The University of Georgia
Approved Course


  1. COURSE ID: FDNS 4520/6520

  2. TITLES

  3. Course Title: Clinical Nutrition Interventions
    Course Computer Title: CLIN NUTR INTERVENT
  4. COURSE DESCRIPTION (must be 50 words or less)

  5. Specialized nutrition practice in the clinical setting including nutrition assessment, enteral and parenteral nutrition, and nutrition care documentation.
  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 2
    Lecture Hours 2
  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. COREQUISITE COURSES

  20. Undergraduate: FDNS 4530/6530
    Graduate:
  21. PRIMARY DELIVERY MECHANISM (select only one):

  22. Lecture
  23. COURSE WILL BE OFFERED

  24. Every Year - Spring
  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

    Using professional literature, evidence-based guidelines, and
    Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) students will:
    
    demonstrate the ability to conduct nutrition assessment and
    select appropriate nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention,
    and monitoring and evaluation criteria for various disease
    states. Case studies will be used to evaluate this objective.
    
    be able to define and correctly use common medical terms in case
    studies and on examinations.
    
    be able to demonstrate counseling techniques to facilitate
    behavior change.
    
    be able to discuss principles, procedures and typical outcome
    measures used in quality assurance programs for nutrition care
    delivery. Students will use informatics principles and analyze 
    and evaluate data to use in decision making.
    
    be able to describe health care delivery systems, the role of 
    the dietitian and of other health care team members in these 
    systems.
    
    be able to define terminology used to describe nutrition service
    payment systems, and be able to discuss current reimbursement 
    issues.
    
    be able to apply dietetics Standards of Practice (SOP) and
    Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) to a clinical
    professional practice scenario.
    
    be able to describe how to keep abreast of pending legislation 
    on nutrition care services delivery and reimbursement issues, 
    and will be able to define at least one law or regulation 
    affecting nutrition care services delivery.

    TOPICAL OUTLINE

    Parenteral Nutrition
      Calculations
      Complications
      Role of RN and PharmD in parenteral nutrition, speakers, RD, 
    RN and PharmD
    
    Dysphagia
      Speaker:  Speech-Language Pathologist
                Evaluation of Dysphagia (speaker)
                Dietary treatment of dysphagia
    
    Nutrition Counseling: Theories and Techniques
    
    Quality Assurance for Nutrition Care Services
    
    Health Care Reimbursement Issues

    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.