This course explore the relation of health with food and eating habits. Malnutrition and diseases of affluence (obesity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, etc), their epidemiology, and prevention. Designing nutritional programs to promote good health and putting forward nutritional recommendations and therapeutic diets for various health conditions. Case studies and student self-reflection will be used to enhance the learning process.
The course will cover the main chronic dieases ( CVD, Diabetes, Renal dieases, gastrointestinal tract, respiratpry, hepatobiliary, hypertenstion and cancer, in addition to in borne error of metabolism, nutrition management in hospitalized patients , major surgery, head and neck traum and major burns and obesity.
The students will practice their nutrition knowledge through case studies ( real case sceinario) from the local hospitals and the community
Krauses: Medical nutrition Therapy