The relevance of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease -

  1. Screening and Assessment
  2. Disease Prevention
  3. Medical Nutrition Therapy.

KNOWLEDGE:  The student should be able to describe:

SKILLS: The student should be able to:

ATITUDES: The student should consider:


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