Nutritional Assessment

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  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    55 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

“This course on nutritional assessment describes the evaluation of nutritional status and health condition of an individual, especially with reference to food consumption. The various components of a nutritional assessment are described in detail, in this course. read more »»

One of the important growth indexes is the body mass index, which tells us whether a person is, underweight, overweight, or obese. The methods used to measure body composition and the various methods of laboratory assessment of nutritional status, along with dietary assessment, have also been described in the course. Every individual requires different quantities of nutrients. It is important to assess the nutritional status of the individual in order to develop a nutritional plan to treat malnutrition and acute diseases and to prevent chronic diseases.

This course is useful for healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, nutritionists, dieticians, and physicians practicing alternative medicine (AYUSH), such as homeopathy, Ayurveda, and yoga. The course guides the healthcare professional in the methods to assess the nutritional status of an individual and prescribe corrective measures.

The course on nutritional assessment includes an expert talk by Mrs. Haritha Shyam, chief nutritionist, and dietitian at Apollo Hospitals, with expertise in stroke nutrition. This expert talk contains useful tips that help the healthcare professional, as well as a layperson, to understand the methods for assessing the nutritional status of an individual, in order to make the necessary changes for a healthier lifestyle.”

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians,
  • Dentists,
  • Nurses,
  • Paramedical Staff,
  • Pharmacists, and
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH),
  • Nutritionists,
  • General public

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Evaluation of nutritional status and health condition of an individual
  • Various components of nutritional assessment
  • Methods for assessing the nutritional status of an individual


Ms. Haritha Shyam

Dietician and Nutritionist, APOLLO HOSPITALS HYDERABAD


Ms.M S Haritha Shyam is associated with Apollo Hospital for 20 years. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been Organising Secretary for the 6th Apollo International Clinical Nutrition Conference 2013 at Apollo Health City Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam conducted the International Nutrition survey 2013 at 5 Critical Care Units in Apollo Health City ( course director – Dr. Daren k. Heyland and Dr. Rupinder Dhaliwal, Queens University). Ms.M S Haritha Shyam received the participation Certificate in the World Nutrition Day survey conducted by the European Society of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been a Stroke Nutrition Coordinator for Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam guided 200 interns for 6 months Internship for their Master’s Degree In Clinical Nutrition.

For: intermediates

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