Academic Catalog

Nutrition and Dietetics (7760)

7760:500. Nutrition Communication & Education Skills. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Theory and development of communication and education skills essential to dietetics practice; interpersonal communication; interviewing; nutrition counseling, education techniques, media and current technology.

7760:503. Advanced Food Preparation. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission. Study of advanced techniques of food preparation. Introduction to and interpretation of classical and foreign cuisines. Emphasis on individualized experience, skill development and evaluation of procedures and results.

7760:513. Food Systems Managment II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate program or permission of the instructor. Advanced concepts in management of dietetic service systems relating to achievement of nutritional care goals.

7760:524. Nutrition in Life Cycle. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Study of the physiological basis for nutritional requirements; interrelating factors which affect growth, development, maturation and nutritional status from conception through the elderly years.

7760:526. Human Nutrition. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate program or permission from the instructor. Corequisites: 543. Application of principles of nutrition, metabolism and assessment. Analysis and interpretation of current literature.

7760:528. Nutrition in Medical Science II. (5 Credits)

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate program or permission of instructor. Emphasizing nutritional implications of more complex metabolic and pathological conditions as well as nutrition support strategies.

7760:529. Nutrition in Medical Sciences II Clinical. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to CP Program. Corequisite: 528. Clinical experience in hospitals; application of principles of nutritional care.

7760:543. Nutrition Assessment. (3 Credits)

Corequisites: 7760:526. Application of principles of nutrition and assessment. Analysis and interpretation of current literature. Open to dietetics majors only.

7760:544. Nutrition in Medical Science Long Term Care ? Clinical. (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: CP Graduate students only. Clinical experiences in long term care facilities for application of principles of nutritional care.

7760:570. Food Industry: Analysis & Field Study. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission. Role of technology in extending the food supply. Chemical, physical and biological effects of processing and storage, on-site tours of processing plants.

7760:574. Cultural Dimensions of Food. (3 Credits)

An examination of cultural, geographical and historical influences on development of food habits. Emphasis on evolution of diets; effects of religion, education, gender roles, media.

7760:576. Developments in Food Science. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission. Advanced study of the chemistry and physics of food components affecting characteristics of foods. Critical evaluation of current basic and applied research emphasized.

7760:580. Community Nutrition I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Corequisite: 581. Socio-cultural aspects of community assessment, program implementation and evaluation, and rationales for nutrition services.

7760:581. Community Nutrition I-Clinical. (1 Credit)

Corequisite: 7760:580. Field placement in area agencies offering nutrition services. Study of the agency's goals, organization, and philosophy of nutritional care. Credit/noncredit.

7760:582. Community Nutrition II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 7760:580 (7760:581 for CP student only). Corequisite: 7760:583 for CP student only. This course will focus on managing nutrition services for productivity (economic, community and labor resources, and evaluation), and educating the dietitians' "various publics" about nutrition.

7760:583. Community Nutrition II-Clinical. (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: (CP students only) 7760:581. Corequisite: 7760:582. Field placement in area agencies offering nutrition services. Study of the agency's goals, organization, and philosophy of nutritional care. Credit/noncredit.

7760:585. Seminar in Health Professions. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration and evaluation of current developments in selected areas.

7760:587. Sports Nutrition. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. In-depth study of energy metabolism and utilization before, during and after exercise. Factors affecting nutrient needs and peak performance of different athletic populations are emphasized.

7760:588. Practicum in Dietetics. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: approval of advisor/instructor. Practical experience in application of the principals of nutrition.

7760:589. Professional Preparation for Dietetics. (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: open to those dietetics students in the Didactic Program or Graduate program who plan to apply for a Dietetic Internship. Historical aspects of dietetics and where the profession is going. Specialty areas of dietetic practice are explored. Students prepare the application for dietetic internship.

7760:593. Nutrition for Athletes. (3 Credits)

Study of metabolism before, during, and after exercise. Factors affecting nutrient needs and peak performance of different athletic populations are emphasized.

7760:604. Orientation to Graduate Studies in Health Professions. (1 Credit)

Introduction to the concepts and processes necessary for graduate study in health professions.

7760:610. Food Systems Management. (3 Credits)

Theoretical concepts in the management of dietetic food service systems, and application of principles and procedures to achieve nutritional goals.

7760:616. Clinical Nutrition. (3 Credits)

Study of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and its relationship to metabolic and pathological conditions, as well as nutrition support strategies.

7760:624. Advanced Human Nutrition I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: undergraduate or graduate-level courses in nutrition and biochemistry. In-depth study of human nutrition emphasizing metabolism physiological functions, and interrelationships of carbohydrate, protein and lipids and the determinants of human energy requirements.

7760:625. Advanced Human Nutrition II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 7760:624 or equivalent. In-depth study of human nutrition with and emphasis in the utilization, physiological functions and interrelationships of vitamins and minerals.

7760:680. Current Issues in Nutrition. (3 Credits)

Study of current issues in the field of nutrition science. Each semester that it is offered, this course will explore a specific issue relevant to current research and practice in the field of nutrition as it relates to biology, immunology, applied nutrition, and epidemiology.

7760:685. Research Methods in Health Professions. (3 Credits)

A study of health sciences research methods emphasizing concept and theory development, quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

7760:688. Practicum in Nutrition and Dietetics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor/instructor. A minimum of 150 hours of supervised experience in an approved community setting to acquire skills related to area of specialization.

7760:690. Thesis Research/Reading. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of thesis advisor. Supervised reading and research related to approved thesis topic. May be repeated once.

7760:694. Masters Project. (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor. The development, implementation and evaluation of a community-based supervised project which makes a significant contribution to the field and may lead to publication.

7760:696. Individual Investigation in Nutrition and Dietetics. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor. Individual Investigation and analysis of a specific topic in student's area of specialization of interest under direction of a faculty advisor.

7760:699. Masters Thesis in Health Professions. (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of advisor. Supervised research in a specialized area of the health profession which makes a contribution to the field and may lead to publication.