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CODE 66510
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of the symptom of dysphagia, with particular reference to nutritional aspects

Knowledge of the IDDSI framework document

Knowledge of the rheological and sensory properties of food and the operating methods for the modification of these properties based on the clinical and nutritional needs of the patient (e.g. change in consistency, color etc.);  "practical" laboratory planned

Knowledge of techniques for fortification of foods with modified consistency (malnourished patient)

Ability to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team for the management of dysphagia, especially as regards the nutritional aspect (assessment - diagnosis - intervention - monitoring)

Ability to elaborate a diet with modified consistency based on the level of dysphagia and the patient’s needs (with clinical case execution)

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching is divided into 8 hours of training activities organized in:

 - frontal lesson (about 5-6 hours)

 - practical activity for food consistency (about 1 hour)

 - clinical case study (about 1-2 hours)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Dysphagia: definition, types, nutritional management and role of the dietitian

The physical/rheological properties of foods (with particular reference to international standardization for IDDSI consistency); the sensory properties of foods

Practical processing of modified-consistency diet (e.g. liquid, creamy, solid-soft): permitted and prohibited foods, operating instructions for changing the consistency

The diet with modified consistency in the malnourished patient or at risk of malnutrition; the fortified meal with modified consistency

Management of diets with modified consistency in hospital catering: practical experience in cook and chill 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Document IDDSI "Internatiol Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative" www.iddsi.org

Position statement ANDID "L'importanza dei pasti ad aumentata densità energetica e proteica nella prevenzione e trattamento della malnutrizione" - S. Vezzosi, S. Agostini, G. Cecchetto, G. Imperio, S. Maccà, M. Tonelli, S. Torsoli, E. Troiano

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIORGIA BODINI (President)

PASQUALE ESPOSITO

ELEONORA MARTINO

GIAN MARCO ROSA

LIVIA PISCIOTTA (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

Class schedule

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EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS


The verification of learning takes place through the only final examination that aims to ascertain the actual acquisition by the student of the expected learning results.

In order to pass the exam and then report a grade of not less than 18/30, the student must demonstrate that they know:

  • the symptom of dysphagia, with particular reference to nutritional aspects
  • the IDDSI Framework Document
  • the rheological and sensory properties of food and the operating methods for the modification of these properties on the basis of the clinical and nutritional needs of the patient (e.g. change in consistency, colour, etc.)
  • techniques for fortification of foods with modified consistency (malnourished patient)

They must also be able to: 

  • collaborate within a multidisciplinary team for the management of dysphagia, especially as regards the nutritional aspect (assessment - diagnosis - intervention - nutritional monitoring)
  • elaborate a diet with modified consistency based on the level of dysphagia and the patient’s needs 

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
15/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
15/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
12/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
12/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
26/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
03/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
03/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
01/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
01/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
29/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
29/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

The slides of the lessons and the clinical cases will be made available to the students.