The University of Georgia
Approved Course


  1. COURSE ID: FDNS 4500/6500

  2. TITLES

  3. Course Title: Medical Nutrition Therapy I
    Course Computer Title: MED NUTR THERAPY I
  4. COURSE DESCRIPTION (must be 50 words or less)

  5. Nutrition practice in the clinical setting using the nutrition care process. Emphasis on enteral and parenteral nutrition, gastrointestinal disease.
  6. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

  7. Graduate students will complete two advanced patient case studies to include a current research literature review describing disease state, nutrition implications of disease, patient nutrition assessment and appropriately designed nutrition intervention. Graduate students will demonstrate use of evidence-based guidelines to make practice decisions which is a required competency in dietetics practice. Students will present case studies to the class in a 30-minute presentation.
  8. GRADING SYSTEM

  9. A-F (Traditional)
  10. CREDIT HOURS AND LECTURE/LAB/DISCUSSION HOURS

  11. FIXED VARIABLE
    Credit Hours 3
    Lecture Hours 3
  12. NON-TRADITIONAL FORMAT(if lecture/lab hours or lecture/discussion hours are fewer than credit hours, please justify)


  13. REPEAT POLICY

  14. Course cannot be repeated for credit
  15. DUPLICATE CREDIT STATEMENT(do not list quarter course IDs)

  16. The course will not be open to students who have credit in the following courses:
  17. REQUIRED PREREQUISITES

  18. PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE COURSES

  19. Undergraduate: FDNS 4100/6100
    Graduate: FDNS 4100/6100 or FDNS 6400
  20. COREQUISITE COURSES

  21. PRIMARY DELIVERY MECHANISM (select only one):

  22. Lecture
  23. COURSE WILL BE OFFERED

  24. Every Year - Fall
  25. EFFECTIVE SEMESTER AND YEAR OF CURRENT VERSION OF COURSE

  26. Spring 2011
  27. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR THE SYLLABUS

  28. COURSE OBJECTIVES OR EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Following completion of the course, the student:
    will describe the nutrition care process and will demonstrate 
    the ability to:
    1) conduct a nutrition screening and assessment; 
    2) interpret dietary intake, body composition, laboratory 
    values, medical history and socioeconomic factors;
    3) select an appropriate nutrition diagnosis;
    4) plan intervention, monitoring and evaluation; and 
    5) use appropriate methods of documentation. Case studies will 
    be used to evaluate this objective.
    
    will be able to describe health care delivery systems in acute 
    and long-term care facilities and discuss the role of the 
    dietitian and of other health care team members in these 
    systems.
    
    will demonstrate knowledge of pathophysiology and medical
    nutrition therapy for various disease states.
    
    will be able to discuss indications for use of enteral and
    parenteral nutrition, describe enteral formulas, and accurately
    calculate enteral and parenteral formulations for patient case
    scenarios.

    TOPICAL OUTLINE

    Health Care Systems: Role of the dietitian in the health care 
    team
    1. the health care and dietetic teams
    2. professional organizations
    3. registration and licensing
    
    Nutrition Care Process: Nutrition Screening & Assessment
    1. medical and social histories, functional status
    2. dietary intake assessment
    3. anthropometric measurements
    4. laboratory parameters
    5. nutritionally focused physical assessment
    6. drug-nutrient interactions
    
    Nutrition Care Process: Nutrition Diagnosis, Intervention and
    Monitoring/Evaluation Using Evidence-based Guidelines
    
    Nutrition Care Documentation
    
    Medical nutrition therapy for diseases of the gastrointestinal 
    tract
    
    Bone health
    
    Introduction to enteral and parenteral nutrition

    UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE AND ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY

               UGA Student Honor Code: "I will be academically honest in all of my academic work and will not tolerate academic dishonesty of others." A Culture of Honesty, the University's policy and procedures for handling cases of suspected dishonesty, can be found at www.uga.edu/ovpi. Every course syllabus should include the instructor's expectations related to academic integrity.