Surgical Metabolism (SURG5012)


The aims of the unit are for the student to acquire knowledge of body composition in health and malnutrition 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 body composition in health and malnutrition; measurement of malnutrition; sequence of stress response; enteral nutrition and parenteral nutrition.

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1x1hr lecture plus 1x2hr tutorial plus 4hr directed study per week


attendance, assignments, open book essay


Current surgical literature - references supplied.

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