Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition

  • 1 year course access
  • Live webinars by practising clinical dietitians
  • Learn about Fundamentals of Nutrition / Sports Nutrition / Food Microbiology / Weight Management/Nutrition Support/Measuring Nutrition/Food Poisoning
  • Combined integrative and preventative educational approach to health, nutrition and disease
Accreditation Partner:

Key Features

Certification by AHERF & Medvarsity

Web based recorded lectures by experienced faculty

Opportunity to work as nutrition consultant for hospitals, clinics, pharmaceuticals & clinical research organisations

Course designed to apply evidence-based approach in practice

Course Description

The Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition is designed with a combined integrative and preventive educational approach to health, nutrition and disease. This program covers the core subjects in Nutrition and Dietetics such as fundamentals of nutrition, sports nutrition, food microbiology, weight management, nutrition support, measuring nutrition, nutrition during special situations etc.Students are trained to use an evidence-based approach to transition patients from a state of disease back to a state of health and wellbeing.

This course is designed for graduates in life sciences who wish to pursue a career in clinical nutrition

This course is certified by Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation & Medvarsity


Course Outline

Session 1 - Fundamentals of nutrition
Introduction to Nutrition - Introduction
The Digestive system - The Digestive pathway, Digestive system, Absorption
Macro nutrients - Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins
Vitamins - Introduction, Classification of Vitamins
Minerals - Introduction, Classification of minerals
Fiber - Introduction, Classification of Fiber, Functions
FunctionalFoods - Introduction, Need of functional foods, Phytochemicals, Functional foods from Animal sources
Energy metabolism - Introduction , Energy value of foods, Energy production in thebody, Energy utilization in the body, Energy Balance, Factors influencing food intake
Dietary reference standards - Introduction , Interpretation and uses of dietary recommendations, Methods used to determine requirements and ser dietary recommendations
Electrolytes and Acid base balance - Introduction , Maintanance of the pH of the blood and extracellular fluids, Metabollic and respiratory disturbances of acid base balance, Compensatory mechanisms, Acid base balance, Water
Body Composition - Introduction, Five levels of body composition, What are the valuesand limitations of the BMI, What is the body mass index, Anthropometry, Absorptiometry, Computarised - Axial - tomography, Overview of methods
Measuring food intake - Introduction, Methods for measuring intake on specified days, Type of dietary surveys, Calculation procedures, Standardization of cup VSAT session PPT's
Session 2 - Life Cycle Nutrition
Nutrition in Pregnancy & Lactation - Introduction, Nutrient needs during pregnancy, Nutrients for blood production and cell growth, Food safety issues during pregnancy, Common nutrition related concerns of  pregnancy
Nutrition in Pregnancy & Lactation - Diet related conditions during pregnancy, Nutrition during lactation, Breast feeding
Nutrition in Infancy - Introduction, Nutrition and development during infancy, Guidelines for introducing solid foods, Food allergies and intolerances, Assessment of growth
Nutrition in preterm and LBW infant - Introduction, Nutrition assessment, Physiology and pathophysiology, Nutritional needs of the preterm, Nutrition therapy, Sources of early enteral Nutrition, Discharge Planning
Nutrition in Childhood - Introduction, Nutritional needs, Healthy eating for children, Dietary choices, Nutrition in children
Nutrition during Adolescence - Introduction, Growth and Development, Nutrition during  Adolescence, Factors influencing eating behaviours, Common eating behaviours, Adolescents perceptions on food and eating
Nutrition in Adulthood - Introduction, Reference body weights, Stages of Adulthood, Energy Requirements, Recommendations for specific Adult population, Calories and Weight management
Geriatric Nutrition - Introduction, Risk Factors for under nutrition, Nutritional screening or nutritional assessment, Nutritional Instruments, Nutritional in the Elderly, Dietary Strategies for healthy ageing
VSAT session PPT's
Session 3 - Nutrition for Health & Fitness
