New Delhi, Aug 16 : The Indira Gandhi National
Open University (IGNOU) has started admission to two online programmes
in paediatric nutrition, the university said in a statement Thursday.
'Post Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nutrition' and 'Post Graduate
Diploma in Paediatric Nutrition' are for individuals seeking expertise
in paediatric nutrition. The applicants could be healthcare
practitioners, dieticians, diet counsellors or health administrators.
and NGO functionaries involved with community development programmes or
science graduates with an interest in healthcare, the pharmaceutical
industry or biochemistry may also apply, the statement said.
to IGNOU, the programme would help capacity building of healthcare
practitioners, nutritionists and other stakeholders involved in the care
of infants, children and adolescents.
"The programmes have been
designed on a modular approach... The modules prepared as part of this
exercise integrate education and training and focus on upgrading
knowledge," said the statement.
The duration of the post graduate certificate course is six months while that of the post graduate diploma programme is a year.
The last date to apply is Sep 10, 2012.