Is found in
- English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Total study time: 84,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2018 ()
Organisation of education
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
- exam contract (to obtain a credit).
- exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: De Henauw Stefaan
Language course: No
Scheduled for: Semester 1
We can motivate why we included this course unit in the study program.
According to the Royal Decree (1997) which regulates the professional qualification and qualification requirements of the Dietetics profession, this course is required.
The Royal Decree explicitly refers to the requirement for training in general and digestive pathophysiology and in dietetics.
More specifically, this course elaborates more in detail a number of pathology topics, with special emphasis on practical and operational knowledge and skills.
The course unit comprises the following parts:
In-depth elaboration of a number of pathologies with very high relevance for dietetic practice (particularly diabetes, liver pathology, malnutrition, renal pathology, obesity and atherosclerotic diseases, cancer, ...).
In addition, this course contains a “capita selecta” focusing on public health nutrition and disease prevention through dietary interventions
Order of enrolment
There are no prerequisites for this course.
The arrangements regarding prerequisites applied for this course unit are in the Faculty’s educational and examination regulations (FOER).
This course unit aims to reach the Learning Outcomes according to the Codex Hoger Onderwijs
Learning outcome 1 Clinical Nutritional Care Provider/Practioner
Programme-level learning outcome 1 Customise nutritional and dietetic intervention strategies based on a systematic assessment process.
Organisation of education
This course unit supports the possibility of implementation of international guest speakers and/ or visits in an international context.
Possible counseling during lessons and by e-mail
Supervision by appointment
Individual oral feedback
Examination methods in case of periodic evaluation during the first examination period
Oral examination with written preparation (100% of the marks)
Examination methods in case of periodic evaluation during the second examination period
Analogous examination methods are organised during the resits
Presence during lessons is necessary.
Cf. EER HoGhent and EER Faculty Education, Health and Social Work
Other study materials
Course material will be available on the electronic learning environment Chamilo at the beginning of the semester.
The cost of the written study material is estimated at around 5 euro.
Other study costs: the real cost will be determined by the costs for printing of additional notes.
Mechanisms of disease