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Which course is better to do between DNHE and CFN?


Date: 30 Nov 2015    Group: Education    Category: Professional Courses   

I am a commerce graduate. I am doing my post graduation. I want to do a certificate or diploma course. Which course is better to do between Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE) or Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN) from IGNOU? What is the difference between the two?
What are the job opportunities after doing these courses? Is it good doing these courses from an open university through distance mode? Awaiting advice from experts.

Or I should do them through regular mode? Does it make any difference while applying for a job? Will I get a job after doing either of the course through distance mode? How will I find or get a job after doing these courses?


Confused about which Nutrition course to do after Commerce post graduation? Find advice from experts on this page.


Author: Kailash Kumar    30 Nov 2015      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

It is presumed that the author is doing post graduation in commerce field only, though the same is not specified. Apparently, the author intends to change the track from commerce to health and nutrition fields. Both courses mentioned by the author have almost equal weightage and scope. Regular courses are always valued more than the courses completed through distance learning mode. One option for the author is to join any available job on the basis of his existing qualification and then continue to do other courses through distance learning mode for better career options in future. Taking responsibility of joining a job should not be kept postponing on the pretext of completing another course.

Author: Niya    02 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 8  (Rs 8)    Voting Score: 0

Diploma in Nutrition and health education (DNHE) and Certificate in Food and Nutrition (CFN) are certificate courses in Nutritional health. Though the basic of both the courses are same, there are some difference between DNHE and CFN.

DNHE is nutrition and health education. This course provides the knowledge regarding nutrition, nutritional needs, and the importance of nutrition. This course also covers the topics about public health and communication with public regarding nutrition and their health. The candidates who complete this course get good communication skill.

CFN is certificated in food and nutrition. Here there is a deep study of food and nutrition. There will be study regarding nutritional values of different types of food items, how to meet nutritional needs of an individual and family, deficiency diseases, food born diseases etc., this course covers the topics regarding nutrition deeper than DNHE.
There is difference in course duration too. DNHE is a one year course and CFN is a 2 year course. Maximum duration of both the courses is 4 years.

Both the courses have job opportunities in government or the private sector. You can work as nutrition and health educator after completing DNHE and can work as nutritionist after completing CFN. You can contact any health care system to find a job after these courses and there are many opportunities for nutritionist. In my opinion it is better to do CFN course.

There is no difference of regular or distance course certificates while applying a job. As you are doing your PG in regular mode, it is better to do any of these courses in distance mode, so that we can save time.


Author: Partha Kansabanik    02 Dec 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

You are a student of Commerce. So, it is natural that you would get Diploma in related fields. I would like to know why have you chosen Diploma or Certificate in the field of Nutrition.

The School of Commerce, IGNOU offers following Post Graduate Diploma, Diploma and Certificate, which you may find more useful:-
(a) Diploma in Management
(b) Certificate in NGO Management
(c) Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operations
(d) Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Markets Practice
(e) Certificate in Business Skills

So far as Diploma or Certificate is concerned, it is obvious that Diploma students have to study the subject in more details. However, it takes more time to complete Diploma.


Author: riya    10 Dec 2015      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

thankyou all for your answers


Author: Bapuni Singh    10 Dec 2015      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Between DNHE & CFN , DNHE is best . But after all you are a commerce guy , so I would like you to suggest to go with the same . These are some courses you could persue : - PG DIPLOMA IN INTER NATIONAL BUSINESS , PG DIPLOMA IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS , DIPLOMA IN BPO (FINANCE) . But if you Want to grab some knowledge in the field of nutrition then you must follow DNHE , best of luck




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