Nutritional Pathology and Metabolism

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Nutritional Pathology and Metabolism

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Nutrition and Food Science, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Nursing

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Nutritional Pathology and Metabolism (BSMS307) presents introduction to nutrition related diseases in terms of pathophysiology and treatment, emphasizing dietary modification. It also provides an understanding of the principles and practice of clinical nutrition including nutrition assessment and the development of the nutrition care plan as a component of health care for individuals.
    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:
    Recognize criteria for hospital admission of malnourished individuals
    Perform initial assessment of the severely malnourished individuals
    List the basic nutrients. Differentiate the structure of the micronutrients and macronutrients
    Identify the physiological pathways and functions of the basic nutrients in the human body
    Identify the relative amounts of nutrients required by individuals in different life stages by using the RDA table and the dietary goals
    Identify problems related to dietary practices in hospital and community
    Select appropriate processing and handling practices in order to retain nutrient content of foods and recognize interrelationships among nutrients
    Discuss the scientific rationale for defining nutritional requirements in healthy individuals and populations, with reference to specific conditions such as pregnancy, lactation, and older age.
    Present current evidence for the role of key nutrients in the prevention of chronic diseases.
    Prerequisite course (not obligatory): Human Physiology, Basic Nutrition, Nutritional Biochemistry
    Required Reading:
    Pinna and Whitney. Nutrition & Therapy. Thomson 7th Ed.
    Recommended Reading:
    Rolfes, Pinna and Whitney. Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition. Thomson 8th Ed.

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