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Promotive Health Care & Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum

Eligibility:

i. Medical & Health Science Professionals

ii. Medical & Health Science Graduates

iii. Final Year Students may also apply.

(Subject to change / revision as required)

The Course comprises of four core subjects and three optional subjects.

  • The four core subjects are compulsory
  • From the three optional subjects, students are to complete any two.
  • Students, who opt to complete all three optional subjects within the stipulated period, will receive an Advanced Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine.

Core Subjects:

    • 1. Nutrition & Weight Management
    • 2. Exercise & Fitness
    • 3. Health Psychology & Stress Management
    • 4. Health & Lifestyle Assessment & Correction

Optional Subjects:

    • 1. Health & Disease Management
    • 2. Cardiac Care & Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • 3. Cancer Risk Factors Management
      Any Two Optional Subjects for the Certificate Program All Three for the Advanced Certificate Program<

1. Health & Disease Management

    • a. Health Management
    • b. Health Dimensions and Scope
    • c. Life Cycle & Health
    • d. Population Medicine
    • e. Corporate Health Care
    • f. Occupational Health Care
    • g. First Aid & Safety
    • h. Environment and Health
    • i. Alternative Medicine therapies
    • j. Disease Management
    • k. Concepts of Disease
    • l. Immunity and Disease Transmission
    • m. Communicable Diseases
    • n. Non-Communicable Diseases
    • o. Degenerative Ailments

2. Cardiac Care & Cardiac Rehabilitation

    • a. Structure and function of the Heart & Circulatory System
    • b. Cardiac Ailments
    • c. Diagnostics ECG / TMT / Echocardiogram / Angiogram, etc.
    • d. Solutions – Pacemaker / Valve replacement, etc.
    • e. Medication
    • f. Emergency Systems – CPR, etc.
    • g. Cardiac Risk factors
    • h. Cardiac Rehabilitation

3. Cancer Risk Factors Management

    • a. Cancer definition & explanation
    • b. Types of Cancers
    • c. Methods of detection
    • d. Treatment
    • e. Causes & Risk factors
    • f. Recent Advances
    • g. Prevention of Cancer (Alcohol, Smoking, Paan, etc.)
    • h. Cancer Rehabilitation (Occupation, diet, radiation, etc.)
    • i. Dependency Management

4. Health Psychology & Stress Management

    • a. Psychodynamics of normal behaviour
    • b. Stress
    • c. Physiology of Stress
    • d. Stress and Disease
    • e. Personality as a Stress variable
    • f. Environmental aspects of Stress
    • g. Health enhancing and Health endangering behaviour
    • h. Cognitive and Behavioural coping strategies
    • i. Other strategies for Stress Management

5. Nutrition & Weight Management

    • a. Fundamentals of Nutrition
    • b. Nutrition for Infants, Children, Adolescent
    • Expectant Mothers
    • Old Age
    • Athlete / Sports persons

 

    • c. Therapeutic Nutrition
    • Hospital Diets
    • Special Feeding Methods
    • Pre & Post-Operative Diet

 

    • d. Diet in Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Hypertension
    • Hypercholesterolemia

 

    • e. Diet in Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • f. Diet in Diseases of the Liver
    • g. Diet in Diabetes Mellitus
    • h. Diet in Disease of the Kidney
    • i. Diet in Anaemia
    • j. Diet in Cancer

6. Exercise & Fitness

    • a. What is PhysicalModeration
    • f. Health Clubs
    • g. Five Minute Exercise Program
    • h. Corporate / Group Fitness
    • i. Geriatric / Veterans Fitness
    • j. Benefits of Exercise Fitness
    • b. How to achieve Fitness
    • c. Stamina, Strength, Flexibility
    • d. Exercise Scheduling
    • e. Safety &
    • k. Therapeutic Yoga
    • l. Exercise Therapy

7. Health and Lifestyle Assessment & Correction

    • a. Introduction to Health Scans
    • b. Cardiac Risk Assessment & Prescription
    • c. Physiological Age Assessment & Prescription
    • d. Physical Fitness Assessment & Prescription
    • e. Nutrition Assessment & Prescription
    • f. Stress Assessment & Prescription
    • g. Dependency Assessment & Prescription
    • h. Cancer Risk Assessment & Prescription
    • i. ENT, Dental Eye Assessment & Prescription
    • j. Safety Assessment & Prescription
    • k. HIV / AIDS Risk Assessment & Prescription
    • l. Overall Lifestyle Assessment & Prescription
    • m. Usage Methodology in Hospitals, Clinics, Corporates etc.