This learning program is designed to introduce you to different aspects of nutrition. The program begins with a brief overview of the essentials of nutrition. You will also learn about the need for dietary supplements.
Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to::
Understand the role of nutrition in maintaining health and preventing disease.
Discuss different dietary supplements and regulations pertaining to the sale of dietary supplements.
Identify the prophylactic nutrition options that may be offered to specific age populations and identify the medical conditions for which therapeutic nutrition may be used.
Understand the role of nutrition in cancer prevention as well as its role during and after cancer diagnosis.
Learn how nutrients and supplements can interact and cause unwanted effects.
Understand a pharmacist’s role as a medication expert and learn how they can help optimize patient care to enable a sustainable health system.
Overview: role of nutrition
Nutritional requirements during infancy and childhood
Nutritional requirements during adolescence and early adulthood
Nutritional requirements during middle age and old age
Role of nutrition in pregnancy
Dietary supplements and types
What are dietary supplements?
Nutrition imbalances and micronutrient deficiency
Health consequences of over nutrition
Regulation of dietary supplements
Labelling requirements for dietary supplements
Foods for special dietary uses (FSDU)
Foods for special medical purposes
Nutrition prophylaxis and therapy
Understanding prophylactic and therapeutic nutrition
Nutrition in cancer: from bedside to homecare
Cancer types and incidences in India
Cancer diagnosis and medical treatment
Nutrition in cancer
Nutrition implications of cancer
Nutrition care of adults
Goals of nutrition care
Nutrition screening and risk assessment
Nutritional needs of cancer patients
Cancer treatment and nutritional implications
Management of nutrition impact symptoms
Nutrition management strategies
Management of chemotherapy-induced side-effects
Management of anorexia-cachexia syndrome
Nutrition during palliative therapy
Nutrition care of children
The essentials of nutrient-drug interaction
Common nutrient-drug interactions
Adverse drug reactions (ADRS)
Role of pharmacists
Choice of right supplements
Promoting safe use of dietary supplements
Self-assessment parameters to promote safe use of medicines