Basics of Diet Therapy

ECTS points:
6

Program:
preddiplomski

Course number:
39772

Course Description

COURSE CONTENT

  • Basic principles of diet therapy
  • Organisation of diet in the hospital
  • Modified diets according to consistency, and other diets related to upper and lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
  • Enteral and parenteral nutrition
  • Modified carbohydrate and fat content in diet for patients with malabsorption
  • Modified energy intake and fat content in diet for patients with gallbladder, pancreatic and liver diseases
  • Modified mineral content and controlled fat content in diet for patients with cardiovascular diseases
  • Modified protein, mineral and fluid content in diet for patients with kidney and urinary system dysfunction
  • Modified energy intake and protein content in diet for patients in acute stress
  • Modified energy intake and protein content in diet for patients with malnutrition (obstructive pulmonary diseases, cancer, HIV)
  • Modified carbohydrate content in diet for patients with diabetes mellitus
  • Modified food intake in diet for patients with allergies and food intolerances
  • Modified intake of micronutrients in diet of patients with osteoporosis

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • define and describe diet for specific disease and condition (noncontagious chronic diseases)
  • explain the role of specific nutrients in different types of diet
  • calculate the nutritional value of the specific diet and make conclusion whether it meets the needs of the patient according to his/hers special needs
  • explain differences between enteral and parenteral nutrition and in which cases is applied such nutrition
  • define the specifity of the diet system in the hospital and in in the ork of the day hospital
  • name basic biochemical parameters important for nutritional assessment, define their reference values and estimate their biological significance

To enrol in this course, the following courses must be completed:

  • Basic of Human Physiology
  • Nutrition II
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Biochemistry 2