Methodologies in nutrition sciences

A.Y. 2018/2019
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/13 MED/13 MED/49
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Provide an overview of the current outlook for the nutritional prevention and therapeutic support for the improvement of human health through the study of foods that have beneficial effects on human health.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Course syllabus
GOALS
Provide an overview of the current outlook for the nutritional prevention and therapeutic support for the improvement of human health through the study of foods that have beneficial effects on human health.

PROGRAM
1) Introduction to diet therapy. Background. The evolution from the use of medicinal plants to nutraceuticals. Functional and innovative foods
2) Diseases and nutrition
Diet therapy in kidney diseases (chronic renal failure)
3) Diseases and nutrition
Diet therapy in kidney diseases (dialysis, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplantation)
4) Diseases and nutrition
Diet therapy in cancer: a) prevention through diet b) nutritional treatment
5) Diseases and nutrition
Diet therapy in diseases of the skeleton
6) Diseases and nutrition
Diet therapy in aging and degenerative diseases
7) Woman and nutrition
Diet therapy of childbearing age, (pregnancy), menopause. Nutritional integration and phytotherapy. Anti-aging, anti-oxidants. Polyphenols in cystitis.
8) Man and nutrition
Diet therapy in: Metabolic syndrome, kidney stones.
9) Child and nutrition
Diet therapy in growth
10) Nutritional supports in sport
Aerobic and anaerobic activities; integration with antioxidants, creatine, arginine, essential fatty acids.

REFERENCE MATERIAL
The material will be provided during the course in the form of slides and handouts. For further information, the following texts are recommended: Manuale di nutrizione clinica e scienze dietetiche applicate. P. Binetti, M. Marcelli, R. Baisi. Società Editrice Universo
Prevenzione e terapia dietetica. E. Del Toma. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore

PREREQUISITES AND EXAMINATION PROCEDURES
No prerequisite is foreseen. Written exam: will be asked to carry out a theme among those treated in class.

TEACHING METHODS
Lectures, exercise on nutritional software and participation in a seminar on a topic covered in class for further study

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Italian

RECOMMENDED PREREQUISITES
Knowledge of the Italian language is recommended
BIO/13 - EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY - University credits: 0
MED/13 - ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM - University credits: 0
MED/49 - FOOD AND DIETETIC SCIENCES - University credits: 0
Lessons: 48 hours