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Sph-N 401 - Issues in Dietetics
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Issues in Dietetics N401 Class number 6483 Mondays 1 25 2 15 HPER 019 Fall 2011 1 credit Instructor Victoria M Getty M Ed R D Address for mail HPER Building 116 855 1531 e mail vgetty indiana edu Office location 201 Woodlawn House 309 Woodlawn Ave Office hours Mondays 3 00 to 4 00 p m and Thursdays 1 30 3 00 p m or by appointment Sign up on my office door for a specific office appointment during these posted times or contact me for an appointment outside normal office hours Class objectives 1 Students will develop their critical thinking skills and create a personal electronic portfolio that reflects their current academic skills critical thinking skills and future aspirations KR 2 1a 2 Students who intend to become RDs will understand and initiate the dietetic internship application process such students will describe at least three possible career paths within dietetics that interest them and will apply this insight to their search for an appropriate dietetic internship 3 Students will demonstrate an understanding of the governance of dietetics practice as reflected in the ADA Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework and the ADA Code of Ethics and identify some current issues in ethical care in dietetics KR 2 3 4 Students will apply concepts of nutrition education to the development and delivery of a nutrition education resource KR 2 1a 5 Students will develop and defend a public policy position on a current topic relevant to dietetics students will delineate a position on the current state of healthcare reform in the U S KR 2 1b 4 3 6 Students will identify current processes and issues in reimbursement for MNT services KR 4 4a This course addresses ADA FKS in the areas of Science and Evidence Base of Practice Communication Professional Practice Expectations Customer Services and public policy Resources Four other resources will be available to you either on reserve in the HPER library under Getty or via Oncourse 1 Williams A G and K J Hall 2005 Creating Your Career Portfolio At a Glance Guide for Students 3rd edition Pearson Prentice Hall Inc Upper Saddle River NJ 2 Winterfeldt E A M L Bogle L L Ebro 2005 Dietetics Practice and Future Trends 2nd ed Jones and Bartlett Publishers Sudbury MA 3 ADA Job Descriptions Models for the Dietetics Profession 2007 and ADA 2009 Dietetics Compensation and Benefits Survey 4 Ernst J A 2008 Untangling the Nutrition Web in Career Development 3rd edition Order via www nutritioncareers com 708 328 8472 24 prepaid The class webpage can be accessed via Oncourse or directly at http www indiana edu nutrvmg n401 This webpage will hold announcements and provide access to the personal reflection paper due Oct 10 Course Requirements Participation Students are expected to attend class on time and be willing to participate in class discussions and interactions with guests Also included in your participation grade are the following 1 Investigate potential career options in dietetics as an aid in your DI application 2 Follow healthcare in the news for both the nation and the state including developments in health care reform The class will be divided into sets that will report on the following news resources for one week A Familiarize yourselves with healthcare developments via www healthcare gov the US government portal to the 2010 healthcare reform legislation Everyone is to summarize something from this website during your assigned week B Scan daily the Washington Post and the Indianapolis Star The best way to access these papers is via the internet Washington Post http www washingtonpost com Choose Nation and Health areas Within these locations look at national issues Also review the editorials and special reports there may be a commentary regarding politics Indianapolis Star http www starnews com Choose City State and Politics Within these areas look for state issues Each partner is to summarize one of these news sources for your assigned week C Follow healthcare developments via ADA s Eat Right Weekly e newsletter or ADA Times magazine both restricted to ADA members Everyone is to summarize something from one of these resources during your assigned week You will follow the issues for your assigned week Monday through Sunday then objectively summarize the week s activities and provide your opinion clearly noted as your opinion By noon on Monday you ll post your summary and opinion in the Discussion forum set for you in Oncourse So during the course of the semester every student is to post a your week s news summary b one thing you learned from an ADA source c one thing you learned from the healthcare gov website AND d respond to at least one of the messages posted by a classmate On the last day of class we ll discuss what happened over the past few months 3 Pass a food safety certification exam There are a number of acceptable exams but all are available at Ivy Tech s testing center Details will be provided in the class webpage Your work in HPER N321 will prepare you for the exam Projects and Homework Throughout the semester there will be projects and homework assignments that will be completed individually or in groups 1 Develop a personal portfolio You will complete an electronic portfolio which is due by November 28 Details will be provided in class 2 Develop and defend a public policy position statement Students will investigate the pros and cons of a current nutrition related public policy issue First the class will be divided into 6 groups covering a pro and con for each of three current topics CAM for those who have not taken the H350 class a topic in food politics and a topic in food systems Each group will prepare a position paper as follows In general who is for the issue who opposes it Why If there is legislation currently pending on this issue describe it and provide the bill number s You can find legislation via the websites http thomas loc gov federal or http apps nccd cdc gov DNPALeg any state Include in your paper any public policy implications This paper should be about 2 to 3 pages typed double spaced Be sure to cite your sources of information as always Group policy papers are due at the time of your in class debate Each group will debate their position in class Finally each individual student will write a letter of support or opposition to the legislation based on your personal view Be as specific as you can as to the recipient of the letter and be sure to identify yourself SIGN the letter which is due November 14 3 Develop a nutrition


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