BVKV0421p Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics I - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: -.
Taught partially online.
doc. MUDr. Miroslav Tomíška, CSc. (lecturer)
MUDr. Štěpán Tuček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. MUDr. Miroslav Tomíška, CSc.
Department of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology - Institutions shared with the Faculty Hospital Brno - Adult Age Medicine - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: MVDr. Halina Matějová
Supplier department: Department of Public Health - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Tue 2. 3. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 9. 3. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 16. 3. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 23. 3. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 30. 3. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 6. 4. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 13. 4. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 20. 4. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 27. 4. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 4. 5. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 11. 5. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 18. 5. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 25. 5. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 1. 6. 15:00–18:20 C15/308, Tue 8. 6. 15:00–18:20 C15/308
Prerequisites (in Czech)
BVLV0321p Nutrition therapy && BVLV0321c Nutrition therapy I - exercises
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of instruction in the course of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics is to acquaint students of the Bachelor study programme with various possibilities and ways of nutritional intervention in individuals with nutrition disorders (malnutrition in the wider sense of the word). The curriculum comprises both the problems of undernourishment (protein-energy malnutrition) and problems of hypernutrition, obesity, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome. Also included are the most frequent defects of metabolism. In each of the above-mentioned areas, instruction comprises both a detailed diagnostics of the respective nutrition disorder and the possibilities of its treatment in current clinical practice. At the same time the whole instruction in the course of Clinical Nutrition is oriented towards the practical ways of utilising the knowledge obtained. With regard to undernourishment, stress is laid on the diagnosis of protein-energy malnutrition and on the standard way of evaluation of the degree of severity of this disorder. Basing on this, various forms of nutritional support are taught with emphasis on correct application of artificial nutrition. The study comprises both the various ways of dietary intervention and peroral supplementation with nutrition preparations, and the ways of enteral nutrition delivered into the gastrointestinal tract by means of a probe, as well as parenteral nutrition applied into the vein by infusions. In all cases provision of nutritional support to hospitalised patients in hospital conditions is analysed separately, and so is long-term provision of domestic artificial nutrition in outpatient conditions. A part of the course is formed by monitoring the patient during the administration of artificial nutrition, both with regard to its effect and the possible undesirable effects and complications. With respect to obesity, the curriculum is primarily devoted to the clinically severe disorder with the necessity of intervention by very low calorie diet, or pharmacological or surgical interventions. The set of problems relating to metabolic syndrome and dyslipidemia is taught in its whole extent. Practical instruction at the patient’s bedside is part of the course. The students learn to be capable of examining the nutritional state of a particular patient, to quantify the severity of his/her nutrition disorder and, basing on this, to decide on the respective suitable type of nutritional support. They learn to follow the patient in the course of the support, including patients with artificial nutrition, especially if applied by enteral probe. In these patients the students are capable of monitoring the tolerance to enteral nutrition, its effect, undesirable effects, and complications. The curriculum also includes economic and ethical aspects of nutritional support, understanding of clinical research results, and an outline of possible advances in the near future.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to identify the nutritional problem after graduation, to apply various ways of dietary intervention, their monitoring and evaluation. He will also be able to understand the results of clinical research.
  • 1) Energy metabolism of principal nutrients in healthy individuals during simple fasting and in disease. Basal metabolism. Harris-Benedict equation. Energy balance. Indirect calorimetry, principle of the method, respiratory quotient, interpretation of results. Determination of energy demand of patients in clinical practice. 2) Metabolism of amino acids. The cycle of urea production. Nitrogen balance. Essential and branched-chain amino acids. Glutamine. Arginine. Demand for proteins/amino acids in nutrition in various clinical situations. The relationship between protein and energy demands. 3) Metabolism of fats and saccharides. Saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. The effect of n-6 and n-3 fatty acids on inflammation and blood coagulation. Fatty acids with mean length of chain. Deficit of essential fatty acids. Chylomicrons; LDL, VLDL, and HDL particles in blood circulation. 4) Mineral substances in nutrition: Na, K, Cl, Ca, P, and Mg. Water balance, ion balance, and acid-basic balance. 5) Vitamins in nutrition. Survey, recommended daily doses in patient nutrition. 6) Trace elements in nutrition. Survey, recommended daily doses in patient nutrition. 7) Dietary fibre in nutrition. Survey of the various types of fibre. Short-chain fatty acids. Probiotics and prebiotics. Synbiotics. 8) Hormones and nutrition. Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I). Growth hormone. Anabolic steroids. 9) Malnutrition. Two extreme types of malnutrition: marasmus and protein malnutrition. The concept of protein-energy malnutrition. Deficiency states. 10) Anamnestic methods of detection of malnutrition. Detailed nutrition history. Significance of body mass loss. Questionnaire methods of nutrition intake: 24-hour recall, 3-day prospective record of dietary intake, 7-day record, questionnaire of foodstuff intake frequency. 11) Somatic examination of malnutrition. The principle of anthropometry. Basic anthropometric values determined on the arm, their measurement and interpretation of results. 12) Laboratory methods of determination of nutritional state. Basic metabolic laboratory examinations. Nutritional proteins. Ion and nitrogen waste in urine. 13) Simple models of body composition. Two-compartment model of body composition: body fat mass and non-fat mass. Special methods of examination of body composition: underwater weighing, bioelectrical impedance analysis, examination by means of infrared radiation, body composition densitometry, determination of whole-body content of nitrogen and potassium, double-labelled water examination. 14) Global evaluation of nutritional state. Searching for patients at risk of malnutrition (nutrition screening). Occurrence and significance of protein-energy malnutrition in hospital. 15) Artificial nutrition. General aspects of enteral and parenteral nutrition. Advantages and disadvantages of enteral and parenteral nutrition. Indications and contraindications. 16) Enteral nutrition by means of probes, access ways to gastrointestinal tract. Procedure for introduction of nasogastric and nasojejunal probes. Checking correct position of probe. Performance of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Introduction of nutritional catheter jejunostomy. 17) Survey of pharmaceutical preparations of liquid enteral nutrition. Polymeric and oligomeric preparations. Sipping preparations. Special preparations according to type of disease. Modulated enteral nutrition. immunomodulatory nutrition. 18) Methods of application of enteral probe nutrition. Continuous, intermittent, and bolus nutrition. Gastric and postpyloric nutrition. Principles of administration of enteral probe nutrition; demands for aseptic approach. Rehabilitation of patients with nutritional support. 19) Monitoring of the patient’s condition during enteral probe nutrition. Checking of tolerance to the nutrition administered and assessment of its efficiency. Laboratory monitoring of patients during enteral probe nutrition. 20) Complications of enteral probe nutrition. Intolerance to nutrition. Mechanical complications, especially blockage and unintentional unplugging of probe. Metabolic and infectious complications.
    required literature
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    recommended literature
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  • WILHELM, Zdeněk, Petr BENEŠ, Vladimír BLÁHA, Jiří BONAVENTURA, Miloslav HRONEK, Pavel KOHOUT, Jaromír KOŽOUŠEK, Luboš SOBOTKA, Pavel TĚŠÍNSKÝ, Miroslav TOMIŠKA, Mária VOLEKOVÁ and Zdeněk ZADÁK. Výživa v onkologii. 1st ed. Brno: Institut pro další vzdělávání pracovníků ve zdravotnictví v Brně, 2001. 190 pp. ISBN 80-7013-326-0. info
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The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020.
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