Nutrition and Dietetics Program Offered at Equip Africa College

Equip Africa College

West Pokot County

Diploma 3 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Diploma (Accredited by: Equip Africa College)

About Nutrition and Dietetics Diploma program.

The goal of this nutrition and dietetics diploma course is to equip students with appropriate in-depth knowledge and skills in subjects related to nutrition and dietetics.

Upon completion of the Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics the graduates will have acquired knowledge skills and attitude to be able to apply the knowledge skills and attitudes to undertake quality nutrition and dietetic practice in a range of settings including disasters and emergencies as well as apply independent learning and reflective practice skills to allow capacity for self-evaluation and management that is strategic and focuses on quality nutrition and dietetics practice.

Entry requirements for Nutrition and Dietetics

An individual entering this nutrition and dietetics diploma course at Equip Africa College should have any of the following minimum requirements:

  • C- (minus) or its equivalent with a minimum grade in each of the following subjects:
    • D+ [plus] in Biology,
    • D+ [plus] in Chemistry,
    • D+ [plus] in English or Kiswahili,
    • D+ [plus] in Mathematics or Physics 
  • KNDI Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics Course Subjects

Module 1

  • Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Information and Communication Technology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics
  •  Food hygiene and safety
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Principles of  dietetics
  • Food Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Foundations of food preparation
  • Macronutrients
  • Human Anatomy and physiology II
  • Basic mathematics
  • Basic statistics
  • Meal planning and management
  • Life skills
  • Micronutrients
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Principles of food preservation and processing

Module II

  • Community partnership
  • Food Security
  • First Aid
  • Biochemistry I
  • Nutrition assessment
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Maternal and child nutrition
  • Nutrition surveillance
  • Nutrition in disease management 1
  • Principles of nutrition and behavior
  • Nutritional anthropology
  • Biochemistry II
  • Diet therapy I
  • Nutrition education and counseling
  • Introduction to Research Methodology
  • Nutrition in disease management II
  • Foods and food groups
  • Introduction to Behavioral Science
  • Nutrition in the life Cycle

Module III

  • Diet therapy II
  • Research project 1
  • Nutrition epidemiology
  • Nutrition interventions in HIV/AIDS
  • Principles of primary health care
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Diet therapy III
  • Health information Management Systems
  • Principles and Practice of management
  • Research project II
  • Legal aspects in nutrition and dietetics
  • Clinical practicum
  • Industrial Attachment

About Equip Africa College

Equip Africa College of Medical and Health Sciences is an accredited TVET institution offering courses in the field of Health and Applied Sciences. The college was founded in 2017 with the sole aim of training competent healthcare professionals who will deliver quality and compassionate healthcare services that meet the diverse healthcare ... read more

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