National Institute of Nutrition (NIN)

National Institute of Nutrition
Jamai-Osmania PO
Hyderabad-500 007
India

Tel: +91 (0)40 270 089 21 27
Fax: +91 (0)270 190 74
E-mail: nin@ap.nic.in
Internet: http://www.ninindia.org/nin.htm


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Postgraduate Certificate Course in Nutrition
Certificate Course on Endocrinological Techniques and their Application


Course Title Postgraduate Certificate Course in Nutrition
Institution Hyderabad: National Institute of Nutrition
Country India
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Determinants: Nutrition and Malnutrition
Healthcare areas: Health Promotion and Education
Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India
Objectives/
Content

Goals:

  1. To provide the participants an exposure to the latest developments in nutrition science with particular reference to nutritional disorders and strategies for their prevention and control including allied aspects which are relevant to developing countries.
  2. To enable them to develop the necessary leadership in planning, implementation and evaluation of nutrition programmes, which benefit the community.
  3. To provide necessary background to help strengthen the nutrition component in teaching in medical colleges and enhance the capabilities of personnel involved in nutrition and health intervention and training programmes.

In the first six weeks, the course covers a core programme common to all participants. In these sessions, the theory of nutrition and its application in the community are discussed. Demonstration of important techniques, field experiences, attendance in the bedside clinics etc., form part of this core programme. The next four weeks are devoted to providing as much individual experience as possible to the participants. Elective Programmes will be assigned according to each participant’s background and interest. It would be mainly a training assignment which would be of practical use to the participants in their work later on. Participants are given intensive training in community nutrition particularly in diet survey methodology and nutritional status assessment. This exposure provides the participants with a first-hand experience of problems associated with primary health care delivery in the rural set-up.

Next Beginning 1st January (every year)
Appl. Deadline Foreign Nationals: 1st July
Indian Nationals: 1st October
Duration 10 weeks
Requirements 1. Graduates (MBBS) or Post-Graduate in Medicine (MD) involved in implementation of public health programmes or engaged in teaching medical colleges. 2. Post-Graduates in Science (MSc) (Physiology/Biochemistry/ Foods & Nutrition/Dietetics) engaged in teaching in relevant disciplines of medical/home science colleges. In addition to in-service candidates, sponsored by government or non-governmental organisations, foreign nationals sponsored by their employees or international organizations will also be considered.
Structure The programme consists of teaching sessions, seminars, discussions and other group activities. It also includes practical work in the laboratory, clinic and field; individual elective programme, assignments and library work.
Each session is followed by active discussion. Panel discussions and seminars are frequently arranged to promote an understanding of various facets of nutrition. Each participant is expected to actively participate in seminars/short presentations on specific topics under the guidance of Institute’s staff.
The last ten days of the programme are devoted to a study tour. Leading institutions involved in health/nutrition related activities are visited. This enables participants to acquire a first-hand experience of the current work in the concerned fields at various centres.
Evaluation Participants are judged on the basis of : (i) performance at seminars (ii) execution of individual projects assigned to them (iii) group educational activities including task analysis and (iv) results of formative and summative evaluations in the form of quizzes, exercises and examination. On their successful completion of the course, participants receive a formal certificate from the Institute.
Teaching Staff The NIN scientific staff handle most sessions. Leading food and nutrition scientists and experts in a wide range of allied fields from other organizations elsewhere in India are also invited to participate as guest lecturers.
Course fee The Institute does not charge any fees for the course from Indian in-service participants sponsored by various government or non-governmental agencies. However, tuition fee is payable by overseas participants, as per the prevailing rules. The current rate is US $ 200-00 per head per month for overseas participants.
Scholarship In-service sponsored participants from government or non-governmental organisations are provided per diem by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Participants from South East Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East will seek support from International agencies like WHO.
Accommodation Accommodation is available for the participants at the International Hostel on NIN campus on reasonable payment.
For further
information
Internet: http://www.ninindia.org/PgCourse_brochure.pdf.pdf
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Course Title Certificate Course on Endocrinological Techniques and their Application
Institution Hyderabad: National Institute of Nutrition
Country India
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Determinants: Nutrition and Malnutrition
Health Technology: Diagnostic Methods and Laboratory Techniques
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India
Objectives/
Content
 
Next Beginning 1st August – 15th September 2007
Appl. Deadline March/April
Duration 7 weeks
Requirements Candidates with MBBS or M.Sc. (Biochemistry) working in Medical Colleges, University Departments and Research Institutions.
Course fee Indian Private Candidates: Rs.8,000
Overseas Participants: US $ 400-00
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information

Internet: http://www.ninindia.org/training.htm

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Course Title Training course on Techniques for Assessment of Nutritional Anaemias
Institution Hyderabad: National Institute of Nutrition
Country India
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Determinants: Nutrition and Malnutrition
Health Technology: Diagnostic Methods and Laboratory Techniques
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India
Objectives/
Content
 
Next Beginning 1-10 December 2006
Appl. Deadline August/September
Duration 10 days
Requirements MBBS or M.Sc. (Biochemistry/Foods & Nutrition) or B.Sc. with five years experience in Clinical Pathology Laboratory.
Course fee Indian Private Candidates: Rs.3,000
Overseas Participants: US $ 200-00
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information

Internet: http://www.ninindia.org/training.htm

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