Diet and Pathology
Reference DHBIOM00000044
Taught in Majors List Master of Biomedical Sciences
Theory (A) 30.0
Exercises (B) 0.0
Training and projects (C) 0.0
Studytime (D) 150.0
Studypoints (E) 5
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Course included in exam contract
Retake possible in case of permanent evaluation? Yes
Teaching Language Dutch
Lecturer Hans Van Vlierberghe
Department GE01
Key Words

diet and pathogenesis, diet in pathology

Position of the Course

To provide the student with basic knowledge about disease states which are related to the diet, either as cause or as treatment and with the nutritional recommendations in these conditions.


Evaluation of nutrtional situation of the patient.Endocrine disorders, e.g. diabetes; obesity; undernutrition; eating disorders (e.g. anorexia; boulimia); renal diseases; salt restricted diets; liver diseases; gall bladder diseases; gastro-enterological diseases; atherosclerosis; enteral and total parenteral nutrition; food allergy, nutrition in the prevention of cancer, short bowel and intestinal transplantation.

Starting Competences

Having successfully completed the course Human pathogenesis from the bachelor program biomedical sciences and the course Human nutrition science, or having acquired the relevant ending objectives by other means.

Final Competences

  • To have knowledge about the influence of pathology on nutrition.
  • To have knowledge about the influence of nutrition on pathology.
  • To decide autonomously on the value of novel foods/functional food.
  • To discuss in team about food related problems in human pathology.
  • To solve simple food related problems.

Teaching and Learning Material

Syllabus (Dutch) and photocopies (less than 10 euro) available on the Minerva website.


Course Content-Related Study Coaching

through e-mail

Teaching Methods

Classroom lectures;

Evaluation Moments

Evaluation throughout semester as well as during examination period

Evaluation Methods

During examination period: written closed-book exam complemented with oral examination

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