Note: Some programs may not be available for the current session.

0011 Fellowship in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy
0012. Fellowship Program in Neuropsychology
0013. Fellowship Program in Psycho-oncology
0014. Fellowship Program in Psychology
0015. Fellowship Program in Sexuality Counseling & Sexuality Education
0016. Fellowship Program in Neurological Rehabilitation
0017. Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition
0018. Fellowship Program in Nutrition and Dietetics
0019. Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Diabetic Nutrition
0010. Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Renal Nutrition
0011. Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Critical Care Nutrition
0012. Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Sports Nutrition
0013. Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Weight Loss Nutrition
0014. Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Maternal and Child Nutrition
0015. Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Cardiac Nutrition
0016. Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Gastrointestinal Nutrition
0017. Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Oncology Nutrition
0018. Fellowship Program in Genetic Counseling

Fellowship in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy

STGU offers a range of online course options for those who wish to practice from a psychodynamic perspective. Clinicians may focus on in-depth or short-term treatments with individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents in varied treatment settings. Our programs provide didactic instruction on classical and contemporary Psychotherapy and technique combined with clinical applications to facilitate the development of clinical skills and dynamic understanding. The following topics are covered, apart from general psychology topics:

Anxiety Disorders, Behavior Therapy, Borderline Syndromes, Brief Therapy, Child Therapy, Couple Therapy, Crisis, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Mood Disorder, Object Relations, Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, Psychosomatic, Schizophrenia, Substance Abuse and Suicide.

Fellowship Program in Neuropsychology

The Neuropsychology fellowship offered is committed to patient care, teaching, and scholarship. The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to prepare fellows for independent, skilled, and ethical practice in the field of clinical neuropsychology. Online course corresponds to Houston Conference guidelines and emphasizes both depth and breadth of knowledge in brain-behavior relationships. Continuing commitment to scholarship is fostered through complementary didactic and clinical learning opportunities designed to provide in-depth understanding of functional neuroanatomical correlates in addition to original scholarly activity.

Fellowship Program in Psycho-oncology

Fellowship program for psychologists in Psycho-oncology The Fellowship program have been designed in a manner, which would not only help enhance their knowledge, but also develop a holistic, compassionate approach to combat cancer. Our mission is to develop compassionate knowledgeable clinicians who would be leaders in their respective fields. This mission will be accomplished through comprehensive education. The program covers Integrated Palliative Care and Psycho-oncology to look after the physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of adults and children suffering from cancer and their family members.

Fellowship Program in Psychology

Psychology Fellowship is a unique academic opportunity for graduate students and post-doctoral trainees to develop their clinical skills in order to provide better behavioral health services. Fellowship programs are designed to help students study a specific field, perform advanced search and obtain exclusive training. Keep reading to learn about what fellowships programs in psychology are and how to apply.

Fellowship Program in Sexuality Counseling & Sexuality Education

The dual track Fellowship in Sexuality Counseling & Sexuality Education is designed for professionals who anticipate applying both counseling and educator skills to their work with patients, students, residents, and fellows. Professionals who work in health care settings find they use the teaching either with individual patients or with patient groups, but in their work educating new professionals and staff. In some cases, this has led to a new position within a hospital or clinic or the opportunity to present at conferences or serve on patient-focused boards in their community.

Fellowship Program in Neurological Rehabilitation‘

The ‘Fellowship in Neurological Rehabilitation‘ course aims to provide a unique training in the basic principles of neurological rehabilitation, management of physical and psychological disabilities and factors affecting handicap in neurological disability. This course is aimed at MBBS graduates, GPs (including BHMS, BAMS, BUMS), Physiotherapists / Physiotherapy interns. The trained physician can become an integral part of a Neurological rehabilitation team at Hospitals and communities and go on to lead such teams.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition

The Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition course will provide you the detailed scientific understanding of how nutrition can impact the health of individuals. You will learn the role of nutrition in the causation, progression and treatment of disease. Students will learn how to evaluate nutritional needs in various medical conditions and recommend dietary therapy based on established guidelines and treatment protocols. There is a growing demand for qualified clinical nutritionists who can provide evidence-based nutritional interventions for various diseases. The course will also enable you with knowledge on the best practices of managing nutrition support therapy in different patient conditions. By the end of the course, you should be able to implement evidenced-based medical nutrition plans to specific patient populations.

