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N231A_Syllabus_Spring_09_1 - VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL...

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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING N231A Introduction to Nutrition SPRING 2009 GENERAL INFORMATION A. Course Number and Title : N231A Introduction to Nutrition B. Credit: 2 semester hours C. Class Time: Wednesday, 4:10-6 p.m., Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Annex 155 D. Course Description: This course is designed to assist the student in building a foundation of knowledge which may be used to evaluate nutrition information from varied sources. Nutrition research will be integrated with the basic principles of digestion and absorption, the role of specific nutrients in health and illness, and the role of nutrition throughout the lifespan. Topics of interest to be addressed will include nutrition and physical fitness; regulation of body weight and energy balance; the role of vitamins and minerals in health and disease prevention; and fundamentals of a healthful, varied diet through the lifespan. A background in basic sciences is helpful in this course, but not essential. E. Course Faculty Course Coordinators/Instructors : Jamie Pope, MS, RD, LDN* 345 Frist Hall Home: 615-373-1679 E-mail: [email protected] Office hours by appointment Bettina Engh, ACNP, MSN, RN, RD, LDN ** 345 Frist Hall Home: 615-504-8503 E-mail: [email protected] Office hours by appointment Teaching Assistants : *Anne Laura Burks, MS,RD E-mail: [email protected] **Jessica Landsgesell, RD E-mail: [email protected] Kristie Koerner, BA E-mail: [email protected] * Pope and Burks: Contact for students with last names beginning with A-L ** Engh and Landsgesell: Contact for students with last names beginning with M-Z Secretary : Phronietta Kendrick 339 Frist Hall 322-2815 (voice mail) E-mail: [email protected]
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II. COURSE OBJECTIVES By the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to: 1. Identify the basic principles and essential components of nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention. 2. Identify the psychosocial and economic factors and developmental stages that health professionals need to consider when making recommendations affecting the maintenance of adequate nutrition. 3. Identify the role of nutrition in the restoration of health in selected diseases. 4. Identify some milestones of research that support the currently recommended nutrition practices for health promotion and disease prevention. 5. Describe the roles of professionals in the promotion of sound nutritional health. III. COURSE REQUIREMENTS A. Learning Experiences : Lectures, required readings, review of nutrition-related websites, class discussions, in-class worksheets/assessments, guest lectures, and Diet Analysis and Nutrition in the News Projects.
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