Curricular Unit:Code:
Nourishment and Nutrition of Development1080ANDS
2UndergraduateNutrition Sciences6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
OA1. To understand in a systematic and integrated way aspects related to food and nutrition throughout the entire life cycle.
OA2. To understand the determining factors and the food and nutritional needs during pregnancy.
OA3. To understand the determining factors and food and nutritional needs in pediatric age: healthy children and adolescents.
OA4. To understand the determining factors, the food and nutritional needs and the nutritional intervention plan for children and adolescents with pathology.
OA5. To understand the determining factors and the food and nutritional needs in adulthood.
OA6. To nderstand the determining factors and the food and nutritional needs in aging.
OA7. To analyze information.
OA8. Work with a critical spirit in problem solving.
OA9. Group work.
CP1. Pregnancy: biological, food and nutritional specificities.
CP2. Breastfeeding.
CP3. Nutrition of preterm newborns.
CP4. Milk and infant formulas.
CP5. Food Diversification in the 1st year of life.
CP6. Pre-school and school nutrishement.
CP7. Nutrishement during adolescence.
CP8. Protein-energy malnutrition in pediatric age.
CP9. Diabetes mellitus in childhood and adolescence.
CP10. Digestive pathology in pediatric age.
CP11. Metabolic diseases.
CP12. Obesity in pediatric age.
CP13. Food allergies and intolerances in pediatric age.
CP14. Adult: biological, food and nutritional specificities.
CP15. Elderly: biological, food and nutritional specificities.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
CP1 aims to achive OA1, OA2, OA 7-9.
CP 2-8 aims to achive OA1, OA3, OA 7-9.
CP 8-13 aims to achive OA1, OA4, OA 7-9.
CP 14 aims to achive OA1, OA5, OA 7-9.
CP 15 aims to achive OA1, OA6, OA 7-9.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
M1. Expository method (theoretical classes): meant to hierarchically organize the notions regarding each theme and to foster a critical spirit in clinical nutrition.
M2. Theoretical-practical classes: exposure, analysis and discussion of teaching contents and scientific articles.
M3. Demonstrative and interrogative method (practical classes): meant to consolidate the acknowledgments already acquired, through an active participation of the student in the discussion of clinical cases, in the resolution of practical exercises or in the presentation and discussion of scientific articles.
M4. The educational material is available on the e-learning platform.
M5. Participation of external guests.
The theoretical and theoretical-practical component (T and TP) weigh 70% and the practical component (P) weigh 30%.
In the T and TP component there are 2 written assessment tests (35% each); the evaluation of component P includes a written assessment test (30%).
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
All OA will be assessed through continuous assessment. The teaching methodology of lectures and theoretical-practical classes will allow the student to acquire the knowledge and skills towards OA 1-6. The moments of discussion of the work developed in the practical classes will allow to answer the OA7, OA8 and OA9.
1. Mahan, K.L. & Raymond, J.L. (2017). Krause's food & nutrition therapy: 14th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.; Edinburgh: Elsevier Saunders.
2. Insel, P., Ross, D., MacMahon, K. & Bernstein M. (2018). Discovery nutrition: 6th edition. Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Obs.: sempre que o docente considere pertinente serão discutidos artigos científicos ou outros manuais relevantes para o programa, constituíndo bibliografia aconselhada.
Obs.: whenever the teacher considers pertinent, scientific articles or other manuals with relevance to the syllabus will also be discussed which will become recommended bibliography.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Ana Sofia Sousa (
Joana Mendes (
Rita Guerra (