Medical nutrition therapy 310

Module code MNX 310
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

Introduction to the origin of diseases as a consequence of programmed changes that occur during impaired intrauterine growth and development. Aetiology and clinical manifestations of under-nutrition/PEM; principles and practices of medical nutrition therapy in under-nutrition/PEM; impact and influence of worm infestation. Congenital heart disease and special problems related to children with congenital heart disease. Relationship between malnutrition and Aids; role of nutrition in immunity within the context of HIV/Aids; clinical signs, symptoms and problems associated with Aids and guidelines for the alleviation of these symptoms; nutritional related problems of medication used by Aids patients. Appropriate practical assignments and case studies.

Module credits 9.00
Prerequisites 3rd-year status
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 1 discussion class per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Human Nutrition
Period of presentation Semester 1

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