HLTH121 Applied Nutrition
Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing: Health
Course Number and TitleHLTH121 Applied Nutrition
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250 minutes
PrerequisitesHLTH120 (C or better)
Other Pertinent InformationNone
Catalog Course DescriptionAfter completing this course the student should be able to discuss metabolic functions and needs of the human body, have a basic knowledge of drugs and nutrition, provide information on feed economics, and understand basic diet therapy.
Required Course Content and Direction
- The scope of this course is to provide an advanced course in Nutrition applying it to the human body and relating nutrition to disease states.
- Understand metabolic functions and needs of the cell and body.
- Provide knowledge of food economics quality to increase purchasing power.
- To give a basic understanding of the use of drug therapy and the interaction possibilities with foods.
- Understand the basics of diet therapy.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Through class presentation, the student must demonstrate a knowledge of the various parts of the cell and the different types of cells. Also the student must know how body needs are determined. Topics include such metabolic processes as: Glycolysis, Citric Acid Cycle, and the Electron Transport Chain.
- The student will study the basic drugs used by patients for control of disease states such as but not limited to: diabetes, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis, and gastrointestinal diseases.
- The student must demonstrate in writing an understanding of family food purchasing and how to increase the nutritional andeconomic value of the food dollar.
- The student must discuss (in writing) the following diets: house, liquid, soft, bland, low and high in fiber, diabetic, low calorie/high calorie, and fat and cholesterol restricted. The discussion must identify foods included in each diet, who the diet is ordered for, why the diet is ordered, when the diet is instituted, the duration of the diet, and indicators to be aware of.
- The student must define hospital procedure for ordering diets: nursing and dietary communication.
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:The required textbook is selected by the full-time faculty teaching this course and is specified in the course format. These details and others will be clarified in the Coarse Format created by each instructor and distributed to each student upon enrollment and attendance in class.
Teaching Methods Employed
- Lecture and seminar discussions.
- Instructional videos.
- Application software is utilized to analyze personal eating habits.
Review/Approval Date - 5/99