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CODE 67579
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/49
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Clinical nutrition and the role of nutrition in the treatment medical and surgical disorders 

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student must be able to:

- Know the nutritional needs of the healthy person and of the sick individual

-Evaluate the state of nutrition and diagnose malnutrition by defect or excess

-Program a nutritional support and know the indications and contraindications of a complete enteral or parenteral feeding

- Knowing when medical and / or surgical therapy should be combined with adequate diet therapy and what type of diet should be prescribed

- Knowing the differences between the professional figures of preventive and clinical nutrition in Italy in order to create a correct sinergy with MD. 

- Knowing how to treat obesity 

- Knowing how to stratify the patient's cardiovascular risk

- Know how to treat hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia with adequate diet and oral medications available. Know the use of statins, ezetimibe and fibrates and the indications of new PCSK-9 inhibitors, and ATP-citrate-liasis inhibitor

TEACHING METHODS

TEACHING in presence, frontal lessons, attendance is compulsory

ON-LINE TEACHING in SYNCHRONOUS mode in the event of a pandemic emergency

Any Student with documented Specific Learning Disorders (SLD), or with any special needs, shall reach out to the Lecturer(s) and to the dedicated SLD Representative in the Department before class begins, in order to liase and arrange the specific teaching methods and ensure proper achievement of the learning aims and outcomes.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Evaluation of the nutritional status, treatment of protein-energy malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies

Artificial parenteral and enteral nutrition

Diet therapy in internal pathologies, food allergies

Nutritional and pharmacological therapy of obesity. Indications to bariatric surgery

Hypercholesterolemia therapy

Hypertriglyceridemia therapy

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

AA.VV.-Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. McGraw Hill (19th ed., 2015)

LARN V edition 2024

Updated GUIDELINES and POSITION PAPERS of the Italian, European and international SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES 

MANUALE DI DIETISTICA E DIETETICA APPLICATA Borgarelli, Bruzzone, Pisciotta. TAB EDIZIONI vol. 1 e 2

Educational material provided to the student

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

October 2023

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam refers to all integrated course program and will take place in written form. The test consists of a multiple choice quiz series. The quizzes can be represented by short clinical cases or by clinical situations. 4 possible choice options are listed, of which only 1 is correct.

In the event of a pandemic emergency, the exam will be carried out online on the Teams platform. Multiple choice or open-ended questions may be asked

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Verification of learning takes place only through the final exam which aims to ascertain the actual acquisition by the student of the all expected learning outcomes. The final grade is out of thirty and the exam is passed if the student has answered exactly a number of quizzes such as to score at least 18 points. The multiple choice quizzes will cover all the topics covered in class and are prepared to assess the level of knowledge and ascertain the depth of clinical analysis and reasoning skills developed by the student.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Good health and well being
Good health and well being