The University of Georgia
Approved Course


  1. COURSE ID: FDNS 4510/6510

  2. TITLES

  3. Course Title: Nutrition Related to the Human Life Cycle
    Course Computer Title: LIFECYCLE NUTR
  4. COURSE DESCRIPTION (must be 50 words or less)

  5. Nutritional health needs related to specific stages of the human life cycle. Special emphasis will be given to physiological changes and nutrition needs during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
  6. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

  7. Graduate students will be required to take a special topic related to the life cycle and prepare an annotated bibliography and summary paper. In addition, graduate students will present this material to the class in a poster session.
  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. Undergraduate: FDNS 3100
    Graduate:
  19. PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE COURSES

  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. Fall 1998
  27. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR THE SYLLABUS

  28. COURSE OBJECTIVES OR EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

    To increase your understanding and knowledge of the stages and physiological changes
    in the human lifecycle.
    
    To increase your understanding and knowledge of the nutritional needs associated with
    each stage of the lifecycle and what makes each stage unique.
    
    To be able to assess nutritional needs of clients from different age groups and make
    the appropriate nutrition recommendation.
    
    To be able to apply this knowledge through the use of applicable case studies.
    
    To become familiar with the scientific literature related to nutritional needs during
    the human life cycle.
    
    To increase the use of electronic media as a resource tool to enhance the
    understanding of lifecycle nutrition.

    TOPICAL OUTLINE

    Maternal and infant health
    Nutrition, fertility and family planning
    Physiology of pregnancy
    Nutritional needs during pregnancy
    Lifestyle concerns
    Nutritional assessment
    Management of pregnancy complications
    Pregnant adolescent
    Anatomy and physiology of lactation
    Promotion and support of breastfeeding
    Growth and development
    Nutrition needs of infants and children
    Assessment of food intake
    Low birth weight
    Food patterns in young children
    Factors shaping food patterns
    Childhood obesity
    Nutrition for preschool and school age children
    Nutrition for adolescence
    Eating disorders
    Adolescent athlete
    Aging
    Population trends, theories of aging
    Longitudinal studies of aging
    Physiological changes with aging
    Vitamins and minerals in aging
    Food selection patterns
    Nutritional problems with aging

    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.