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Cedar Crest NTR 300 - NTR 300 SYLLABUS

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1 Cedar Crest College NUTRITION PROGRAM Fall 2008 COURSE PLAN COURSE NO: NTR 300 COURSE TITLE: Advanced Nutrition & Metabolism I COURSE DESCRIPTION: An intensive study of functions, digestion/absorption, interrelationships and cellular metabolism of macronutrients, determination of nutrient requirements and assessment of nutritional status, fluid balance and acid/base balance during health, disease and exercise. Topics of current research are explored. CREDITS: 3 CLOCK HOURS/WEEK 3 hours total, 3 hours didactic INSTRUCTOR: Barbara M. Carlson, MA, RD, CDE Phone : 610-606-4666 – extension 4487 Email : [email protected] PREREQUISITES: NTR 210 - Principles of Human Nutrition CHE 217 - Nutritional Biochemistry BIO 117/118 or 217/218 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, II COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1. The student will have a basic knowledge of: A. Exercise physiology - Define exercise physiology terms. - Explain how nutrition impacts exercise and muscular status. B. Evolving methods of assessing health status - Discuss newer methods of assessing health status. 2. The student will have a working knowledge of: A. Public speaking - Gain experience in public speaking. B. Nutrient metabolism. - Explain how macronutrients are metabolized in the body. C. Fluid and electrolyte requirements. - Discuss how the body maintains electrolyte and acid-base balance despite alterations in food/fluid intake. D. Pharmacology: Nutrient-nutrient and drug-nutrient interaction. E. Influence of age, growth, and normal development on nutrition requirements. - Identify how nutrient requirements for macronutrients change during the lifespan. F. Nutrition and metabolism. - Describe (review) the major metabolic pathways for macronutrients. - Discuss the absorption, transport, storage, and metabolism of macronutrients. 3. The student will demonstrate the ability to present an educational session for a group. A. Use current information technologies.2 B. Interpret laboratory parameters relating to nutrition. C. Interpret current research. D. Calculate and interpret nutrient composition of foods. E. Collect pertinent information for comprehensive nutrition assessments. F. Determine nutrient requirements across the lifespan. G. Measure, calculate, and interpret body composition data. REQUIRED TEXT: Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism (5th ed.) by James L. Groff and Sareen S. Gropper. Wadsworth Publishing, 2009. http://newton.nap.edu/books/0309085373/html/ Required reading can be viewed online at this web address. Access to the American Dietetic Association website: Evidence Analysis Library. You must be an ADA member (student). EVALUATION: Assessment of the student's progress is an ongoing process and involves the student as well as the instructor. The stated course objectives serve as the basis for evaluation. All assignments are due on the date scheduled. NO EXCEPTIONS. Two examinations at 100 points each* 200 points Comprehensive final at 150 points* 150 points Current Topic Paper (100) /Presentation (50) 150 points Assignments 100 points TOTAL 600 points If you are late more than two times, or absent more than twice without a doctor’s note, your final numerical grade (on a scale of 1 to 100) will be lowered by 3 points. POINTS GRADE 651+ A 630-650 A- 609-629 B+ 581-608 B 560-580 B- 539-559 C+ 511-538 C 490-510 C- 469-489 D+ 420-466 D Below 420 F TEACHING METHODS: 1. Lecture/teacher-centered discussion 2. Student-centered discussion 3. Concept mapping 4. Student presentations 5. Reading in textbooks, reference books, periodicals, newspapers, journals, Internet 6. Assignments involving researching, organizing information, and writing3 WORK EXPECTED OF THE STUDENT: 1. Students are expected to have read the assignment prior to class and to actively participate in class discussions. 2. Students are responsible for all terms defined in the textbook. 3. Written assignments must be word-processed and completed on 8-1/2" x 11" paper. Spelling, punctuation and grammar will constitute part of the grade for the assignment. One-inch margins and double-spacing is required. Indent for paragraphs. 4. Class attendance is expected. If you must miss a class, a phone call is expected. 5. Assignments are due on the date indicated. NO EXCEPTIONS. 6. You must be present for the tests. There will be no make-up tests. "Your obligations for this course include attendance at the final exam, on the day and time scheduled by the Registrar’s Office. You should not make travel arrangements until the final exam schedule is published; if you must make plans early, you should schedule your travel after the last final exam day." CLASSROOM PROTOCOL Appropriate classroom behavior is implicit in the Cedar Crest honor Code. Such behavior is defined and guided by complete protection for the rights of all students and faculty to a courteous, respectful classroom environment. That environment is free from distractions such as late arrivals, early departures, inappropriate conversations and any other behaviors that might disrupt instruction and/or compromise students’ access to their Cedar Crest College education. Turn off your cells phones prior to entering the classroom. Honor Code: The Cedar Crest Honor Code will prevail at all times. Please verify on each test and assignment that the work done is your own with your SIGNATURE. You are not to consult with ANY OTHER STUDENTS when you are given take-home tests, projects, and assignments. PLAGIARISM or any other form of academic dishonesty will result in no points on the paper/exam on which you plagiarized or cheated. In addition, such an act may result in failing the entire course. Please refer to your customs book for a complete explanation of the Cedar Crest Honor Code. ABSTRACT and CRITIQUE Objectives: Critically evaluate a scientific original (not a review article) research study related to macronutrient for its validity and application to clinical practice. The guidelines we will use for the course follow the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Methodology adopted by the American Dietetic Association. See the ADA Evidence Guide for more information. Guidelines for


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