing industry, Retail, and Food Service establishments, Food Packaging, Food/Food ingredient-based Research, Biotechnology or any related industry are highly encouraged to apply for thecertification.

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 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 Nutritional Nephrology by Centre 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 Nutrition and Dietetics 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 RG Stones, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Fortis Hospital, Manipal Hospital, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, NephroPlus, Kidney Federation of India, India Renal Foundation, Narayana Health, Max 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 Counsellor 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, counsellors in Schools, Academia and many more.

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