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Diet and nutrition in chronic disease pathways34591/4115/1819/1/25
Study guide

Diet and nutrition in chronic disease pathways

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 84,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2018 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Lecture24,00 hours
Self-study48,00 hours
Supervised independent work12,00 hours
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
Languages: English
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).

Final objectives

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

interactive lecture
Guided self-study:
exercise, case

This course unit supports the possibility of implementation of international guest speakers and/ or visits in an international context.

Study guidance

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.

Study costs

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.

Key words

Mechanisms of disease
Cardiovascular system