Studyinfo subject SYK2810A 2021 HØST
SYK2810A Prevention and Treatment of Malnutrition Course description
Normally taught in English. Taught in Norwegian if no English-speaking students are taking the course.
In this course, students will be given an opportunity to specialise in the significance of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of malnutrition. Obesity is an increasing problem among children and adults, while certain groups of the population are also at risk of undernutrition. Students may choose their target group for the course. The focus will be on methods used to map nutritional problems and status, as well as diet, and to propose measures to prevent and/or treat nutritional problems
Required preliminary courses
Admission to the programme.
After completing the course, the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
Knowledge The student
can describe nutritional challenges found in a specific group of Norwegian society, including the scope, risk factors, mapping of symptoms, prevention and dietary treatment
can describe how it is possible to update your own skills in a chosen subject area and how to contribute to developing professional practice
Skills The student
can map dietary intake and use mapping methods to assess nutritional status
can calculate and assess the content of energy and nutrients in a diet and assess its composition in relation to recommended nutrient intake
can reflect on current procedures and methods, and take the initiative to engage in dialogue about the implementation of new knowledge and new work methods
Competence The student
can give practical and adapted diet and lifestyle recommendations to a specific group
can reflect on nursing issues within a chosen subject area
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will follow the basic flipped classroom principles with a combination of online resources in Canvas and (digital) lectures.
Supervised individual written exam
Multiple choice assignment
The assignment can be given in English or Norwegian language.
Permitted exam materials and equipment
One internal and one external examiner will check the questions, and the internal examiner will check the answer papers.
The course overlaps 100% with SYK2810A and SYK2810B.