Curricular Unit:Code:
Pathology and Therapy Based on a Diet I1080PDI1
3UndergraduateNutrition Sciences6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
LO1. Understand the specific pathological processes related to the different systems of organs, involving aetiology and pathogenesis.
LO2. Understand the morphological changes caused by different pathologies, as well as functional disorders and clinical significance.
LO3. Know the recommendations for dietary therapy and nutritional care for each of the studied pathologies.
LO4. Apply the appropriate therapeutic and nutritional intervention scheme to each of the studied pathologies.
LO5. Analyze information.
LO6. Work with a critical spirit and problem solving.
S1. Obesity: etiopathogenesis, pharmacological therapy, dietary and surgical therapy; metabolic syndrome.
S2. Diabetes mellitus: etiopathogenesis, dietary and pharmacological therapy.
S3. Diseases of eating behavior: diagnostic criteria, complications, treatment goals.
S4. Malnutrition and weight loss: etiopathogenesis; particularities of the elderly patient; nutritional intervention.
S5. Dysplipidemia: etiopathogenesis, pharmacological and dietary therapy.
S6. Hypertension: etiopathogenesis, pharmacological and dietary therapy.
S7. Cardiovascular diseases: etiopathogenesis, complications, nutritional intervention.
S8. Diseases of the digestive system: etiopathogenesis, nutritional intervention.
S9: Resolution and discussion of clinical cases related to each of the studied pathologies.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Syllabus contents nº1 to nº8 aim to reach the learning outcomes nº1 to nº5.
Syllabus content nº9 aims to achieve learning outcomes nº4, nº5 and nº6.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
M1. Expository method (theoretical classes) - designed to organize the information regarding each theme in a hierarchical manner and to foster a critical spirit in clinical nutrition.
M2. Theoretical-practical classes - exposure, analysis and discussion of the syllabus.
M2. Demonstrative and interrogative method (practical classes) - designed to consolidate the knowledge already acquired, through an active participation of the student in the discussion and presentation of clinical cases, in the resolution of practical exercises or in the discussion of scientific articles.
M3. The didactic material of the classes is made available on the e-learning platform.
The theoretical and theoretical-practical components have a weighting of 60% and the practical component has a weighting of 40%.
For the evaluation of the T and TP components, 2 written tests (30% each) will be performed; for the evaluation of the PL component, two written tests will be carried out (20% each).
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
All learning outcomes of the curricular unit 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 underlying learning outcomes nº1 to nº6. The moments of discussion of the work developed will respond to learning outcomes nº4 and nº5, nº6.
1. Fauci, A. S. (2009). Harrison's principles of internal medicine: 17th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. ISBN: 9780071466332.
2. Kumar, V., Abbas, A. K., & Aster, J. C. (2015). Robbins and Cotran pathologic basis of disease: 9th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier/Saunders. ISBN: 9780808924500.
3. Mahan ,K.L. & Raymond, J.L. (2017). Krause's food & nutrition therapy: 14th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.; Edinburgh: Elsevier Saunders. ISBN: 9780323340755.
4. Ross, A. C., Caballero, B. H., Cousins, R. J., Tucker, K. L. & Ziegler, T. R. (2012). Modern nutrition in health and disease: 11th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis. ISBN: 9781605474618.
Obs.: sempre que o docente considere pertinente serão discutidos artigos científicos ou outros manuais relevantes para o programa, constituíndo bibliografia aconselhada.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Ana Sofia Sousa (