Physiology of nutrition
Learning outcomes of the course unit
1st Dublin's descriptor: understand the bases of physiology of nutrition, apply them to human organism (2nd descriptor), to evaluate simple problems on the topics of the lectures (3rd descriptors), communicate them (4th descriptor) to demonstrate the ability to learn (5th descriptor).
Course contents summary
Digestive tract physiology: functional anatomy and regulation.
Cephalic, oral, gastric and intestinal phases. Liver function.
Central regulation of feeding.
Quantitative and qualitative needs.
Hormonal regulation of energy balance.
Lifestyle and nutrition.
Changes during lifetime.
Feeding-related pathologies: anorexia, metabolic syndrome.
Berne- Levy, Fisiologia, CEA
Monticelli Fisiologia, CEA
Lectures, with visual aids like slides nd texts (books and articles).
Assessment methods and criteria
The minimal threshold to pass the examination will be the ability to critically refer the topics of the course.