The project started in September 2015:
„Improvement of Education and Competences in Dietetics"IMPECD
This European project aims to improve the quality and relevance of dietetic bachelor programs in Europe. Based on a unified Dietetic Care Process (DCP) students can train on ten different virtual patients to practice dietetics as well as transversal skills like clinical reasoning, problem solving, collaborative and interdisciplinary working. The developed product (Massive Open Online Course = MOOC) can be used by professionals too, and supports Lifelong Long Learning throughout Europe.
- unify the framework Dietetic Care Process (DCP)
- produce a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), free for use
- implement two Intensive Study Programs (ISP) to test the MOOC and evaluate the materials
- set up a syllabus and implementation guidelines to disseminate the results
- improving quality and relevance of dietetic higher education in Europe
- improving key competences including English language, digital competences, knowledge and understanding of dietetics, dietetic process as well as professional reasoning
- building professional relationships, autonomy and accountability
- research and development in dietetics and thereby increasing employability
- support discussions concerning a dietetic standardized language
- support Life Long Learning for dietitians
Local project manager and contact
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Luzia Valentini
Dierctor: Neubrandenburg Institute of Evidence-based Dietetics (NIED)
University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg,
Brodaer Str. 2
Room: 328-2 - House 3
Fon: +49 395 5693 - 2512
The project started in May 2015:
"IC-BASAROTs: New Practice Method for More Accurate Bedside Assessment of Individual Energy Expenditure"
In general the energy expenditure will be determined with formula of thumps (for example: 25 kcal/kg bodyweight). Sex, age and BMI are not considered in this case. Thus, the energy expenditure are often overestimated and underestimated, particular in elderly, overweight and underweight patients. Therefore it is important to develop a bedside tool to determine the daily energy requirement in practice. 2004 were published the first BMI, aged and sex adapted rule of thumps, they call BASAROTs (BMI Age Sex Adjusted Rule Of Thumbs).
The intention of this trial is the arithmetical transformation into a bedside tool (IC-BASAROTS) to estimate energy requirements in dietary practice.
A poster about the can be found IC-BASAROTs here.
Participating study centres
- Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Medical Clinic for Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine: Dr. Ulf Elbelt, Berlin, Germany
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer Klinikum Neubrandenburg, Klinik for Geriatrics, Rehabilitation and Palliative Medicine: Dr. med Dipl. oec. med. J.- P. Keil, Neubrandenburg, Germany
- Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Department Ecotrophology: Prof. Dr. Kathrin Kohlenberg-Müller, Fulda, Germany
- St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Programme Dietetics: FH-Prof. Gabriele Karner, MBA, St. Pölten, Austria
- Profil Institut for Metabolic Research: PD. Dr. Plum-Mörschel, Neuss & Mainz, Germany
- Technical University of Munich, Competence Network Obesity: Dr. Christina Holzapfel, Munich, Germany
- University Hospital Basel, Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetology & Metabolism: Dr. clin. nutr. Caroline Kiss, Basel, Switzerland
- Leipzig University - Medical Center, IFB Adiposity Diseases: Dr. rer. nat. Tatjana Schütz, Leipzig, Germany