PhilSPEN Online Journal of Clinical Nutrition

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL NUTRITION (MSCN)

The hospital based master of science course in clinical nutritionIn was developed in response to the need to develop more workers in the field of clinical nutrition (hospital setting). The clinical nutrition section of St. Luke's Medical Center and the Philippine Women's University went into partnership to establish the Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition whose main goal was to develop the following specialists: clinical nutrition support dietitian, clinical nutrition support nurse, clinical nutrition support pharmacist, and clinical nutrition support physician. Other graduates from other courses who are working in the medical nutrition industry or nutrition support care systems can also apply in the program.

The Philippine Women's University
  • School of Nutrition: 3F Malvar Wing, 1743 Taft Avenue, Manila 1004, Philippines
  • Contact Details:
    • Inquiries: (632)5268421 local 127
    • Admission: (632)339216
    • Registrar: (632)5242611
    • Web Site: http://www.pwu.edu.ph

     

MSCN Subjects

Subjects Description | Units | Resources

 
  • Basic Course:
  • Major Course:
    • MSCN 622 Nutrition Research
    • MSCN 624 Nutritional Epidemiology
    • MSCN 619 Clinical Nutrition 1
    • MSCN 606 Clinical Nutrition 2
    • MSCN 623 Clinical Nutrition 3
    • MSCN 625 Seminar in Clinical Nutrition
  • Elective (2 courses with at least 1 from outside the department)
  • Residency in Clinical Nutrition
  • Written Comprehensive Examination
  • Thesis Writing

 

   

Human Physiology and Nutritional Biochemistry

The course teaches basic physiology processes in the cell and the different organ systems in the normal and disease states.  It focuses on extra-cellular and intra-cellular processes.  It correlates the physiological processes with the biochemical processes that are simultaneously taking place in the cell and the organ systems of the human body in both the normal and disease states.

Nutritional Epidemiology

The course introduces the student to the causal relationship between the individual’s diet and disease, that certain aspects of diet can influence the occurrence of illnesses and diseases.  It deals not only with diseases due to deficiencies in essential nutrients but also with the etiology of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.

   
   
   
Clinical Nutrition 1
The course discusses how macro and micronutrients are delivered and utilized in the critical set-up.  It includes body composition changes and how these affect nutrient utilization and delivery. 
Clinical Nutrition 2 
The course teaches how to give nutrition support in the critical care set-up.  It discusses glutamine and immuno-nutrients and their role in the body’s capacity to undergo healing and recovery.  It also includes the latest findings in nutrition support among critically ill patients, i.e., insulin or new products that will affect patient care.
Clinical Nutrition 3  
Residency in Clinical Nutrition 
This course provides the student the needed application of principles learned in the different courses through the specialized training in medical nutrition therapy/nutrition support in the hospital and home settings as part of the support team.  The student is expected to complete 150 hours or 19 days of residency.
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Course Title

Nutrition Care Management

No. of Units

3

Course Description: Applies the concepts of nutrition care process in managing specific disease conditions in hospitals and other health care settings. Topics include nutrition assessment diagnosis, nutrition intervention, nutrition support system monitoring and evaluation thru a multi-disciplinary approach.

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Course Title

Nutrition Research

No. of Units

3

Course Description: Provides the students the understanding of research /methodologies and statistical procedures commonly used in nutrition research. Development and research protocols and procedures are undertaken. Criticizing of articles in referred journals are required experiences of the students.

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Course Title

Clinical Biostatistics

No. of Units

3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Medical applications of statistics in term of designing and analyzing clinical trials in medicine nutrition and other allied health sciences.

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Number of Units
Subject (Back)
Basic Course
3
Nutrition Care Management
3
Human Physiology and Nutritional Biochemistry
3
Clinical Biostatistics
9
Total Units
 
Major Course
3
Nutrition Research
3
Nutritional Epidemiology
3
Clinical Nutrition 1
9
Total Units
3
Clinical Nutrition 2
3
Clinical Nutrition 3
3
Seminar in Clinical Nutrition
9
Total Units
6
Elective (2 courses with at least 1 from outside the department)
3
Residency in Clinical Nutrition
Written Comprehensive Examination
6
Thesis Writing
42
Over-all number of units for the whole master's program

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RESOURCES

Critical Care
Critical Care / Cancer
Immunology
Clinical Biostatistics

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