Curricular Unit:Code:
Nutrition and Dietetics843NDIE
3MasterPharmaceutical Sciences4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
In accordance with the Dublin it is intended that the student should be able to:
- Identify the components of food, nutritional and non-nutritional and their functions;
- Understand and comment on the importance of diet / nutrition as an integral part of health promotion and disease prevention, and;
- Recognize the different needs and nutritional / dietary restrictions depending on the stage in the life cycle and disease.
Food and Nutrition
1. Adult energy needs. Impact of food choices on satiety and satiety. Appetite regulation.
2. Food in childhood and adolescence. Energy and nutritional needs. Different types of infant feeding formulas.
3. Feeding pregnant and lactating women. Energy and nutritional needs.
4. Food in the elderly. Energy and nutritional needs. The importance of hydration.
5. Obesity. Epidemiology. Causes and consequences. Dietary intervention.
6. Diet and cardiovascular disease risk factors: diabetes, arterial hypertension and dyslipidemia.
7. Care with food in gastro-intestinal disorders.
8. Food, nutrition and osteoarticular changes.
9. Food, nutrition and celiac disease.
10. Feeding in the patient with phenylketonuria.
11. Food, nutrition and cancer. Prevention and phytochemicals.
12. Food Supplements. Food-drug interaction.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Nutrition is critical to achieving and maintaining health, becoming thus one of the bases on which the provision of health care is based. Dietary, a specific area of nutrition / diet, involved not only the curative level in pathology susceptible of improvement through dietary counseling but also the preventative level, in order to intervene as early as possible in the dietary risk factors (more easily modifiable) to prevent the emergence of certain diseases in the population.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The unit has a weekly workload corresponding to a theoretical class (T) and a theoretical-practical (TP).
In regard the development of materials and the cross-shaped units teaching:
- Lectures on all aspects including the syllabus, which will be revisited later in the theoretical and practical class will be treated;
- The theoretical and practical features will essentially be seminars where they will be resumed, analyzed and discussed with students, aspects which have received information on the lecture. Students will conduct research and cross-checking, from situations of group work, field trips, and any other forms of participatory learning, the teacher deems appropriate at the time.
The evaluation will consist of 2 moments of written assessment: theoretical component (80%) and theoretical-practical component (20%).
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Lectures on all aspects including the syllabus regarding Nutrition and Diet therapy in Health and Disease. The theoretical-practical features will essentially seminar where they will be analyzed and discussed with students, aspects related to the body composition’s evaluation and food intake, and still Nutrition and Diet therapy across the life cycle.
- Insel P., Turner R.E., Ross D. 2007. Nutrition. 3th edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
- Silva MR. 2015. Avaliação nutricional e composição corporal. 3ª edição. Edições Universidade Fernando Pessoa. Porto.
- Silva MR. 2015. Alimentação na ginástica: de Pais para Filhos. Federação de Ginástica de Portugal/Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude, I.P. Lisboa.
- Silva MR, Paiva T. 2015. Sono, Nutrição, Ritmo Circadiano, Jet Lag e Desempenho Desportivo. Federação de Ginástica de Portugal/Instituto Português do Desporto e Juventude, I.P. Lisboa.
- Silva, Maria-Raquel G; Bellotto, Maria Luisa. 2015. Nutritional Requirements for Maternal and Newborn Health. Current Women’s Health Reviews: 11: 41-50. DOI:10.2174/157340481101150914201357.