Do you know the saying "Let food be your medicine"? It captures exactly what you will learn. As a nutritional assistant, you will master the art of proper technological procedures, know how to prepare food, and use it to improve patients’ health. You will be able to plan an interesting and tasty diet for all ages, health problems and limitations. You will work with doctors, nurses and lead a team of chefs.
A vocational course of nutritional assistant prepares pupils for the profession of nutritional assistant, who is competent to provide specific nursing care, under the professional supervision or guidance of a nutritional therapist or a doctor.
The study is focused on aquiring the basic and special knowledge in the field of nutrition, medical nutrition, basic nursing and health care applied in the prevention and treatment of disease.
Teaching takes place at workplace Merhautova. The study is organised as four-year full-time course with a school-leaving examination-maturita. In the first and second years of study the attention is paid mainly to general education subjects.
From the second year vocational education, which has a theoretical and practical character, is already included. It is implemented in the form of exercises in specialised classrooms (high-technology kitchens) at school, at professional workplaces, and also in the form of professional experience. Teaching takes place in catering facilities with a medical focus, inpatient department and in special professional nutrition and medical nutrition clinics.
Due to the position of the nutritional assistant in the nursing process and its competencies, emphasis is placed on the practical part of teaching process, which includes economic, economical provision and evaluation of food, products and operations.
An important part is also the consolidation of hygienic, safety and aesthetic principles as well as the development of a dining culture.
The professional component of the graduate's profile is characterised by the ability to apply the acquired knowledge and skills to specific cases, which will enable them to apply in the field of:
Secondary Medical School and Higher Vocational
Medical School Brno, Merhautova, State budget institution
613 00 Brno
Phone: +420 545 576 263
602 00 Brno
Phone: +420 543 247 951