PG Diploma in Nutraceuticals
Nutraceuticals is an emerging field in healthcare industry that understands the need of good food habits and imparts guidance to build up a healthy world. Any food or its component which, in addition to its normal nutritional value offers health benefits including the prevention of disease or promotion of health is a Nutraceutical.
As, there is a growing awareness of the significant roles played by functional foods and nutraceuticals in the prevention of chronic diseases, FFSQ has developed this comprehensive training programme on Nutraceuticals to provide thorough knowledge of the subject to help you analyze the precise body requirements and a reliable technological developments in the sector. The course is basically designed for food, nutrition, health and allied professionals, the food industry professionals and the general public.
This diploma programme is especially designed to provide practical training in the fields of health foods, food ingredients, dietary supplements, and natural medicines. This course is also aimed to equip individuals to improve health and reduce disease risk through prevention. Moreover, Nutraceticals and Functional Foods are transforming today’s growing food industry and redefining the relationship between food, nutrition, and health. As a growing field, it helps to demonstrate the benefits of functional foods in health promotion and in reducing the risk of chronic diseases and establishing a network of academia and industry experts as well.
Module 1: Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods: An Introduction
Module 2: Food, Nutrition and Health Claims
Module 3: Active Ingredients and their Origin
Module 4: Extraction and Processing of active Ingredients
Module 5: Product development
Module 6: Delivery and Stability of Nutraceuticals
Module 7: Nutraceutical and Disease Control
Module 8: Analytical Techniques in Nutraceutical Industry
Module 9: Laws and Regulations on Nutraceuticals
Module 10: Case Studies
All those who have completed their Graduation or Post Graduation/ PhD are eligible to enroll for the course. Moreover, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Agriculture, Veterinary, MBBS and BDS are also eligible to apply for this course. As this course is truly professional and industry oriented, employed individuals from any sector (production, processing, quality, trial, R&D etc.) can also seek benefits of the course who have interest in food, nutrition and human health.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is one year while a maximum of two consecutive years is allowed to complete the course.
The registration dates for this bi-annual program run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are strictly scheduled depending on the availability of speakers. Moreover, the recorded lectures are also made available through the IGMPI Learning Management System so, the participants are able to listen to them according to their own pace. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
The mandatory course fee (one-time payment) for the distance cum e learning mode is Rs. 18,500/-(600 USD for overseas students). This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees etc. Apart from this an examination fee of Rs 400/- (USD 15) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.
Examination & Certification
All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post graduate Diploma in Nutraceuticals by Faculty of Food Safety and Quality, IGMPI. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.
Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations
The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading food and agriculture companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.
Successful completion of this course will enhance employment prospects within the functional foods, general food & health sector and from food manufacture to retail and legislation. A Post Graduate Diploma in Nutraceuticals is also relevant for nutritionists, dieticians, and members of pharmaceutical professions, as well as professional from independent or private laboratories. The diploma provides graduates with professional competencies related to either research and development, quality control, analysis, education or training. The course will also benefit professionals associated with the maintenance and/ or promotion of public health.
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