Syllabus | Paper IV- NUTRITION MANAGEMENT- I | M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics | First Semester


Total 40 hrs


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Module 1
  1. Nutritional care Process for people at various activity levels and socioeconomic status.
  2. Nutritional screening/ assessment and identification of nutritional problem.
  3. Nutritional Intervention and Diet Modification based on interpretation      nutrition Education and Counselling
  4. Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation.
Must Know
Nutritional screening and identification of nutritional problem, nutrition education &Counselling,
dietary Intervention,monitoring and evaluation.
Desirable to Know
Nutrition care process for different people with different activity level &socioeconomic groups.


Module 2
  1. Recommended dietary allowance (RDA)
  2. Food pyramid
  3. Use of exchange list
  4. Advantages and limitations of exchange list
Must Know
RDA,Food Pyramid,Use of Food exchange list.
Desirable to Know
Advantages and limitations of exchange list.


  1. Nutrition for weight management, etiology and disorders of energy Balance
  2. Obesity Components of body weight Adipose tissue structure, regional distribution and storage.                  
Must Know
Etiology of obesity, nutrition &weight management.
Desirable to Know
Components of body weight Adipose tissue structure, regional distribution and storage.




(1)Types of obesity, Assessment of obesity Health risks, causes of obesity: neural, hormonal, and psychological, Management of obesity
(2)Dietary Modification: past and present approach.
(3)Maintenance of Reduced weight.
(4)Underweight/Excessive LeannessCauses and assessment.
(5) Health risks and Dietary Management.
(6) Eating disorder not otherwise specified(EDNOS): Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.
(7)Nutritional management of eating disorders

Must Know
Assessment, Nutritional management of obesity and other eating disorders.
Desirable to Know
Types of obesity, other eating disorders and associated health risks. 


Module5 (1)Defence mechanism of the body, Nutrition and infection.
(2)Classification and etiology of fever/infection, Metabolic changes during infection
(3)Acute and chronic fever nutritional management: Typhoid,Tuberculosis andMalaria.
Must Know
Metabolic changes in Fever, Infections and nutritional care.
Desirable to Know
Classification and etiology of fever, infections. Defence mechanism of body& nutrition.


Module 6  (1)Physiology and Nutritional care and diet therapy in
(i) Diseases of esophagus; esophagitis, Hiatus hernia
(ii) Disorders of stomach: Gastritis, Gastric and duodenal ulcers
(2)Management: associated with H. pylori infection, NSAIDS,
Dietary management: traditional approach and liberal Approach
Must Know
Nutrition therapy for Upper Gastrointestinal tract Diseases.
Desirable to Know
Physiology of Upper Gastrointestinal tract and symptoms of dysfunctions.



Module 7  (1) Common Symptoms of Intestinal dysfunction- Flatulence, constipation and Diarrhoea.
(2) Diseases of the large intestine-Diverticulosis,irritable bowel syndrome,inflammatory bowel disease.
(3)Malabsorption Syndrome/ Diseases of Small intestine- Celiac (Gluten –induced) sprue, tropical sprue, intestinal brush border enzyme deficiencies, Lactose intolerance, protein- losing  enteropathy
(4) Intestinal surgery- Short bowel syndrome,Ileostomy, Colostomy,
Rectal surgery.
Must Know
Nutrition therapy for Lower gastrointestinal tract Diseases.
Desirable to Know
Physiology oflower Gastrointestinal tract and symptoms of dysfunctions.


Module 8  (1) Nutritional care in liver disease in context with results of specific function tests liver-Dietary care and management in viral hepatitis (different types), cirrhosis of liver, hepatic encephalopathy, Wilson’s disease.
(2) Dietary care and management in diseases of the gall bladder and pancreas i.e. billary dyskinesia, cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, cholecystectomy, pancreatitis, Zollinger- Ellison syndrome
Must Know
Nutrition therapy for Diseases of the Hepato – Biliary Tract
Desirable to Know
Physiology of Hepato – Biliary Tract  & diagnostic test for dysfunctions.


Module 9 Delivery of Nutritional Support-Meeting nutritional needs
(1) Enteral tube Feeding
(2) Parenteral Nutrition


Must Know


Reference Books:

  1. Chowdhury, Adarajita, Pre-School Children: Development, Care and Education,2002.
  2. Srilakshmi, B., Dietetics,2014.
  3. Srilakshmi, B., Nutrition Science,2012.
  4. Rosalind S. Gibson, Principles of Nutritional Assessment,2006.

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