Course code Medi6012

Credit points 2

Diet Therapy in Acute and Chronic Diseases

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Responsible UnitFaculty of Food Technology

Course abstract

The objective of the study course is to introduce students with scientific-based skills of planning and creating clinical diets. Students will be trained in practice to make recommendations for diet for individuals in various clinical situations, to compose individual diet. The course is based on making practical skills, clinical case analysis and interactive discussion.

Compulsory reading

1. Mahan L.K., Escott-Stump S. Krause's food and nutrition therapy. 12th Edition, Saunders Elsevier, 2008.
2. Mann J., Truswell A.S. Essentials of human nutrition. Oxford University Press, 2007.
3. Sobotka L. Basics in clinical nutrition. Galen, 2004.
4. Stanner S. Cardiovascular disease: Diet, Nutrition and Emerging Risk Factors. Blackwell Publishing. 2005.

Further reading

1. Pender F. Clinical cases in dietetics. Blackwell Publishing. 2008.
2. Zariņš Z., Neimane L. Uztura mācība. Rasa ABC, 2002
3. Danilāns A. Gastroenteroloģija. Nacionālais apgāds. 2005.
4. Vaugan J.G. , Judd P.A. The Oxford book of health foods. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Periodicals and other sources

1. International Journal DEvoted to Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
2. European Journal of Nutrition
3. American Journal of Nutrition
4. British Journal of Nutrition