Fellowship Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

The Fellowship Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is designed with a combined integrative and preventive educational approach to nutrition, health and disease. The course has been structured into three sessions to provide comprehensive knowledge that is required for the student to enter the nutrition industry as a competent beginner level dietician. The course will provide you an overview of nutrition and nutrients. You will understand the chemistry of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and protein) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), their absorption, storage, and metabolism, role in health and disease. The course covers the importance of nutrition across the human life cycle starting with pregnancy, then progressing to infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and the elderly. Each life stage is discussed with an understanding of the physiological changes and nutritional implications for each stage. The module on weight management will help the student understand the multifaceted nature of weight problems and strategies needed to assist clients with building positive nutritional habits, diet planning, and weight loss. Students will also gain fundamental knowledge of the specialized area of sports nutrition. In addition, this course will make you familiar with nutritional assessment and counselling.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Diabetic Nutrition

In the contemporary world, diabetes is considered as one of the leading causes of mortality. There are approximately 73 million people with diabetes in India, and the country is set to become the diabetes capital of world. Nutrition has an important role to play in the management of diabetes. Medical nutrition therapy is an integral component of diabetes management and diabetes self-management education (DSME). Many patients with diabetes get inadequate education about nutrition from doctors. Also, many medical practitioners and dieticians give dietary recommendations that have no supporting evidence. Therefore, there is a need for an education program that will provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge required to deliver evidence-based nutritional interventions to diabetes patients. The in Diabetes Nutrition, 2020 Edition course will help clinicians and dieticians to increase awareness on the principles of nutrition therapy, and diet plans for diabetes patients. The course will provide you with knowledge on how to create beneficial nutritional interventions by combining evidence-based recommendations and considering the individual’s cultural, ethnic background, and personal preferences. Guidelines recommend that a knowledgeable and skilled dietician should be primarily involved in nutrition therapy in diabetes. However, considering the burden of diabetes in India, it is essential that all members of the health care team are knowledgeable about nutrition therapy. The course is therefore open to doctors, nurses, dieticians, physician assistants, and educators.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Renal Nutrition

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most commonly occurring non-communicable diseases in India with a prevalence rate of 3-4%. CKD is associated with significant morbidity, mortality and economic burden in India. Management of the nutritional aspects of CKD is associated with numerous challenges. Malnutrition is a common problem in patients with CKD, especially in those undergoing maintenance dialysis and reported prevalence rates of 18 – 75%. Indian studies have reported that the prevalence of protein-energy wasting (PEW) in CKD patients is about 37-41%. Protein-energy wasting is one of the strongest risk factors for adverse outcomes and death in patients with CKD. The Course in Renal Nutrition will provide comprehensive coverage to nutritional challenges seen in kidney diseases and their management. You will learn about nutritional screening and assessment in CKD, methods to improve nutritional status, oral nutritional consideration, need for oral nutritional supplements, enteral feeding, Parenteral nutrition and management of other issues in renal diseases.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Critical Care Nutrition

Patients in critical care department require management by a multi-disciplinary team that includes experts in nutrition. Critically ill patients are at high risk of developing malnutrition or having pre-existing malnutrition aggravated due to the inflammatory response, metabolic stress and catabolism associated with immobility. Malnutrition along with other complications such as infection and multi-organ dysfunction can contribute to prolonged hospitalization. Studies indicate that 15-70% of patients admitted to hospitals are malnourished, and this is undiagnosed in almost 70% of those affected. Approximately 60% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients suffer from gut dysfunction due to impairment in gastrointestinal (GI) motility, digestion, or absorption. GI dysfunction along with inadequate intake of calories leads critically ill patients to develop an energy deficit and lose lean body mass. Malnourished ICU patients experience immune dysfunction, weakened respiratory muscles, lowered ventilation capacity and reduced GI tolerance. Hence, they are at risk of developing complications like ventilator dependence, gastro-oesophageal reflux, pulmonary aspiration, and infections that can lead to sepsis, multiorgan failure, and even death. About 70 – 80% of these patients do not receive any nutritional support in the hospital. Management of the dietary and nutritional needs of these patients is crucial, and the evidence- based input of specialists in nutrition and dietetics is central to their care. It is well recognized that malnourished patients spend longer in hospital and have more interventions and higher rates of mortality and comorbid conditions than their well-nourished counterparts. The course in critical care nutrition course is a comprehensive, self-learning course that provides healthcare professionals the latest evidence-based information on implementing nutrition care in the ICU. The course is relevant to doctors, nurses, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals responsible for care giving to the critically ill.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Sports Nutrition

Nutrition is an essential element needed for optimizing athletic performance. Sports nutrition is the field of nutrition and dietetics that concerns with improving sport and exercise performance. A well-designed nutritional plan is essential to help active adults and athletes to perform at their best. The primary goal of such diet plans is to help sportspersons intake the correct type and amount of food, energy, nutrients and fluids to keep functioning at peak levels. Sports nutrition is unique to each individual and needs to be planned according to their personal goals. A sports nutrition diet may change depending on specific energy demands and training schedules. The course in Sports Nutrition will provide coverage to the principles underlying diet planning for exercise and sports. The topics covered in this course will help athletes and coaches to understand what kind of diet is needed to optimize their performance for sports and exercise. This includes selection of the right balance of carbohydrate, proteins and fats to provide energy and build or maintain muscles, designing diet plans, and use of nutritional supplements. The learning modules will provide the knowledge of nutritional requirements for sports and the current theories on the relationships between diet and performance in sports, exercise and health.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Weight Loss Nutrition

