Ignou Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education

Diploma in Nutrition & Health Education DNHE

The Diploma Programme is a holistic package which provides opportunities to the learner to gain knowledge about nutrition and public health. It also enables learners to develop skills in communicating nutrition and health-related information to the community. The aim of the programme is to develop a knowledge base in areas of nutrition and public health, promote awareness about concepts and principles in communication and their application in nutrition and health education and develop skill in playing the role of nutrition/health educators in the Community. Learners with basic 10+2 qualification and an interest in community work will find the Diploma very useful. It is a professional training programme. People working with both governmental and non-governmental sectors in the role of community workers would also benefit from this Programme. The Diploma will provide an additional qualification
helping them to improve their professional competence and promotion chances. The Diploma in Nutrition and Health Educations a 32 credit programme consisting of four courses.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 3,000/- for full programme

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
DNHE 1 Nutrition for the Community 8
DNHE 2 Public Health and Hygiene 8
DNHE 3 Nutrition and Health Education 8
DNHE 4 Project Work : Nutrition and Health Education 8
Total Credits 32

Practicals: Practical Manuals are to accompany the course material.
ProjectWork is a vital component of the programme. Through ProjectWork, the learner will be able to experience the “feel” of working as a nutrition and health educator in community settings. Such an interaction would provide good insight into the problems and possible solutions in community work. The Project will equip the learner to plan and conduct nutrition /health education campaigns and programmes in community settings.

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