In this overview course, you will learn the basics of malnutrition, anthropometry and realimentation after food abstinence or reduced food intake in humanitarian aid. Based on case studies, concepts are introduced and you can actively deal with different situations. Almost half a billion people worldwide are malnourished and about half of all infant deaths worldwide are related to severe malnutrition. The term malnutrition encompasses both caloric undernutrition and overnutrition as well as malnutrition of trace elements and vitamins. In this course we first look at the biological basics of energy metabolism and starvation metabolism in order to build on this to understand the clinical manifestations and long-term consequences of malnutrition and to be able to derive the right conclusions for nutrition therapy and sustainable food security.
The course language is English and the training from 10:00 to 17:15 includes regular breaks.
energy metabolism, role of proteins and micronutrients
protein-energy and micronutrient deficiency
chronic and acute severe malnutrition in children and adults
individual clinical signs and methods of anthropometry and nutritional epidemiology
community based or hospital based management of malnutrition
realimentation, refeeding syndrome, ready-to-use therapeutic food
the role of food security, food safety, food sovereignty, supplementation und biodiversity
calculation of nutritional value and rations (nutval)
People interested in and young professionals in the field of humanitarian action
People with work experiece in the humanitarian action or nutrition councelling with little knowlege in malnutrition
Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Gardemann, Head of Centre of Competence for Humanitarian Action, Münster University of Applied Sciences
Joachim Gardemann is medical doctor, consultant in paediatrics, consultant in public health medicine and master of public health. Since 1994 he is volunteering as medical officer in the Emergency Response Units (ERU) of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (IFRC and ICRC).
12.3.2021 - 12.3.2021
5 hours of training
Maximum of 25 attendees
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