Nutrtion & Weight Management - Introduction, Physiological Changes, Dietary Therapy for Obesity, The Nutritional Care Process, Nutritional Care Plan, Nutritional Management of Obesity
Nutritional management of eating Disorders - Types of Eating Disorders, Significance, Nutritional Assessment, Clinical Assesment and Monitoring, Physiological Considerations
Nutritional management of eating Disorders - Counseling, Nutritional Care of In-Patients, Nutritional Care of Patients with Chronic Anorexia, Nutritional Supplements
Sports Nutrition - Introduction, Nutrition Physiology, Assessment of Energy Needs, Assessment of Weight and Body Composition, Eat Right for Sports and Performance, Vitamin Needs of Athletes
Sports Nutrition - Dietary Supplements : Who's Watching?, Nutrition Guidelines Pre, During and Post Sport Performance
Nutrition screening,assessment and planning - Introduction, Malnutrition, Clinical Scoring Systems, Parenteral Nutrition, Combination Feeding
Nutrition Counseling - Introduction, History of Nutrition Counseling, Role of Nutritional Counselor, Different Approaches to Counseling
Session 4 - Clinical Nutrition
Diet and nutrition for GI tract disorders - Disorders of upper GI track, Disorders that Affect eating, Nutrition Therapy, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Disoders of the Stomach
Diet and nutrition for GI tract disorders - Disoders of Lower GI Tract, Diseases of the Small Intestine, Intestinal Brush-Border Enzyme Deficiencies, Disoders of the Large Intestine, Summary
Diet and nutrition for Diabetes Mellitus - Introduction, Etiology and Pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes, Nutrition Assessment, Nutrition Intervention, Related Physiology, Nutrition Recommendations and Interventions for Diabetes
Diet and nutrition for Diabetes Mellitus - Other Important Nutritional Factors, Nutritional Guidance for Non-Dietician Health Professionals
Diet and nutrition for Cardiovascular Disoders - Introduction, Common symptoms of Cardiovascular Diseases, Medical Nutrition Therapy, Other Dietary Factors Influencing Blood Lipid Levels, Summary and Recommendations
Diet and nutrition in Hypertension - Introduction, Medical Nutrition Therapy(MNT) Guidelines, Dietary salt intake and blood pressure, Recommendations, Conslusions
Diet and nutrition for Cancer - Introduction, Nutritional suggestions for symptom Management, Goals of Nutrition Therapy, Methods of Nutrition Care, Cancer Prevention -Keypoints
Diet and nutrition for Renal Disoders - Protein requirements,Nutrition Intervention,Enteral Feedings,Nutrition Monitoring,Conclusions
Diet and nutrition for Renal Disoders - Introduction, Regulation of the water and electrolyte content of the body, Nutritional status in renal disoders, Nutrition needs
Diet and nutrition for patients with Burns - Introduction, Classification of Burn Injury Severity, Nutritional Assessment, Determination of Energy and Protein Requirements, Estimation of Protein Needs,Total PN in Burns, Enteral Nutrition
Diet and nutrition for patients with Burns - Priority Laboratory Investigations, Dietary Assessment, Nutrient needs of peopleliving with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), Nutritional Management of AcuteHIV/AIDS Malnutrition
Diet and nutrition for Pre & Post -Surgical patients - Metabolic Changes in Surgical Patients, Nutrional Assessment, Nutrition support, Enteral Nutrition
Diet and nutrition for Pre & Post -Surgical patients - Parenteral Nutrition, Enteral Versus Parenteral Nutrition, Early vsDelayed Enteral Nutrition, Standard Enteral Nutrition vs Immunonutrition, Conclusions
Food Allergy - Introduction, Elimination Diets, Nutritional Adequacy of theDiet, Difference between food allergy andfood intolerance
Food microbiology and food poisoning - Introduction, Factors Affecting Growth of Microorganisms, Food poisoning, Foodborne Disease Organisms, Food safety
Food Production - Basic Methods of Cooking, Culinary Terms, Nutritional Effects of Food processing, The Effects of cooking upon the food constituents, Effects of cooking on different types of ingredients, Kitchen management, Tools of management
Course Duration
  • 190 Hrs (Learning Content)
Accreditation Partner

Apollo Hospitals Education and Research Foundation


Shraddha Vyas

It was a great experience to do the PG Diploma course in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics course with Medvarsity. The course material was very elaborate and helpful. The team was also very supportive. It was a good experience overall. Thanking you!

