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India’s first Pediatric Nutrition Course launches, developed with NNI support

Posted:  Monday, December 17, 2012

With over- and under-nutrition being key public health issues in South Asia, the Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI), in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), has developed and launched India’s first pediatric course focused on nutrition. Many experts were also involved in the design of the curriculum.

Two programs will be available:

• Post Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nutrition (PGCPDN)
A six-month distance (online) programme. 16 credits

• Post Graduate Diploma in Pediatric Nutrition (PGDPDN) (32 credits)
A one-year programme with a three-month pediatric nutrition internship within a hospital. 32 credits.

The main course objectives are to:

• Develop a strong base of knowledge, skills and competencies amongst healthcare practitioners, nutritionists and others involved in the health and well being of infants and children.

• Provide comprehensive and practical guidance on all aspects of pediatric nutrition form the promotion of good health and nutrition, to the management of deficiencies and diseases.

• Support efforts by other stakeholders in improving nutrition related public health issues.

• Equip participants with the health and entrepreneurial skills needed to open pediatric clinics.

Further information and online admissions
The details of the course and how to apply can be found at:  http://pgpn.ignouonline.ac.in/pgpn/

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