About the course
The course gives an opportunities to learn about public health and nutrition. It teaches about basic key areas related to nutrition and health sector. The candidates develop their skills to work as dietitians or health educators.
It is a 32 credit programme which is equivalent to 4 combined courses.
As the course does not require any prior specialization, 12th passed students can apply for this diploma course. The only thing which is required is to have keen interest in the field they are choosing as their career.
Being a professional course, candidates already working in related field can also pursue the course to have further benefits associated with the course.
The course provides opportunities to work as dietitian, a health consultants or specialist and can be a self employed. They have many options to work in government sectors like hospitals, NGOs, schools and colleges.
They equally have non-government opportunities like private hospitals, consulting agencies, etc.
The duration of this course varies from 1 year to 4 years. It can be pursues full time as well as part time course. The essential thing is to clear all the sub courses individually.
There are some institutes which offer the course on hourly basis and their duration is mentioned in hours.
Being a job oriented diploma course; it has no restriction of age for admission. A 12th passed candidate of any age can pursue this course.
Higher education options
After successful completion of this course, candidate can go for other job oriented programmes to increase the chances of getting good jobs. These programmes can be computer related ones, other health related programs and if interested he or she can pursue the graduation degree also.
As mentioned above that this diploma is a combination for 4 different sub courses which are Nutrition for the Community, Public Health and Hygiene, Nutrition and Health Education and Project work on Nutrition and Health Education.
For completion of this course, candidates need to do a project for few months (duration may vary from institute to institute). This project gives them a direct exposure of their professional life afterwards.
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