Medical nutrition therapy 310

Modulekode MNX 310
Kwalifikasie Undergraduate
Fakulteit Faculty of Health Sciences

Aetiology and clinical manifestations of under- and over-nutrition/PEM; principles and practices of medical nutrition therapy in under-nutrition/PEM; impact and influence of worm infestation. Relationship between malnutrition and AIDS; role of nutrition in immunity within the context of HIV/AIDS; clinical signs, symptoms and problems associated with HIV/AIDS and guidelines for the alleviation of these symptoms; nutritional related problems of medication used by HIV/AIDS patients. Metabolic response to acute and chronic stress. Principles of special nutritional care, special feeding methods and products required for injured/critically ill patients. Appropriate practical assignments and case studies.

Modulekrediete 9.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites 3rd-year status
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 2 lectures per week for 7 weeks
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Human Nutrition
Period of presentation Semester 1

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