cod. 1009047

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - First semester
- Roberto TONI
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
8 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
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course unit

Integrated course unit module: HUMAN NUTRITION

Learning objectives

Aim of the course:
Provide general principles of clinical anthropometry, anthropometric evaluation of energy balance, anthropometric parameters mostly used for evaluation of nutrition, metabolic, and cardiovascular disorders

Knowledge and understanding
Basic concepts of anthropometry applied to different nutritional and metabolic conditions, capacity to obtain relevant informations from anthropometric parameters in clinical disorders of nutrition and metabolism

Knowledge and understanding applied
Capacity to recognize and select the correct anthropometric procedure to characterize nutritional and metabolic disturbances

Judgment autonomy
To understand the most widely used anthropometric reference intervals and their modifications in the course of nutritional and metabolic disorders
Capacity to choose the most adequate anthropometric approach to evaluate the constitutional state of a patient in the course of nutritional and metabolic disorders

Communication skills
Capacity to synthesize information and communicate it effectively to specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.

Learning skills
Develop skills and methodology allowing for studying in an autonomous way
Ability to update through consultation of scientific databases


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Course unit content

Principles of body circumferences and plicometry;
-Anthropometric evaluation of body composition and energetic balance;
- Clinical anthropometry in nutrition excess and deficit;
- Anthropometric variables for prevention of cardiovascular risk

Full programme

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Slides and scientific articles provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Teaching will be mainly based on videorecorded material including on-line tests for self-evaluation, uploaded on the Elly platform. Possible frontal tutorials will be included in dependence on the availability of invited distinguished experts

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice test, to be completed within 30 minutes. Success is achieved by values ranging from 18/30 to 30/30.

Other information

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