Nutrition in Pediatric Clinical Practice

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Start Date

April 28, 2024

Course Duration

6 Months

No. of Students

Limited to 50 seats


Nutritionists/Pediatricians/Medical Practitioners/Pediatric-PG's

Learning Outcomes?

On Completion of this Course, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate Knowledge and skill of nutition as it applies to pediatrics
  • Understand the impact of nurtition related disorders on current and future health and wellbeing
  • Translate current nutritional knowledge into holistic Clinical practice for children and their families.

Nutrition is pivotal during the early stages of life not just for growth but also for brain development and metabolic programming of lon-term health and well being.

This Course aims to provide evidence based practical training in pediatric nutrition for health care professionals.

It helps to upgrade their knowledge in pediatric nurtition and integrate nutrition as part of the care and address relevant issues pertaining to nutrition in children.

* First 1000 Days of Life and Mother's own milk.
* MBFHI & Establishing Oxytacin Rich Enivronment.
* Effective Breastfeeding Counselling.
* Practical Skills- Early Skin to Skin Contact & KMC.
* Tackling Challenges in Breastfeeding.
* Maternal Nutrition- Pregnant & Lactating.
* IMS Act & Lactation Management Centres.
* Breastfeeding & Microbiome.
* Route of Feeding and Choice of Milk including Different Types of Formula & Fortifiers.
* Catch up Growth & Growth Monitoring.
a) Macronutrients- Carbohydrate.
* Types of Carbs, Carb Sources & Requirements.
* Carbohydrate as an Energy source, Carb Digestion & Absorption.
b) Macronutrients- Protein.
* Protein for body building & Tissue Repair, Types of Proteins & Amino acids- Essential & Non-Essential.
* Protein Sources & Protein Digestion & Absorption- Digestibility, Biological Value, NPU, PDCASS, DIAAS.
* Special Attributes-Thermic Effects of Food/ SDA, Glyco- Macropeptides.
c) Macronutrients- Lipids.
* Lipids as Energy Source, Fat Digestion & Absorption.
* Types of Lipids- Saturated, Monounsaturated & poly unsaturated & Essential & Non-Essential Fatty Acids, Lipid Sources & Derived LCPs, Omega 3 & Omega.
* Special Attributes- Serum Lipid Levels, Trans Fats.
d) Micronutrients-Minerals
* Sodium and pottassium as elecyrolytes.
* Calcium - Sources, Role & Requirements & Phosphorous -Source, Role & Requirements.
* Magnesium - Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
e) IYCF indicators, Breastfeeding assessment forms and Nutrition charts
a) Micronutrients with Public Health Significance-Vitamins.
* Vitamin A -Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
* Vitamin B- Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
* Vitamin C- Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
* Vitamin D- Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
* Vitamin E- Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
* Vitamin K- Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
b) Micronutrients with Public Health Significance-Minerals.
* Iron- Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
* Iodine- Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
* Zinc - Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
* Other Trace Elements- - Sources, Requirements & Deficiencies.
c) Recommended Dietary Intakes.
* RDA & EAR, Tolerable Upper Limits, NOAEL, LOAEL
* ICMR 2020 Recommendations
a) Complementary Feeding- Definition, Age of Starting & Developmental Readiness.
b) Attributes of CF- Minimum Dietary Diversity, Minimum Meal Frequency, Minimum Acceptably Diet.
c) Toddler Nutrition & Beyond- Responsive Feeding & Picky Eating.
d) Homemade Vs. Commercial Preparations.
a) School Children & Adolescent – Healthy Eating.
b) Special Nutrition Programmes for School going & Adolescent children.
a) Normal Growth Pattern & Determinants of Growth.
b) Assessment of Growth using Growth Charts.
c) Disorders of Growth.
a) Normal Development & Developmental Domains.
b) Developmental Assessment & Assessment Tools.
c) Early Detection & Early Intervention for Deviations.
a) Underweight- Classification & Diagnosis.
b) SAM- Hospital Management.
c) SAM & MAM- Community Management.
a) Overweight & Obesity- Identification & Interventions.
b) Metabolic Syndrome & Long-Term Consequences.


