Diploma in Nutrition and Surveillance

Course Overview

Food and nutrition policies and programs that improve the health and nutritional status of the population require a strong evidence base and capacity to measure outcomes. To fulfill these requirements there is a strong need for a sustained security food and nutrition surveillance system. The objectives of nutrition surveillance are: to describe the population’s nutritional status, with particular reference to at-risk subgroups; to explain causal relationships to permit selection of preventive measures; to promote government decisions that will meet the needs of both normal national development and emergencies; to consolidate the most important indicators relevant to food and nutrition and health priorities; to predict the evolution of nutritional problems based on an assessment of current trends; and to monitor nutrition programs and evaluate their effectiveness.

The program provides students with competencies.

Course Modules

  1. Introduction to Nutrition Surveillance
  2. Methods of nutrition Surveillance
  3. Surveillance Information
  4. Types of Nutrition Survey
  5. Application of Nutrition Surveys
  6. Program Monitoring and Evaluation
  7. Emerging Issues and Trends 

There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Diploma Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Duration: 6 Months

Fee: $700


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