|Nutritional Status Assessment II||1080AEN2|
|3||Undergraduate||Nutrition Sciences||4 ects|
|Learning Period:||Language of Instruction:||Total Hours:|
|Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:|
|OA1 - To acquire knowledge and skills required for anthropometric evaluation and body composition assessment of unhealthy populations’ or of subjects presenting special conditions.|
OA2 - To acquire knowledge and skills required for the assessment of nutritional status in clinical practice, specifically undernutrition in hospital setting.
OA3 - To develop a critical spirit and open to change and also develop the ability to work in group.
|CP1 - Anthropometric evaluation and assessment of body composition: Use and interpretation of anthropometric indicators; Anthropometric indicators in population subgroups: hospitalized patients, obese and presenting reduced mobility (older adults, amputees, dwarves); Body composition evaluation in population subgroups: anthropometry, BIA and DEXA.|
CP2 - Nutritional status evaluation in clinical practice (undernutrition in hospital setting): Clinical indicators; Functional indicators; Biochemical analysis; Physical examination focused on nutrition; Anthropometric and body composition indicators; Undernutrition screening and diagnostic tools.
CP3 - Group work.
|Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:|
|CP1 - Anthropometric evaluation and assessment of body composition. Aims to achieve OA1 and OA3.|
CP2 - Nutritional status evaluation in clinical practice (undernutrition in hospital setting. Aims to achieve OA2 and OA3.
CP3 - Group work. Aims to achieve OA3.
|Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):|
|M1 - Use of the e-learning platform to store educational material (support materials developed by the teacher, scientific articles or other free articles and worksheets) available to students.|
M2 - Expository method in theoretical classes.
M3 - Demonstrative and interrogative method in practical classes.
M4 - Autonomous research activities based on development and research issues.
Theoretical component (80% of the final grade):
• 2 summative assessment tests, both weighing 30% of the final grade;
• Group work presentation weighing 20% of the final grade.
• Final grade average must be 9.5 or more.
Practical component (20% of the final grade):
• 1 practical summative assessment test;
• Final grade average must be 9.5 or more.
The minimum percentage of classes' attendance is defined by Pedagogical Regulation.
|Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:|
|M1 - Use of the e-learning platform to store educational material (support materials developed by the teacher, scientific articles or other free articles and worksheets) available to students. To pursuit all OA. M2 - Expository method in theoretical classes. To pursuit all OA. M3 - Demonstrative and interrogative method in practical classes. To pursuit all OA. M4 - Autonomous research activities that will be based on development and research issues. To pursuit all OA. Theoretical classes (expository method): theoretical component is based on the presentation of the topics. It is also intended to develop a critical spirit in assessing nutritional status. Theoretical classes will also be used for the presentation of short seminars on current and important topics within the scope of the course. Practical classes (demonstrative and interrogative method): students contribution will be required. With hands-on activities and intense laboratory work, training will be carried out on handling the equipment, recognizing signs and symptoms related to nutritional status inbalance and choosing the most appropriate methodologies. It is always intended that the Active and interrogative method must prevails, to develop a critical spirit related to the planned contents.|
|• Nieman D. Nutritional Assessment. MacGraw Hill, New York, 2019 (7th edition). ISBN13: 9780078021404|
• Stewart AD et al. International standards for anthropometric assessment. The International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry. Lower Hutt, New Zealand, 2011
• Silva MRG. 2015. Avaliação nutricional e composição corporal – 3ª edição. Edições Universidade Fernando Pessoa. Porto. ISBN 978-989-643-134-1.
• Nestle Nutrition Institute. MNA Mini Nutritional Assessment. 2009. URL: http://www.mna-elderly.com/forms/mini/mna_mini_portuguese.pdf
• Malnutrition Action Group (MAG). THE ‘MUST’ EXPLANATORY BOOKLET. Redditch, UK: BAPEN, 2011. URL: http://www.bapen.org.uk/pdfs/must/must_explan.pdf
• Artigos científicos, ou outra documentação, recomendados pelas docentes com particular relevância para o programa da unidade curricular, passando assim os mesmos a constituírem também bibliografia aconselhada.
|Lecturer (* Responsible):|
|Ana Sofia Sousa (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Rita Guerra (email@example.com)