The teaching aims to: define the concept of malnutrition in relation to the mechanisms, the nutrients involved and the physiological state provide the theoretical knowledge and learn the executive modalities relating to the main methodologies for the evaluation of the various components of the state of nutrition provide knowledge of the characteristics, functional and health properties of nutrients and the molecules associated with them provide the basics for setting a correct diet based on nutritional/energy needs for the adult, healthy and normal population.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of malnutrition and of nutritional risk. Skills to 1) design and conduct protocols of evaluation of body composition, energy expenditure, food intake and blood/urine examinations, 2) apply strategies of nutritional surveillance in populations according to specific physiological states, 3) interpretate the results of nutritional parameters according to appropriate reference databases Knowledge of the needs of individual nutrients and food sources. Ability to set a balanced diet and to analyze eating habits through specific methodologies. Ability to read and understand the scientific literature Development of the critical capacity to analyze the different types of diets and to keep the knowledge acquired up to date
Lesson period: year
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)