AIRADS

Food Nutrition and Dietics Management

African Institute of Research and Development Studies (AIRADS)

Diploma 3 years Fee: on application

The diploma in dietic management is designed to provide the trainees with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in the Dietetics profession.

Overview

The diploma in dietic management is designed to provide the trainees with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in the Dietetics profession. 

Career opportunities for dietetic management graduates include:

  • Public and private Hospitals
  • National Government and Counties ministries (Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Culture and Social Services, Education).
  • Food industries (Kenya Bureau of Standards, Nestle Foods, Uni-Lever)
    Non-Governmental organizations (World Vision, Save the children, Islamic relief, UNICEF, OXFAM etc).
  • Community based organizations(CBOs) and Faith based organizations(FBOs)
  • Academic institutions
  • Hotel and Tourism industries
  • Self employment

Entry requirements

A person seeking to be registered as a student for the diploma in dietic management program must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following qualifications:

  • Passed relevant Craft certificate.
  • Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent
  • Equivalent qualification

Course content

MODULE I UNITS

  • Information Communication Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Communication Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • HIV and Aids
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Food Production for Invalids and Convalescents
  • Meal Planning. Management and Service
  • Nutrition Anthropology
  • Diet Therapy I
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • Nutrition in HIV and Aids
  • Legal Aspects in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Principles of Human Nutrition

MODULE II UNITS

  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Diet Therapy II
  • Principles of Food Processing and Preservation
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition in the Lifespan
  • Principles of Nutrition and Behaviour
  • Introduction to Primary Health Care
  • Business Plan
  • Research Methods

MODULE III UNITS

  • Food Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Communicable and Non – Communicable Diseases
  • Food Security
  • Nutrition Education and Counselling
  • Diet Therapy III
  • Nutrition Epidemiology
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Community Partnership Skills
  • Nutrition Assessment and Surveillance
  • Product Development, Marketing, and Sales
  • Industrial Organization and Management
  • Trade Project

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Entry requirements

A person seeking to be registered as a student for the diploma in dietic management program must show evidence of being a holder of one of the following qualifications:

  • Passed relevant Craft certificate.
  • Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent
  • Equivalent qualification

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