Diet Therapy

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Program of the module will include all the aspects of diet therapy – from historical hypotheses to newest scientific findings at this area. Students will adopt and fill up gaps in knowledge about digestive system and preventive and therapeutic use of macronutrients, micronutrients, phytochemicals and zoo chemicals. This program includes theoretical and practical working out of assessment of nutritional status through dietetic and clinical methods and assessment of energy and nutrient requirements via calculations, direct and indirect calorimetry and bioelectrical impendance. Obesity and malnutrition will be discussed extensively in cases of pathophysiology and how to make a nutrition plan for those patients. 

Diet therapy for diseases of exact organs and organ systems will be discussed separately. Students will adopt theoretical and practical knowledge about nutrition in gastrointestinal disease, endocrine diseases, cardiovascular and renal diseases. Food allergy and poisoning will be discussed separately. Students will get acquainted with basic mechanisms of interactions between drugs and nutrients and about clinical nutrition, or more precisely; enteral and parenteral nutrition.