Obesity and overweight are major public health issues globally. The number of obese people in the country has doubled in India in the past 10 years according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4). Increasing consumption of high calorie foods and sedentary lifestyles are the major factors contributing to this epidemic of obesity. Obesity is associated with the risk of many chronic health conditions including hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Lifestyle interventions, especially nutrition therapy is the mainstay of obesity management. The course in weight loss nutrition will provide the students a systematic understanding of nutritional care process in patients with obesity. They will learn about the physiology of fat tissue and what are the various causes for obesity. Students will also understand the nutritional evaluation processes in individuals with obesity. The focus of this course is on the use of nutritional interventions to manage obese and overweight individuals. The specific indications for pharmacological and surgical interventions in obesity will also be touched upon.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Maternal and Child Nutrition

This course will provide the student with the knowledge and competencies required to manage the nutritional requirements and challenges during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, and childhood until adolescence. The nine months of pregnancy represents the most significant phase of growth and development in humans. Nutrition is one of the modifiable factors which impacts how well the growth and development processes occur during pregnancy. You will learn about the role of nutrition in fostering fetal growth, development, and long-term health. This section will also discuss weight-gain recommendations and consider common problems during pregnancy that can be managed with nutritional remedies. We will cover the period of infancy. Rapid growth during the first year of life is the hallmark of infancy when compared to all other ages. Growth occurs most rapidly from birth to 6 months of age than at any other period in the life cycle. This section will discuss how nutrition is an essential component in the complex development of infants. The third module will focus on growth and development in children and adolescents and their relationships to nutritional status. You will learn how to manage various nutritional challenges seen in children and adolescents. This course is relevant to nutrition and other healthcare professionals who manage pregnant women and children.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Cardiac Nutrition

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause for death in India, accounting for 28.1% of all deaths (India: Health of the Nation’s States report, 2016). Lifestyle factors, including nutrition, play an important role in the causation of cardiovascular diseases. Nutrition plays an important role in the management of cardiac diseases. Nutrition therapy can modulate cardiac disease in many ways; either by slowing the progression, minimizing the number of drugs required, improving quality of life, or, in some cases helping cure the disease. There is a huge potential for nutrition therapy as an important adjunct to medical therapy in patients with cardiac disease. This cardiac nutrition course will cover evidence-based nutrition management guidelines for various cardiac conditions. You will learn to provide nutrition therapy for dyslipidemia that is an important risk factor for cardiac diseases. You will also learn the nutritional management of hypertension, which is another major condition in the community and a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. By the end of this course, you will have understood the principles underlying the use of nutrition therapy in the prevention and management of cardiac diseases.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Gastrointestinal Nutrition

Nutrition plays a significant part in gastroenterology. Assimilation of nutrients involves a major section of the gastrointestinal tract. Management of many digestive tract diseases requires a detailed understanding of nutrition, if optimal outcomes are to be achieved. The course in gastrointestinal nutrition will provide the student with knowledge of nutrition management in patients with disorders of the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and colon, as well as other diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract. You will learn how various GIT disease processes affect nutritional status, how nutritional status affects these disease processes, and how appropriate dietary interventions may lead to improved outcomes with minimization of complications. Nutritional consequences and interventions in various disease states are discussed including acid peptic disease, liver disease, alcoholism, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, pancreatitis, motility disorders, gastrointestinal malignancy, and intestinal failure. This course will benefit both doctors and nutritionists managing gastroenterology cases.

Fellowship Program in Clinical Nutrition with Oncology Nutrition

Fellowship in Oncology Nutrition provides an intensive, evidence-based, self-paced learning program that provides practitioners the latest information on implementing nutrition care in the Oncology ICU. The program provides a balance of background information, current research and practical information of Oncology nutrition. Course outcomes, include, an examination of the management of nutrition support therapy in ventilated, Oncology patients, a n overview of critical illness, its consequences on organ function, treatments, and effects on nutrient metabolism and discussions on the use of Enteral and Parenteral therapy, the benefits and indications for each and an evaluation of the specific issues surrounding selection and supplementation of macronutrients and micronutrients and case studies.

Fellowship Program in Genetic Counseling

Fellowship in Genetic Counseling acquaints students with the core concepts of Human Genetics and understanding of the psychological basis of counseling; so that they can continue their practice with comprehensive knowledge of Genetics; duly prescribing Genetic Tests and interpreting related reports or practice as Genetic Counselors.The last few decades have witnessed an exponential growth in knowledge, catapulting genetics from obscurity to a preeminent place in health-care. New information about causative genes, disease diagnosis and available treatment options for several single gene and complex genetic disorders as well as several birth defects, are now known making disease diagnosis and treatment easier. It is critical that clinicians learn about these developments and incorporate this knowledge into their practice. Each and every patient should be able to benefit from individualized therapy based on their unique genetic makeup; however, this can become a reality only when clinicians are able to comprehend the genetics behind the diseases and syndromes. More importantly the implications of these must be explained to the patients and relatives in a professional and compassionate manner. Such education and counseling accompanying genetic testing is provided by Genetic Counselors in all developed countries; this kind of professional training is being given for the first time in India for clinicians.

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