The course aims to provide you with a knowledge and skill base in the fundamental nutritional science. Specifically we aim to:
1. enable you to explain the impact of human nutrition on the immune system and on diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, IBD, allergy, cancer and Alzheimer.
2. enable you to offer scientifically based opinions on clinical nutrition issues and controversies
3. enable you to assimilate and communicate the results of nutritional scientific research.
4. enable you to apply research philosophy and techniques to advance knowledge and understanding by creating and testing hypotheses through library based research.
5. provide a independent and collaborative learning environment that is informed by the academic/research background and professional experience of the staff.
6. develop analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
Every week, in a Wednesday morning session there will be lectures on recent advances in nutrition therapies for a specific disease categorywith 2 experts in this field. Moreover, you will participate in a project group work, in which for example you will first design a clinical nutritional product and later prepare a clinical trial to test this product.
This course focuses on specialized clinical nutrition and its application in prevention and disease management and prepares graduate students for practice in later clinical, consulting and industry settings. The course module studies how disease processes may lead to changed nutritional requirements and/of deficiencies in acute and chronic illness. Furthermore, it examines the recent advances in specific nutrition therapies for several disease categories. As the field of nutritional sciences continues to be changing and develops at a rapid speed the key skills to interpret and critically evaluate current literature are integral to this module.