Curriculum | Community nutrition | B. Sc. (Nutrition & Dietetics) | Third Year

Community nutrition

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Learning objectives
(at the end of the session the students will be able to)

Teaching guidelines

Methodology

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1 Introduction to Dietetics:- Describe the different areas of Nutrition & Dietetics and its role and relationship with health in national development

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Nutrition & Dietetics:-
Definition of Nutrition & Dietetics • concepts of nutrition
Role of Nutrition in maintaining Health:-
Nutritional Problems in India:- Protein Energy Malnutrition • Vitamin A deficiency • Nutritional Anemia •  iodine Deficiency Disorder •  Chronic disease •Eating disorder
National Nutrition Policy:- Introduction • Aims of NNP • Nutrition policy instrument of NNP • Direct short term Interventions • Indirect Policy instrument
Student seminar by Poster  presentation,

Exercises followed with discussion

2 hrs
2 Malnutrition:- Develop effective skills to understand, aware and plan &prepare the diet of the age group suffering from malnutrition

 

Introduction• definition of malnutrition • types of malnutrition •  prevalence • causes • sign & symptoms of under nutrition •conditions caused by under nutrition •  factors leading over nutrition • sign & symptoms of over nutrition •conditions caused by  over  nutrition Role Play
followed with discussion
3 hrs
3 Introduction to Nutritional Disorders:- Develop effective skills to understand and enumerate the concept nutritional disorders and aware the community about different nutritional problems Introduction • definition • types
Protein Energy Malnutrition:- introduction• epidemiology •classification• causes • risk factor • clinical features • prevention • dietary management
Nutritional Anaemia:- introduction • epidemiology •causes • risk factor • clinical features • prevention • dietary management
Vitamin Deficiency Disorders :- introduction • epidemiology •causes • risk factor • clinical features • prevention • dietary management
Student interaction session,

Demonstration

 

 

Prepare different teaching aids- Projected and non- projected.

15hrs
4 Nutritional Assessment :- Develop basic skill of assessing the nutritional status of different age group

 

 

 

 

Understand and use the direct methods to assess the nutritional status of the patient in classroom and clinical settings

 

 

 

 

Learn the indirect method of nutritional assessment and their importance

 

Introduction • Definition • objectives • sampling technique• methods of assessment
Sampling Technique:- Introduction • Definition • objectives • identification of risk group • sampling techniquesMethods of Nutritional Assessment
Introduction • Definition • objectives • Direct assessment • Indirect assessment
Direct assessment – introduction• ABCD method
Anthropometric Method:- Introduction
•Definition  • objectives• methods • advantages •
disadvantages
Biochemical Method:- Introduction • Definition •
objectives • methods • advantages •disadvantages
Clinical Method:- Introduction • Definition •
objectives• methods • advantages •disadvantages
Dietary Method:- Introduction • Definition •
objectives• methods • advantages •disadvantages
Indirect assessment
Food balance sheet:-  Introduction • Definition •
objectives • methods • advantages •disadvantages
         Ecological parameters:-  Introduction • Definition •
objectives • methods • advantages •disadvantages 
         Vital statistics:-  Introduction • Definition • objectives
• methods • advantages •disadvantages
Didactic method by PowerPoint presentation, Exercises followed with discussion

 

Workshop

10hrs
5 Nutrition of a Community:-

 

 

Modern Methods of Improving Nutritional Quality:-

Enumerate different methods applied to improve the nutritional quality of food

 

Use  the knowledge in guiding about methods which can be used to improve the nutritional quality of food to the public in clinical, classroom and community settings

 

Introduction•  Definition of community nutrition • role of nutrition in community development• methods of improving nutritional quality
Food Fortification:- definition• methods •          advantages • disadvantages
       Nutrient Supplementations:- introduction • types of supplement • advantages • disadvantages
Nutrition education themes and messages in nutrition and health,
Antenatal Care:- definition • importance • objectives • methods• nutrition education
Postnatal Care. :-  definition • importance • objectives • methods• nutrition education
Role Play
Exercise followed by discussion
Short Answer Objective type
10 hrs
6 Nutritional and infection relationship:- Develop basic skills to understand, apply and assess the patient suffering from these diseases
Explain the importance of immunization 

 

Describe the food borne infection

 

 

Introduction• Definition • relationship between nutrition & infection
Immunization
Introduction • classification • precaution • target group • importance • nutritional care
Food borne infection  and intoxication diseases:-
Introduction • definition• classification • role of microorganisms• foods involved • target group • intoxication diseases • signs & symptoms •prevention of disease • nutritional care
Infestation of food borne diseases :-
Definition• classification •prevalence • risk factor • causes • Outbreak•signs & symptoms • Prevention •control of infection • dietary modification
Didactic lecture by PowerPoint presentation

 

problem based learning

 

 

Group discussion

15 hrs
7 National and International agencies in uplifting the nutritional status Understand and describe different gastrointestinal disease and modify the diet according to the disease condition of the patient introduction to nutritional program • relationship of health and nutrition• role played by community dietician in various nutritional programs • role of dietician in community
National Program related to nutrition:- Nutritional problems in India • Nutritional Programs in India
Vitamin A Deficiency program :- introduction • target group • objectives • activities
National Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) program :- introduction • target group • objectives • factors contributing to the progress of IDD program
SLP:- introduction • target group • objectives • factors contributing to the progress of program • activities
Mid-day Meal program :- introduction • target group • objectives • Monitoring mechanism
Integrated child development scheme :- introduction • target group • objectives • ICDS team  •services
National & International Agencies: –
     CFTRI:- introduction  • mission • vision • objectives  • functions •policies
NIN:- introduction  • mission • vision • objectives  • functions •policies
FAO:- introduction  • mission • vision • objectives  • functions •policies
NIPCCD:- introduction  • mission • vision • objectives  • functions •policies
CARE:- introduction  • mission • vision • objectives  • functions •policies
WHO:- introduction  • mission • vision • objectives • functions •policies
UNICEF:- introduction  • mission • vision •objectives  • functions •policies
ICMR:- introduction  • mission • vision • objectives  • functions •policies
ICAR:- introduction  • mission • vision • objectives  • functions •policies
CSIR:- introduction  • mission • vision • objectives  • functions •policies
Students seminar by PowerPoint presentation, Exercises followed with discussion, long answers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student interaction session

 

 

 

 

Tutorials

15hrs
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Community Nutrition Programme Planning At the end of the session student will be able to describe the term community nutrition: enumerate the nutritional assessment tools, selection, strategy and implementation, evaluation of nutrition programme Introduction• definition of community nutrition • Identification of problem • nutritional assessment • analysis of causes• resources •constraints• selection of interventions • setting a strategy• implementations• evaluation of the programme Student interaction session, Problem based learning,
case presentation using teaching aids
10hrs

PRACTICAL
1. Diet and nutrition surveys:
(a) Identification of vulnerable and risk groups.
(b) Diet survey for breast-feeding and weaning practices of specific groups.
(c) Use of anthropometric measurement in children.
2. Preparation of visual aids.
3. Field visit to
(a) Observe the working of nutrition and health oriented programmes (survey based result).
(b) Hospitals to observe nutritional deficiencies.
REFERENCE BOOKS:

  • Textbook of Human Nutrition by Agrawal , Udipi
  • Park’s Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine by Park
  • Principles of Nutritional Assessment by Rosalind S. Gibson
  • DNHE-1 Nutrition for the Community by Anshu Chaturvedi
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