Medical nutrition therapy 323

Module code MNX 323
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Module content

Relationships between obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and concomitant health risks. Aetiology, pathophysiology and manifestation(s) of type 1 and type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, gestational diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance; principles and practices of medical nutrition therapy of diabetes mellitus integrated with medical/pharmacological treatment; dietary treatment/prevention of complications; dietary adaptations when exercising and lifestyle/behaviour modification. Aetiology and clinical manifestations of cardiovascular; principles and practices of medical nutrition therapy in CVD. Congenital heart disease and special problems related to children with congenital heart disease. Aetiology and clinical manifestation(s) of renal disease conditions; principles and practices of medical nutrition therapy in renal conditions (nephritic syndrome, nephrotic syndrome, acute and chronic renal failure, nephrolithiasis). Nutrient-drug interactions. Appropriate practical assignments and case studies.

Module credits 28.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites 3rd-year status and MNX 310.
Contact time 2 discussion classes per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Human Nutrition
Period of presentation Semester 2

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