85547 - Nutrition in Geriatrics

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

Improving students knowledge and competencies about nutritional aspects in different life periods (differences due to the physiological changing of needs during growth and senescence).
Reflcting about the constant interconnection between nutrition and health status.
Developing abilities in practical application of theese knowledges.

Course contents

Nutritional aspects in different kind of geriatric patients (autonomous/dependent in activity of daily living, with or without motricity impairment). Physiological changing of body composition during senescence will be especially stressed.
We are then going to focus on nutritional evaluation and nutritional needs during typical geriatric illnesses and syndrome, with particular attention to those condition which can seriously modify nutritional habits in terms of quantity and quality.

Teaching methods

Public frontal lectures

Assessment methods

Presence to lectures

Office hours

See the website of Marco Domenicali


Zero hunger Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.