Nutrition: The Joker of Medical Specialities

Nutrition: The Joker of Medical Specialities

So why did we start-off this article by mentioning that Nutrition is a joker medical speciality? Because whether you are a physician, a pharmacist or any other healthcare professional you can get the chance to study it.

Nutrition is becoming very important, we can even say it is becoming a trend. Because of the sedentary lifestyle, we are living in the last decades, people are getting more aware that we all lack a healthy lifestyle. In addition, obesity numbers worldwide are increasing, giving a huge focus to the field as the need to is becoming more crucial every day.

For sure if you are a pharmacist, for example, you will not get to study the exact topics a physician would study for nutrition. In other words, there are general topics that all medical specialities share while studying nutrition. But at the same time differences in curriculums take place as each profession is more specialized in a thing than the other. However, there are certain nutrition courses or diplomas that target multiple healthcare professionals at once.

More into Nutrition Courses 

Let’s get to one of those nutrition courses that target multiple healthcare professionals and introduce you to the topics you are most likely to learn. 

You will get to learn about essential nutrients, nutritional status assessment and how to plan a meal theoretically and practically. In some courses, you can also learn about diabetic nutrition and how to nutritionally manage and feed patients with heart pressure, liver, kidney and digestive system disease. Another two important topics in any nutrition course are kids nutrition and adolescent nutrition. Finally, specific courses focus on the management of obesity and others focus on athlete and sports nutrition. A comprehensive diploma might combine all the previous together.

Studying nutrition for the board of pharmacy specialities exam is another great option you can take advantage of if you are a pharmacist who has a passion for nutrition and wishes to travel or work abroad. In such preparation courses, you would study therapeutics for adult and pediatric nutrition and another non-therapeutics part. In clinical nutrition support pharmacy, you study nutrition and metabolism, clinical foundations of nutrition support and nutrition support of specific states.

Nutrition is also an essential part of veterinary medicine. In dairy cattle nutrition you study topics like gastrointestinal tract physiology, feedstuff classification, grain processing, silage making and ration formulation.

If you are a physician who specializes in clinical nutrition, you can find courses and specialized workshops that aim to help you gain more knowledge when it comes to real-life practice. In these workshops, clinical nutritionists share case scenarios starting from the diagnosis, and ending with the best treatment plan to follow with your patient, in addition to some tips and tricks to help you excel. 

Stay tuned for more upcoming clinical nutrition courses and workshops on CoatConnect.

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