Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition is designed to meet the needs of the students today, who expect a more professional and focused academic discipline in dietetics. Central department of Home Science offers Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DPHN) degree accredited by Dean Office, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University. This curriculum has been designed to produce efficient professionals, particularly in Dietetics especially in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition.
Nowadays most renowned hospitals, as well as clinics, demand at least a recognized dietitian. The sector for dieticians and nutritionists is expanding fast, opening up many exciting job opportunities. These careers are directed towards helping people improve their health and as a result, lead a productive life.
Course Objectives of One Year PGD in Dietetics: After completion of the course student should be able to:
- Understand the principles of nutrition and dietetics
- Demonstrate strong communication skills and counseling
- Educate and guide clients about nutrition and dietetics
- Assess and diagnose issues related to nutrition
- Gather and evaluate information on client’s health
- Develop and modify diets and nutrition care programs for clients
- Understand National policies and programs in public health and nutrition
To do Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DPHN), one should have completed a bachelor’s degree in B.Sc., Food Technology, and Public Health Nutrition and/or has completed 100 marks (3 credits) in Food and Nutrition from any university recognized by Tribhuvan University. The selection of the students for admission will be based on their merit in the entrance examination. Entrance examination is mandatory for enrollment.
Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition course provides lots of prospects: After successful completion of this course, students can work independently in a variety of employment settings, including health care, food, and beverage industry, community, public health, food service, and research.