Català Castellano
DEGREE CURRICULUM
NUTRITIONAL STATUS ASSESSMENT
Coordination:
OMS OLIU, GEMMA
Academic year 2019-20
DEGREE CURRICULUM: NUTRITIONAL STATUS ASSESSMENT 2019-20

Subject's general information
Subject nameNUTRITIONAL STATUS ASSESSMENT
Code100640
Semester2nd Q(SEMESTER) CONTINUED EVALUATION
Typology
DegreeCourseCharacterModality
Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics2COMPULSORYAttendance-based
Double bachelor's degree: Degree Physiotherapy and Degree in Human Nutrition and Diethetics2COMPULSORYAttendance-based
Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics2COMPULSORYAttendance-based
Double bachelor's degree: Degree Physiotherapy and Degree in Human Nutrition and Diethetics2COMPULSORYAttendance-based
Course number of credits (ECTS)3
Type of activity, credits, and groups
Activity typePRALABPRAULATEORIA
Number of credits10.81.2
Number of groups632
CoordinationOMS OLIU, GEMMA
DepartmentFOOD TECHNOLOGY
Teaching staffE-mail addressesCredits taught by teacherOffice and hour of attention
CURIÀ SAAD, RICARD JOSEPrcuria@tecal.udl.cat1
OMS OLIU, GEMMAgoms@tecal.udl.cat4,8
RUBIÓ PIQUÉ, LAURAlaurarubio@tecal.udl.cat4
TURMO IBARZ, ANAana.turmo@udl.cat1
Learning objectives

1. To know how to do and interpret the nutritional assessment of an individual at different physiological stages.
2. To know the methods of evaluation of the food intake.
3. To know the anthropometric and biochemical parameters to assess the nutritional status.
4. Acquire practical skills in the methods available to carry out the evaluation of the nutritional status and know how to interpret the results.

Significant competences

1. Design and carry out nutritional status assessment protocols, identifying the factors of nutritional risk.
2. To interpret the nutritional diagnosis, to evaluate the nutritional aspects of a medical history and to make the diet plan of action
3. Express yourself orally and in writing correctly
4. Resolve problems in a reasoned, clear and critical way
5. Show ability of analysis and synthesis

Subject contents

Theoretical content
1. Components of the nutrition assessment. Medical history and physical examination
2. Evaluation of food intake in clinical practice
3. Anthropometric evaluation and body composition of the adult
4. Biochemical markers of the nutritional status
5. Evaluation of energy expenditure and physical activity

Practical seminars
1. Evaluation of the intake using different food surveys
2. Evaluation of the nutritional status in pediatric age group
3. Evaluation of the nutritional state in the elderly
4. Evaluation of the nutritional status of athletes

Methodology

Master classes
These will be done with all the students. They have the purpose of giving an overview of the educational contents related to the specific knowledge of the course, highlighting those aspects that are related to the acquisition of competences, referring to the evaluation of the nutritional status of the individual .

Seminars
The seminars will be held in the classroom and must be carried out in the group that corresponds to each student. They will consist of solving cases of practical cases, searching for information, analysis and discussion, complementing the contents developed in the master classes. The participation and discussion of the students will be stimulated.

Practices
The practices in the laboratory are compulsory, will be done in groups of 2 to 4 students and will take place in the Department of Food Technology in ETSEA or the Campus of Igualada. An individual practice report must be submitted at the scheduled date.
Activities related to the evaluation of the nutritional status of an individual will be carried out:
- Physical, anthropometric and body composition evaluation
- Calculation of dietary intake and energy needs

Development plan

Activity

Objective

Description

Master classes

1-4

Acquisition of knowledge about the different components of the nutritional assessment: physics, dietetics, anthropometrics and biochemistry.

Seminars

1-4

Exhibition, treatment and discussion abou the assessment of nutritional status at different physiological situations

Practices

4

Physical, anthropometric and body composition assessment

Evaluation

The assessment will consist of the weighted average of 3 grades, obtained from the following elements:
1. Lectures (40%)
There will be 2 exams of the theoretical part, with questions of type and short answer.
The average of the qualifications of the written tests I and II must be higher than 5 to do the average with the rest of qualifications. If one of the exams is not approved, the suspended part (<5) will have to be recovered in the second call. On the other hand, the students approved will have the option to raise the grade in the second call. This type of assessment will represent 40% of the final mark and will have to be overcome to do the average with the rest of the activities, seminars and practices.

2. Activities proposed in the seminars (30%)
The mark will be calculated based on the arithmetic average obtained from the qualifications obtained by the student in the different activities proposed in the seminars.

3. Practices (30%)
They will be carried out in groups of 3-4 students and will take place in  the Department of Food Technology or the Campus of Igualada. Activities related to nutritional evaluation will be carried out based on anthropometric techniques. Both the formal aspects, content and especially the discussion of results will be assessed through an individual report (20%). The rest of the note will correspond to the evaluation of the development of the practices (10%).

The student who wishes to do so will be entitled to the single assessment through an exam where the different face-to-face activities (theoretical classes and seminars) will be evaluated. However, it will be an indispensable requirement, the attendance to practices in the established dates.

Bibliography

Books:
- de Girolami DH., Fundamentos de valoración nutricional y composición corporal., Buenos Aires: El Ateneo; 2009.
- Bezares Sarmiento, Vidalma del Rosario. Evaluación del estado de nutrición en el ciclo vital humano (2a. ed.) McGraw Hill; 2014.
- Sirvent Belando, José Enrique; Garrido Chamorro, Raúl Pablo. Valoración Antropométrica De Composición Corporal: Cineantropometría. Editorial: UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE; 2009

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