PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF NUTRITION IN GASTROENTEROLOGY
cod. 1009051

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor
- Federica GAIANI
Academic discipline
Gastroenterologia (MED/12)
Field
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
Related/supplementary
8 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: -
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

The student will acquire the principal notions about: physiopathology of the digestive system and about mechanisms of absorption and malabsorption, celiac disease, reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease; the student will acquire notions about the characteristics of artificial nutrition especially in these diseases, indications of nutritional supplementation, modalities of enteral and parenteral nutrition.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge about anatomy and physiologiy of the digestive system

Course unit content

1. Digestion and absorption: bases of physiology of the digestive system
2. Malabsorption
a) Definition and main mechanisms
b) Celiac disease: i) bases of physiopathology
ii) clinical presentation
iii) nutrition in celiac disease
3. Inflammatory bowel disease:
a) Bases of physiopathology
b) Clinical presentation
c) Nutritional consequences of IBD
d) Nutrition in IBD: i) what, how and when to supplement
ii) nutrition as therapy (polymeric diet etc.)
4. Reflux disease and peptic disease:
a) Bases of physiopathology
b) Nutrition in reflux- and peptic disease
5. Artificial nutrition:
a) Definitions: enteral and parenteral nutrition
b) Main indications of naso-gastric tube, PEG, PEJ, nutritional jejunostomy, parenteral nutrition
c) Bases of administration of artificial nutrition (how to modulate products and caloric intake)

Full programme

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Bibliography

Human Nutrition, 13th Edition, Eds. C. Geissler & H. Powers, Oxford University Press 2017.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, eventually supplemented by online lessons in case of emergecy context

Assessment methods and criteria

Quiz

Other information

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