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Nutritional and Dietetics

Code 13688
Year 5
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 3
Workload TP(40H)
Scientific area Ciências Farmacêuticas
Entry requirements -
Mode of delivery Face to face lectures
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes This course unit aims to convey the basic principles of human nutrition and the principles for planning and evaluating the diet of healthy individuals at different life stages and special physiological situations.
At the end of this UC students should be able to:
1. Offering advice on the most common dietary errors and the principles of healthy eating
2. Offering advice on weight loss drugs
3. Analyze the existing evidence on the interest of so-called dietary supplements and functional foods in terms of efficacy, safety and price compared to the ethical drugs
Syllabus 1. Energy needs
2. Common errors in healthy eating and counseling by the pharmacist
3. Common food myths and counseling by the pharmacist
4. Diet therapy in diabetes
5. Ethical drugs for obesity
6. Food supplements
7. Functional Foods
Main Bibliography "Nutrição, Exercício e Saúde" - Pedro Teixeira, Luis Sardinha and Themudo Barata, Ed Lidel 2007
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-03-08

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