Nutritional status of human

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A proper assessment of the nutrition of the population, knowledge of the quantity and quality of consumed food, requires assessment of the nutritional status of human. The latter is done by indirect and direct methods. The indirect methods include: consideration of vital statistics, mortality, specific morbidity and specific mortality. Direct methods are: anthropometric measurements (and analysis of a series of anthropometric indexes nutritional status and application of the NCHS standards), clinical examination, biochemical analyses and physiological tests. Anthropology enables the synthesis of the results obtained by the above mentioned methods. Particular emphasis is placed on the anthropometric assessment of nutritional status and display phenotypic variability within and between populations.


Lectures: 20 hours

Seminars: 10 hours

Description of instruction methods: Lectures and seminars

Description of course/module requirements: Seminar presentation and oral exam