Geriatric Nutrition

Course Coordinator

ECTS points:
3

Program:
preddiplomski
diplomski

Course number:
53686

Course Description

COURSE CONTENT

  • Theories on aging
  • Functional and somatic changes
  • Nutritional status – malnutrition
  • Nutritional and energy requirements
  • Healthy diet for the elderly
  • Nutrition therapy for some chronic diseases in older age (osteoporosis, sarcopenia)

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • evaluate the diet quality of individual, and nutritive value of menus intended for the organized diet of the elderly
  • design and compose a menu that will enable adequate energy, macro- and micronutrients intake for older adults
  • identify the causes and consequences of malnutrition in the elderly
  • review how physiological changes and chronic diseases affect the nutritional needs of older adults
  • determine the role of certain food components in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases characteristic for the elderly