Nutrition plays a major role in healthcare today. The Nutrition LCT has been integrated into the medical school curriculum to train physicians who can effectively provide nutrition care for the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

 

Director:

  • Robert Karch, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP

 

Learning objectives:

  • Utilize the concepts of energy generation, expenditure and storage at the whole body level in physiologic and pathologic states.
  • Students can recognize clinical features associated with vitamin and/or mineral deficiency/toxicity.
  • Students can recognize clinical features associated with protein energy malnutrition (PEM) and anticipate and manage manifestations of Re-feeding Syndrome.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to obtain and record an accurate and comprehensive nutrition history, perform a nutrition-focused physical examination, generate a nutrition-focused problem list and develop broad differential diagnoses.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the assessment of overweight or obese patients, effective behavioral counseling techniques for lifestyle modification and pharmacological, surgical and dietary approaches to obesity treatment.
  • Students will differentiate between the indications for enteral and parenteral nutrition support, as well as the indications for potential delivery routes for each type of nutrition support.