The University of Georgia
Approved Course


  1. COURSE ID: FDNS 4530/6530

  2. TITLES

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

  5. Diet modifications for disease prevention and treatment. Special emphasis is given to the study of metabolic, cardiovascular, and renal disorders.
  6. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

  7. Graduate students will be required to address a nutrition topic related to a selected disease with an annotated bibliography and ten page summary paper. Graduate students will then present this information to the class in a 50-minute lecture. This project addresses the knowledge requirement for the nutrition and dietetics professionals with a level of advanced understanding, complexity and specialization beyond the expectations for the undergraduate students. Students must integrate scientific information and research into practice.
  8. GRADING SYSTEM

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

  11. FIXED VARIABLE
    Credit Hours 4
    Lecture Hours 4
  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 4100/6100
    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 - 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

    Following the completion of this course, the student will:
    
    show a working knowledge of pathophysiology, abnormal
    biochemistry, and altered nutrient metabolism in various disease
    states.  Students will demonstrate the ability to use 
    appropriate medical terminology when discussing various disease
    states.
    
    know and understand disease prevention guidelines for the major
    chronic diseases.
    
    know and be able to discuss the principles of nutrition
    screening, assessment, intervention, and monitoring evaluation
    for various disease states.  Medical nutrition therapy
    knowledge will include knowledge of how nutrient, fluid,
    electrolyte needs and feeding techniques are altered for each
    disease state.
    
    be able to develop nutrition care plans and define dietary
    modifications that are medically, culturally and aesthetically
    acceptable for individuals with various disease states.
    
    be knowledgeable about health behaviors exhibited by clients, 
    and their typical educational needs.
    
    demonstrate the ability to use the nutrition care process and 
    develop a nutrition care plan by accurately completing case
    studies.
    
    demonstrate the ability to use current information technologies
    to locate professional research literature and evidence-based
    guidelines related to medical nutrition therapy.  Students
    will demonstrate the ability to interpret research literature to
    make evidence-based practice decisions when completing case 
    studies.
    
    enhance computer communication skills through the use of WebCT.

    TOPICAL OUTLINE

    Weight management
    Nutrition for exercise and sports
    Cardiovascular disease
    Hypertension
    Congestive heart failure
    Diabetes mellitus
    Pulmonary disease
    Hypermetabolic stress: Sepsis, trauma, burns & surgery
    Nutrition & cancer
    Renal disease
    Diseases of nervous system
    Inborn errors of metabolism
    HIV infection and AIDS

    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.