Pediatric-Post Graduates


Medical Practitioners

  • This course is designed to hone and upgrade practical skills in Nutrition for the pediatric population.
  • course starts on April 28th, 2024.
  • Duration: 6 months.
  • Implementing Personal Contact Session (Hands-On Training), in Bangalore at the Course's Midway to Enhance Direct Engagement.
  • 40+ Online recorded interactive lectures.
  • Online assignment for every lecture.
  • Online live discussions and case presentations once in 15 days.
  • You will get a Hard Copy Textbook of Nutrition and Child Development by Dr K.E. Elizabeth and log book
  • Class Resources and Research Articles.
  • The course fee is ₹ 29,500 + 18% GST. The fees include the following,

    • Tuition Fee
    • Personal Contact Session Fee.
    • Examination Fee.
    • Log Book.
    • Subject to approval.

Certificates will only be given on completion of required coursework and on passing the examinations.

Course Fee:

Rs. 29,500.00 + 18% GST

Course Fee will be accepted on single payment only

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Frequently Asked Questions

During the PCS, you need to bring the following documents in original for verification. In case of non-availability of originals due to any reason, certified copies (by either Medical Superintendent of a Government hospital or Principal/Head of Department of post-graduation medical college/ hospital) may be considered. Documents need to be verified on the first day of the start of the course at the reception desk. No originals or copies are required to be submitted. The documents needed for verification are:

  • MBBS degree certificate
  • Post-graduate degree/diploma certificate
  • Current valid Medical council registration certificate (Center or State)
  • Current valid passport (Both original & self-attested copy) - only for international candidates

It will be mandatory for all the enrolled candidates to follow the course curriculum guidelines completely, failing which either their candidature may be cancelled or they will be not allowed to appear in the exit exam. The decision by NIPCP governing body will be final and binding to all in this regard.

Attendance at the PCS is mandatory for appearing in the final exit exam. If due to certain circumstances, any candidate is unable to attend any PCS, then he/she is supposed to attend the same PCS with the next batch to be eligible for appearing in the final exit exam (next year after completion of all the PCS).

All sessions are planned as per the availability of faculties, teaching rooms, and other logistics. Once decided, PCS dates will NOT change due to any candidate’s personal request. Dates might change in a rare instance, depending upon the logistics for conducting the sessions. The decision by NIPCP governing body will be final and binding to all in this regard. Exit exam - The exit exam will be conducted at the end of the course. Minimum of 60% marks in both theory and practicals will be required (independently) for passing the exit exam. Assignments will have predefined weightage in the final exam. The final exam will be evaluated by both Indian & International faculties.

There is NO separate exam fee for the candidates enrolled in the same academic batch. If a candidate needs to appear for the exit exam in subsequent batch after enrollment due to any reason (including the inability to attend any PCS or clear the exit exam in scheduled time or others), he/she is supposed to submit the LATE EXIT EXAM FEE (3000/- INR for Indian nationals ).

There will be NO refund of any part of the fee after submission, even if the candidate chooses not to join the course or discontinue in between due to any reason. The fee will NOT be transferred to another candidates account if any candidate wishes to do so. In case of any unusual circumstance, the decision of the NIPCP governing body will be final and binding to everyone.

Convocation - Successful candidates will be awarded the Certificate of the “Nutrition in Pediatric Clinical Practice” by Med-Train, Bharati Vidyapeeth and endorsed by Amrita Hospital Faridabad, Telemedicine Society of india Lucknow.

Dispute settlement - The venue of the arbitration will be in Bangalore and the Indian laws will be applicable. The Bangalore court alone will have the exclusive jurisdiction to adjudication in case of any dispute.

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