September 6, 2017

Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics (Ayurvedic and Modern) PGDND (Ayu.)

Teaching methodology

  1. This course is an online course with 2 days contact program.
  2. Capacity – 25 students
  3. Registration – Every student will register himself online with payment gateway and upload necessary documents and photo.
  4. There will be 88 topics in 22 weeks course material disbursement. In each week, four topics will be released containing audio/video file; ppt and doc file of each topic. Audio/video file can’t be downloaded but ppt and doc are downloadable.
  5. The students will not be able to login after 6 months with their id and password.
  6. There will be a doubt solving session after every two weeks which will be online and will only have audio participation. These sessions will also be available for listening for entire course tenure. Recorded version will also be available which will be downloadable.
  7. There will be a forum page available for each topic where students can post their questions and views.
  8. The 2 day contact program will be arranged in last two weeks of the course. It will be held at Sangli. The accommodation and meals will be provided to the delegates.
  9. The course will start on 1st November and 1st May. The admission will be open from 1st September and 1st March.
  10. Course fee for Indian National – Rs. 15000 INR only. (Includes course material, live audio sessions and contact program with accommodation and meals)
  11. Course fee for Foreign National – $ 700 USD only. (Includes course material, live audio sessions)
  12. The medium of instruction will be Hindi and English.
  13. Eligibility – Internees with provisional registration, BAMS, M.D.

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While treating every patient, the thought about diet always gets centre point. The guidance on nutrition and dietetics is a must for every doctor to address. The major disease creating and promoting factors are related to food. Many diseases can be cured or managed by just following dietary changes. But, the theorotical and applied study of nutrion and dietetics is always overlooked by physicians. That’s why as a doctor, we hand out long list of what not to eat, but, misearably fail to recommend what and when to eat. Most of the times, correct diagnosis and treatment yields unsatisfactory results due to ignorance on diet part.

That is why as an effective physician, we should be well aquainted with the concepts and practical application of nutrition and dietetics from Ayurveda as well as modern perspective.

There is a lot of confusion amongst Ayurveda physicians about diet when they read or hear contradicting information from modern dietetics. We start to feel as if they are heading in opposite directions. Then we start to think that, how these both biological sciences are providing us with contradicting information? These sciences work to maintain the health of healthy individuals and work as medicines in ailing patients.

If we travel ‘back to basics’ and start exploring these both phenomenal sciences, we realise that these are not opposite to each other, but, in fact, complementing each other in many ways.

Here are some points to ponder…………….

  1. Ayurveda while describing complete diet, advices to consume six types of Rasas, while modern dietetics urges us to include food articles from five major groups.
  2. Ayurveda believes more in digestion power and the state of the disease and advices manda, peya, vilepi etc. with respect to improvement. Modern dietetics also guides us to gradually increase diet viz. clear liquid – full liquid – soft diet etc.
  3. The advice to drink unnecessarily large amount of water, with reference of modern dietetics, finds no real evidence. It also recommends use of as and when required approach towards consumption of water.
  4. Panchabhautik Chikitsa pioneered by Late Vd. A. W. Datarshastri advices to use alkaline diet in Acid dominant diseases and acidic diet in Alkali dominant disaeses. It is supported well in modern dietetics.
  5. In Prameha (Diabetes and Metabolic syndrome), Ayurveda advises to refrain from milk consumption. Modern dietetics seconds it as milk contains Lactose, which helps in raised sugal level in blood.
  6. The Leafy vegetablse are contraindicated in kidney and urinary disorders according to Ayurveda. We can find support from modern dietetics as they contain more minerals.

So, with this few examples we can understand how much it is important to learn about nutrition and dietetics from both the sciences.

Objectives of the course

  1. Introduction to basic principles of nutrition and dietetics in Ayurveda and modern science.
  2. Diet planning from infancy to old age.
  3. Diet planning in different diseases.
  4. Learn to prepare healthy and yet delicious recipes.
  5. Effective diet counselling
  6. Identifying nutrition problems and assessing the nutritional status of patients in a clinical setting.
  7. Developing diet plans and counseling patients on special diet modifications.
  8. Assessing, promoting, protecting, and enhancing the health of the general public in a community setting and providing strategies for prevention of nutrition-related diseases.

Syllabus – Download Syllabus

Faculty –

  1. Dr. Nilesh Patki , Sangli.
  2. Dr. Aniruddha Kulkarni, Miraj
  3. Dr. Amruta Joshi, Sangli
  4. Dr. Mrinal Phadke, Sangli
  5. Dr. Hrishikesh Kulkarni, Sangli

Contact details –
For enquiry –
Dr. Aniruddha Kulkarni – 7972534177/9422407049
Dr. Amol Patil – 9324517177

For admission –

Office address –
Digital Ayurveda Solutions, 4096, Ganesh marg, Near Tikare tailors, Shaniwar peth, Miraj. 416410, Maharashtra

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