Dietetics and Nutrition

Specific Pathology

Lecture, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

The students
- have a basic knowledge of the pathophysiological changes associated with diseases of the cardiovascular system, the lung, the gastrointestinal tract (mouth/throat, oesophagus, stomach, intestine), the liver and gall bladder, the pancreas and the brain, the haematopoietic and lymphoreticular tissue, the urinary tract (kidney, bladder), the mammary glands and prostate, endocrinology and metabolism and the musculoskeletal system
- are able to integrate the physiological knowledge acquired in practical examples and use their physiological knowledge in dietetic practice
- reflect on their own experiences with health and sickness

Learning outcomes

The students acquire a basic understanding of pharmacology. The "Specific Pathology" lecture provides a systemic discussion of important organ changes with a special focus on clinical correlations. The students are able to understand pathological organ changes in their clinical context and derive appropriate dietetic actions.

The students
- are introduced to the most common pathological organ changes
- develop an understanding of functional disorders
- establish the clinical context
- are able to apply their theoretical knowledge in professional practice
- are able to present the fundamentals of pharmacology and pharmaceutics
- have a basic understanding of the effects/interactions of specific classes of medicinal products and their use in different clinical conditions

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books, journals and relevant current primary literature will be announced by the lecturers at the start of the course or are included in the relevant syllabus.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites

M02, M03, M04, M08, M09

Assessment methods and criteria