Acute Malnutrition: improving treatment through research

Course content

 

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Physiology, clinical manifestations and treatment of acute malnutrition

Learning outcome

Students who have taken the course will be able to:

  • Understand the physiology behind severe acute malnutrition and the corresponding clinical manifestations and paraclinical findings.
  • Do clinical examination and make the diagnosis of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.
  • Identify and discuss the research gaps in relation to diagnostic criteria of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.
  • Identify and discuss the research gaps in relation to current food products used for nutritional rehabilitation of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.
  • Be able to engage in a scientific discussion about the most recent research on moderate and severe acute malnutrition, and critically review research.

Lectures, students presentations, workshops and supervision.

ECTS
4 ECTS
Type of assessment
Continuous assessment
Marking scale
completed/not completed
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 50
  • Lectures
  • 35
  • Project work
  • 15
  • English
  • 100