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Course Code: 
FST 2204
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

General dietetic principles and practice; Develop an in-depth understanding of the causes, dietetic management of diseases/ therapeutic role, prevention and dietetic care process of major lifestyle diseases: Obesity and overweight; protein energy malnutrition, diabetes mellitus; coronary heart disease; hypertension; gastrointestinal tract diseases; Therapeutic role and management of other diseases i.e cancer and HIV disease and AIDS; Basic counseling skills and assessment of patients with such disorders.

Learning Outcomes: 

General objective This course is aimed at equipping students with knowledge and skills in how therapeutic diets prevent and influences the disease process of individuals and groups Specific Objectives

  • Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously with individual clients on a one to one basis, assessing needs, providing appropriate therapeutic interventions and facilitating behaviour change.
  • Complement other health professionals in enhancing nutrition as part of the health care team
  • Ability to formulate diets that will alleviate symptoms of the disease, prevent complications and promote health.
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