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Curriculum Outline

Nestle Nutrition Institute

Clinical Nutrition Fellowship Curriculum Overview

The following is an overview of the program curriculum or knowledge base for program participants. Each day will include two to three hours of didactic course work, with patient rounding, procedures, reviewing pertinent literature and clinical studies, and nutrition committee meetings making up the remaining five to six hours of daily rotations.

GENERAL NUTRITION 

  • Nutrition Assessment 
  • Indirect Calorimetry 
  • Bioelectrical Impedance 
  • Nutrient Deficiencies 
  • Healthy Eating, Preventative Nutrition 
  • Popular Diets 
  • Sports Nutrition 
  • Nutrition in the Life Cycles 
  • Complementary Alternative Medicine 
  • Ethical Considerations 
  • Hunger and Satiety  

METABOLIC CONDITIONS 

  • Obesity 
  • Hyperlipidemia 
  • Diabetes 
  • Cancer 

NUTRITION DYSFUNCTIONS 

  • Pulmonary Disease 
  • Renal Failure 
  • Liver Disease 
  • Pancreatitis 
  • Sepsis  

GASTROINTESTINAL COMPLICATIONS 

  • Gut Immunology 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
  • Celiac Sprue 
  • Short Bowel Syndrome  

HEALTHCARE ECONOMICS 

  • Pay for Performance 
  • Specialized Nutritional Formulas 
  • Cost Effective Nutrition

ENTERAL NUTRITION 

  • Benefits 
  • Enteral Access Techniques 
  • Assessment and Monitoring 
  • Complications 

PARENTERAL NUTRITION 

  • Patient Selection 
  • Logistics of Order Writing 
  • Assessment and Monitoring 
  • Complications 

SURGICAL NUTRITION 

  • Transplant 
  • Burns 
  • Trauma 
  • Head Injury 
  • Open Abdomen and Fistula 
  • Perioperative Nutrition 
  • Bariatric Surgery 
  • Wound Healing 

CRITICAL GUIDELINES 

  • Target Population 
  • Enteral Guidelines 
  • Parenteral Guidelines 
  • Guideline Comparison 
  • Protocols

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