Surgical Metabolism (SURG5012)
UNIT OF STUDY
The aims of the unit are for the student to acquire knowledge of nutrition in surgery and to understand adaptive response of the body to stress, trauma and sepsis. By the end of the unit the student will become competent in providing enteral and parenteral nutritional therapy to metabolically compromised patients.
Content includes Nutrition assessment, Surgical Complications in Malnourished, Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, Complications in Obesity, Obesity and Surgery, Short Bowel Syndrome and Enterocutaneous fistula.
Reading materials will be posted online prior to the sessions.
Further unit of study information
Online (limit 35 students)
Reading materials will be posted online prior to the sessions
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.