NNEK23007U Clinical Nutrition and Pathophysiology
The course will focus on the role of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of diseases. The course presents the links between the influence of disease on nutritional status and metabolism of nutrients, nutritional consequences of disease and possibilities for influencing the course of the disease in the individual patient through nutritional therapy.
- Understand the fundamentals of a disease.
- Describe the main influence of a disease on the nutritional status.
- Describe how the course of disease affects individual organs' metabolism of nutrients and their functions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of nutritional principles and their application for disease prevention and management in adult patients.
- Assess the main nutritional requirements during disease or trauma.
- Demonstrate an overview of the most common diseases in a hospital setting.
- Communicate nutritional changes in physiology in disease, with an emphasis on severe disease where the metabolism has changed significantly.
- Analyse a medical history with regard to nutritional aspects.
- Discuss the impact of disease on nutritional needs.
- Compare the different nutritional and diet therapies in disease management.
- Formulate a medical nutritional therapy for a patient.
- Evaluate the efficacy of different nutritional strategies for disease prevention and treatment.
- Work independently and efficiently in teams on a joint project focusing on nutritional aspects of diseases and clinical disorders.
Course literature will be announced at study start on the course’s Absalon page.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Project work
- Study Groups
The students will write a group report with a partially-bound content, with oral feedback from the teacher and peer-review feedback from the fellow students during the course.
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- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examination, 2 hours under invigilation
- Exam registration requirements
At the end of the course, a group-based report must be submitted - including an individual reflection from each group member - and be approved before the written exam.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Same as the ordinary exam.
The registration requirement must be fulfilled no later than 3 weeks before the re-examination.
If ten or fewer students have registered for re-examination, the examination will be changed to an oral examination with 10 minutes preparation and 10 minutes examination.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see ”Learning Outcome”
- Course code
- 7,5 ECTS
- Full Degree Master
- 1 block
- Block 4
- Course capacity
- No restrictions.
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Food, Human Nutrition and Sports
- Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
- Faculty of Science
- Marie Kjær (6-69797e3736374667727b73746f34717b346a71)
- Mahsa Jalili (5-70646b76644371687b76316e7831676e)