PREAMBLE | B. Sc. (Nutrition & Dietetics)

PREAMBLE:-

Dietetics is the science and art of feeding individuals based on the principles of nutrition. It can also be said to be the “science and art of human nutritional care.” Diet therapy and its application in patient related settings is a major focus of dietetics. Thus, the field of dietetics can be related to: (a) nutrition care and intervention focused on the individual and (b) nutrition care and intervention focused on the group.

Diet plays a major role in promotion of health and well being of individual. A good and balanced diet habit improves the quality of life while poor diet may lead to morbidity and diseases. Nutritionists and dietetics are concerned with this aspect. While dietetics is related to food management, nutrition is related to promotion of health. Due to changes in food habits of most of the urban population, role of nutritionists and dieticians is becoming more important. They suggest corrective food habits considering various aspects of an individual such as age, work routine and sickness etc. and thereby improving their quality of life. They also educate their clients about preparation of food according to the principles of nutrition. They know about food production and processing, psychological factors influencing food choice, digestion and its effects on nutritional aspects. A growing and aging population will increase the demand for meals and nutritional counseling in nursing homes, schools, prisons, community health programmes, and home health care agencies

GOALS:

The primary goal of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency is train physicians with the knowledge, leadership and skills to provide occupational and environmental professional services in a wide variety of settings including academic, governmental, corporate, and military and community based organizations.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide comprehensive clinical and research experience in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • To create a category of health personnel that is well oriented in occupational health practice in order to fill the gap in occupational health personnel and coverage for working people

Duration of Study:

    • Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility:

    • Eligibility: 10+2 from Board of School Education Haryana or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto by SGT University with at least 45 % (40% in case of SC/ST candidates of Haryana only) marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics taken together with English as one of the subject.

Career opportunities

    1. Can work as Clinical Dieticians, Community Dieticians, Management Dieticians, and Consultant Dieticians.
    2. They can work with government hospitals, government’s health department, schools, colleges, factories and office cafeterias for planning nutritional regime.
    3. They can also work for sports hostels and athletes camps.
    4. They also can opt for research career mainly in universities, public or private sector research institutes, food product manufacturing companies and hospitals. Teaching the science of nutrition of dietetics in colleges and universities is also a good option.
    5. They can associate with Gyms, Slimming Centers and Private Consultant/ Practitioner:

Core Department: Department of Nutrition & Dietetics

Teaching strategies:-

The interdisciplinary curriculum is based on both a clinical and public health model for practice. The major focus is on population aggregates rather than individuals and indirect rather than direct care to clients. Fellows are prepared to participate in a multi-disciplinary approach to planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs and services for worker health and safety.

It is assumed that there will be approximately 2160 teaching hours in three year period of course. Out of these, Theory teaching (Modules) will be of 1320 hours and Practical will be of 840 hours. The teaching will be carried out on various modules for B.Sc Nutrition & Dietetics.

The fellows will be exposed to practical demonstration in various Industries for above purposes

Heads

Didactic Teaching, Powerpoint presentation

Group Discussion

Industrial Visit

Student/ Teacher Seminar

Guest Lectures

Hospital Posting

Practical

Tutorials/ Home Assignment

The theory training will be primarily from cognitive domain while practical training will be from cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain.

Professional /Clinical Training

    • Students assume primary responsibility for conducting the nutritional assessment of the patient and counsel the patient accordingly
    • Students are expected to complete at least two months training in different area of hospital with community based health clinics or various corporations like Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, Paras hospitalResearch training
    • Student should complete a research project investigating a topic of interest to them in nutrition & dietetics. Research opportunities in new food product development, community based survey are available.Elective Training / Optional posting

The students will be given assignment/ project for summer and winter vacation at a suitable hospital/ diet clinic/ health centers and they will be asked to present the project/ work report which will be evaluated for their internal assessment. The students will be given due support by faculty in this regard. 

SGTUNIVERSITY
Admission 2017
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