CLINICAL NUTRITION AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT - 2017/8
Module code: BMSM010
School of Biosciences and Medicine
LIVINGSTONE C Dr (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Lecture Hours: 25
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Prerequisites / Co-requisites
This module aims to give participants an understanding of the way malnutrition and disease influence body composition, metabolism and function especially of the gut, and nutritional demands. It will critically review the methods of nutrient delivery in a clinical setting, their effectiveness and limitations. It will also cover novel areas of nutrition support such as immunonutrition as well as organisational and ethical aspects of nutritional support.
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Some or all of the following topics
Nutritional assessment in the clinical setting
Assessment of clinical and functional metabolic state; assessment of gastrointestinal function in health and disease; effect of functional state on nutritional status; nutrition and immune status; effect of status on clinical outcomes
Metabolic stress: anorexia and starvation, injury, infection, burns, surgery, etc.
The gastrointestinal tract in the inflammatory state
Nutritional requirements and metabolic stress: macronutrients and micronutrients
Special clinical situations: nutritional and biochemical aspects of inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, alcoholism, renal disease, diabetes, cancer cachexia, stroke, multiple organ failure (in the ITU setting), malabsorption, anorexia and bulimia etc.
General principles of nutritional support: routes of support; including food, oral nutritional supplements (ONS), enteral nutrition (EN); appropriate use of parenteral nutrition (PN); peripheral PN; home PN and home enteral tube feeding (HETF), percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding, complications of PN; refeeding syndrome; paediatric nutritional support
Benefits of nutritional support
Novel substrates, functional foods, immunonutrition
Common myths in clinical nutrition
Nutritional support teams: roles and dynamics
Ethical issues: case studies
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to be aligned with the descriptor for qualification at level 7 in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) produced by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)
The teaching strategy is designed to give the insight into key aspects of clinical nutrition, in particular topics of current interest in the filed. The content is intended to stimulate thinking abiut the topics.
The learning and teaching methods include:
Lectures (9am to 6pm during three day module)
Workshops (these may be included at the lecturer’s discretion)
Journal club (the lectures usually include discussion of scientific papers)
Class discussions (5-10 minutes following each lecture)
Pre-course reading (this is circulated to students before the module)
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they have met the learning outcomes.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Coursework: a range of subject areas will be assessed, demonstrating learning outcomes across the range for the module.
Students are required to submit electronically on a set deadline two months following the module.
In order to complete the assessments students will, as a starting point, require to demonstrate knowledge obtained from the course material and reading. The essays will also require students to discuss and reflect on the material. Coursework essays are expected to be well researched and referenced.
Formative assessment and feedback
Students will receive feedback electronically in SurreyLearn and Module Organisers will be available for further discussion if necessary.
Reading list for CLINICAL NUTRITION AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/bmsm010
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.