Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
(Deemed to be University)
Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Allied Health Sciences,
Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune-411018.

Certificate Course on Applied Child Health and Maternal Nutrition

child health and nutirtion

About Us

Dr. D. Y. Patil School of Allied Health Sciences is a constituent of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be a university). The college has conceptualized and launched Allied Health Programmes in various disciplines, which are meant to equip the health care professionals with the advanced tools they need to survive in this present era of fierce competition and specialization.

Why Need of This Course?

There are some reasons why such courses are valuable:

1  Specialized knowledge:These courses provide in-depth knowledge and skills related to child health and maternal nutrition. They focus on the specific needs and challenges faced during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood, which require specialized expertise to address effectively.

2  Improved healthcare outcomes: Proper maternal nutrition and early childhood health play crucial roles in ensuring healthy growth and development. Certificate courses help healthcare professionals, nutritionists, and caregivers gain the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions and provide better care, leading to improved health outcomes for mothers and children.

3  Addressing nutritional deficiencies: Maternal nutrition is essential for the health of both the mother and the developing fetus. Understanding the specific nutritional needs during pregnancy can help prevent deficiencies and promote optimal growth and development of the baby.

4  Prevention and management of childhood illnesses: Certificate courses equip healthcare professionals with the skills to identify and manage common childhood illnesses and nutrition-related issues. This knowledge is crucial in preventing complications and providing early intervention.

5  Awareness of public health issues: Applied Child Health Maternal Nutrition courses often cover public health aspects related to maternal and child health. Participants gain insights into community health, nutrition programs, and initiatives to address issues like malnutrition and infant mortality.

Objective of Course

  • Enhance knowledge, skills, and core competencies of registered medical practitioners in Nutrition related disorders with special reference to Childhood illnesses and micronutrient deficiencies to undertake evidence-based diagnosis and treatment and there by improved patient outcomes.
  • Establish networks between trained medical practitioners and existing specialists


  • Comprehensive and up to date Content & Curriculum
  • Expert Faculty
  • Hands on experience in OPD, wards & Skill Lab
  • Convenient Class Schedule


Medical Graduates (Allopathy, Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, Unani) including interns.

Course Contents

Sr.No. Module Content
1 Basics of Nutrition in Clinical Practice and Diet Planning Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Food groups, Calorific values of food stuffs, Ideal weight, Energy requirements, Body Mass Index, Understanding spectrum of Malnutrition, Gov. Nutrition Programmes, Use of WHO growth charts and plotting, Nutritional status specific diet menu planning using locally available food stuffs for improving nutritional status.
2 Diagnosis and Management of Nutrition related disorders in Children Understanding concept of stunting, wasting and undernutrition and its consequences, Diagnosis and management of undernutrition and concept of Nutrition Rehabilitation Center (NRC), Deficiencies of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Iron, Iodine, Zinc, Diagnostic protocols, Treatment management and counseling.
3 Diagnosis and Management of Nutrition related disorders in Women Understanding undernutrition and over-nutrition in women, PCOS/PCOD, Diagnosis and management of Anemia in pregnancy, lactation, and non-pregnant women, Breast feeding, Complimentary feeding, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Iron, Iodine, Zinc deficiencies, Diagnostic protocols, Treatment management and counseling.
4 Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Childhood illnesses and Immunization Diagnostic protocols and Treatment management, Infection Prevention and Control measures, Immunization: National immunization Schedule, dose, route of administration and management of adverse events following immunization.

Fees structure –

Rs. 15,000/- and examination fees as per university rule.

Admission Process –

- Submit application form (Online / Offline).

- Admission based on merit list and personal interviews/ discussion.

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