NUTR 434 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy

This course examines selected concepts in pathophysiology including mechanisms of disease causation and disease treatment with focused medical nutrition therapy. The course will begin with foundational aspects of nutritional assessment and diet therapy including nutrition support. Major organ system dysfunction including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, pulmonary, central nervous system and immune processes/metabolic stress will be discussed. Throughout the course, we will use diverse patient-based case studies to illustrate the disease and treatment processes. Through lecture, case studies, assignments and online discussions, students will learn to use logical and critical reasoning to approach complex clinical situations. Students are expected to identify problems and solutions and support their decisions with evidence-based, well-structured arguments.