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1. Course related
  • Can I submit my certificates at a later date after enrollment? Will my provisional certificates suffice the requirement?
    • Certificates are a proof of your previous educational background check thus will be required for the enrollment. However in case of any difficulty you may give a written undertaking to that effect for providing the certificates within the stipulated time frame.
  • Are there any prerequisites for joining this course?
    • To be eligible for this program, you need to complete the MBBS undergraduate program and register with MCI/ State Medical Council. You will be required to submit a copy of the MBBS degree certificate along with MCI/ State Medical Council registration.
  • What are the prerequisites for an international student?
    • An international medical graduate should apply for a provisional certification to MCI prior to admission to this course. Our guidance counselors will be able to provide more information on the same.
2. Eligibility for the course
  • Can I submit my certificates at a later date after enrollment or can I enroll by providing my provisional certificates?
    • Certificates are a proof of your previous educational background check thus will be required for the enrollment. However in case of any difficulty you may give a written undertaking to that effect for providing the certificates within the stipulated time frame.
  • Are there any prerequisites for joining this course?
    • Most Medvarsity students require to meet a minimum criteria of having completed their final year of the undergraduate program. Students who are yet to receive their graduation certificates can provide an undertaking to provide the same prior to completing their certification at Medvarsity. 
3. Course delivery
  • How to access the course material online?
    • To access the course, click on the "Learn" button on the top right of this page using the login ID and password provided to you. In case you don't have access to login ID and password, write to us at & quote your registered email ID.
  • What if I am unable to open the Medvarsity website?
    • For any queries or any technical assistance, please call on our toll free number (1800-103-6006) or write to us at The matter will be looked into at the earliest.
  • How do I access my course?
  • My User ID and Password isn't working on the LMS.
    •  You will be issued a new user ID and password on completion of the registration process. The user ID created for your registration process will not work on our LMS.
4. Assessment and Exams
  • How will I be assessed during and at the end of the course?
    • You will be assessed through MCQ based online assessment at the end of each module. At the end of the course, you will take the Final Examination (MCQ based online assessment) and viva examination.
  • What is the criterion for being eligible for the Final Examination?
    • You should have passed MCQ based online assessment of each module with a minimum of 60% marks. Then only you can take the Final Examination.
  • How do I appear for the MCQ based online Examination at the end of each module?
    • You have to login into our LMS at or using your user ID and password, and then proceed with the examination as follows:
    • Click on My courses and then click on learn option. Here you will find various options like case discussions, videos, animations, eBook, assessment etc. Click on take assessment and read all the instructions carefully
    • Click on it and then click on to start exam and your exam will begin
    • Every 60 seconds page gets deactivated, hence it is important that you refresh the page time and again.
  • What if I am not able to clear the module tests in the first attempt?
    • If you are not able to clear the module test in the first attempt, you can always take a second attempt to clear your module tests.
  • What if I am not able to clear the module tests in the second attempt?
    • You can write to us at requesting for another attempt by paying a reactivation fee.
  • How many attempts do I have for the final exam?
    • One attempt
  • What if I do not clear the final examination?
    • You can attempt the exam again by paying the applicable reactivation fee.
  • What if I feel that a question is wrongly framed or an answer is wrongly marked in the online exams?
    • If you feel that something is wrongly mentioned, you can write at, directing it to the academics team.
  • While attempting the online exam, what if there is a power cut or the internet gets disconnected?
    • If at all there is a power cut or your internet gets disconnected, there is nothing to worry. When you login again, you can  continue your test from the point where you had stopped.
  • What if I am not able to complete the course within the duration?
    • You will have to send a request to the CRM team to extend your course and pay the applicable reactivation.
5. Placement Assistance
  • Do you provide any placement assistance?
    • We do not provide any placement guarantee as an outcome of the course. On a case to case basis we will introduce your profile to specific recruiting partners but no job guarantee is provided.
6. Feedback
  • What if I have any concerns regarding the program delivery or what if I have any suggestions to improve the quality of the course?

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