GASNG004 Therapeutic Aspects of Clinical Nutrition

Module Title
GASNG004 Therapeutic Aspects of Clinical Nutrition
Module Value
Term 2
Short Description

This module will introduce students to the evidence on hospital and community malnutrition and the ways in which nutrition support can improve outcome.  This course is designed to facilitate an understanding of the processes which underlie methods of nutrition support in the hospital or community setting.

The topics may include:

  • Digestive physiology and pathophysiology and nutrition status.
  • Formulation of enteral diets.
  • Metabolism of parenteral nutrients.
  • Formulation of parenteral formulae.
  • Routes of feeding patients - parenteral or enteral - access and complications.
  • Nutrition support in hospital and community care settings and organisation of nutrition support teams.
  • Malnutrition in hospitals and the community and nutrition screening and assessment.
  • Paediatric and neonatal enteral and parenteral nutrition.
  • Approaches to measuring energy metabolism in clinical and community settings.
  • Treatments for therapeutic weight reduction - dietary, cognitive, exercise, pharmaceutical and surgical approaches.
Assessment detail
  • Multiple choice question examination (50%)
  • 2,000 word essay from a selection of topics (50%)
  • Presentation of a case-study illustrating some of the principles in the course applied to a real-life clinical situation (formative assessment)
 Module Tutor

Dr George Grimble

Page last modified on 02 oct 14 11:24