45548 - Applied Dietary Technical Sciences 4

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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

The student will learn on: malnutrition and catabolism, artificial nutrition, macronutrient requirements in artificial nutrition, access routes to the digestive system, access routes to the venous system, the formulas for enteral nutrition, Parenteral Nutrition admixtures, Monitoring and Complications of Artificial Nutrition, Benign Chronic Intestinal Failure; Nutrition Assessment Techniques, Metabolic Balance in Artificial Nutrition

Course contents

Eiopathogenesis and the pathophysiology of fasting and catabolism associated to the presence of disease

Evaluation of the nutritional status

Indications to nutritional support

Basis of enteral and parenteral artificial nutrition in hospitals and at home

Prescribing and monitoring an artificial nutrition program

Chronic benign intestinal failure


Guidelines of the Società Italiana di Nutrizione Artificiale e Metabolismo (SINPE), free download at http://www.sinpe.org/ (all'interno dell'Area Servizi)
Guideliens of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism , free download at http://www.espen.org/
ESPEN recommendations: Definition and Classification of Intestinal Failure, free download at http://www.espen.org/

Teaching methods

Lectures and discussion of clinical cases

Assessment methods

Oral examination and discussion of clinical cases

Teaching tools


Office hours

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