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Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN)

Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN)

The Department of Home Science offers Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition. The aim is to train a cadre of professionals who would work as dieticians, nutrition consultants and public health nutritionists.

The PGDDPHN programme is a one-year course divided into two-semesters. A student is required to complete 50 credits for the completion of course and the award of degree. A three-month internship in a tertiary, multispecialty, minimum hundred bedded hospital with a Dietetics department is compulsory at the end of the course, for successful completion and for award of Diploma by the University.

Programme Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand fundamentals of human physiology, food microbiology and nutritional biochemistry in relation to health and disease.
  • To develop understanding about nutrition in disease management, its prevention through various government programmes and policies.
  • To develop skills in food management for entrepreneurship.
  • To apply acquired skills in diet therapy, food service management, nutrition/health education and scientific writing.
  • To apply the principles of medical nutrition therapy and food service management in a hospital set up.
For more details, the candidates may refer to syllabus and course structure available on the website of University of Delhi at: (link for semester Syllabus