Advanced Topics in Nutrition

NUTR 306 - Advanced Topics in Nutrition

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Advanced Topics in Nutrition
Code:                          NUTR 306.
Hours:                         Lec – 2 Hrs.    Lab-0 Hr.    Cln – 0Hr.             Cr. Hr. –2.
Prerequisite:                NUTR 203, 206
Level/Semester :          3rd  level - Spring.
Department offering the course:     Nutrition – Faculty of Health sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course provides knowledge about four subjects. The "Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition" shows the recommendations for every type of feeding, calculations of nutrients ,monitoring of patients and their complications. The "Drug-nutrient interaction" describes the differences between Food-Drug interaction and Drug-Nutrient interaction, gives examples of food and medications and finally summarizes tips to keep in mind. The " functional foods" shows the categories of functional in food from plants and animals. Finally, the Complimentary Alternative Medicine CAM" defines  CAM, mind and body medicine, herbal medicine and acupuncture.

COURSE AIM
The course provides an adequate knowledge regarding different subjects in nutrition. It explains the enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition, functional foods, herbal medicine, acupuncture and drug-nutrient interactions. By the end of this course, students should know in which case the patient needs an enteral or parenteral nutrition and how to calculate the nutrients (energy, proteins, lipids...). They should know also the different types of functional foods and their functions. Finally students should understand the complementary alternative medicine (herbal medicine and acupuncture) and how drug and nutrient interact in the body.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Illustrated lectures using power point data show and white board.
Demonstration using articles..
Group discussion.

LIST OF REFERENCES
Rolfes SR, Pinna K, Whitney E. Understanding normal and clinical nutrition. 8th edition. Australia, United States: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning: 2009.
Mahan K, EscottStump S. Krauses food, nutrition, and diet therapy. 12th edition. Philadelphia, WB saunders , 2008.
www.american journal of clinical nutrition.com
www. Journal of England.com.
www.nutriwatch.org/04Foods/ff.html
www..agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display..
www.National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.gov
www.osufacts.okstate.edu (Oklahoma State university)
www.umm.edu/altmed/herbal-medicine-00351 (University of Maryland Medical Center)