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NTR 222 Nutrition Assessment and Medical Nutrition Therapy
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
Cross-Listed:  


Description: An in-depth study of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) components including the steps of assessment, nutrition diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation (ADIME) for all life cycle stages.

Prerequisites: NTR123

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1.(Comprehension Level) Explain the digestive system, calculation of energy requirements and expenditure, macro/micronutrient needs, nutritional genomics, biochemical tests and acid-base balance issues.
2.(Analysis Level) Explain and perform the five components of the Nutrition Care Process: Assessment; Diagnosis; Intervention; Measurement; and Evaluation (ADIME) for nutritional screening and assessment.
3.(Analysis Level) Explain the recommended methodology for the importance of nutrition screening and assessment of special needs for children from birth to 23 months, children and adolescents ages 2-20 years and for adults and seniors.
4.(Knowledge Level) Describe nutrition concepts for the achievement and maintenance of health and fitness, as well as the prevention of many disease states.
5.(Application Level) Apply evidenced-based knowledge of current trends in Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for various conditions, including but not limited to, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, liver disease, renal disease, neurologic and psychiatric disorders.
6.(Comprehension Level) Describe the role of nutrition therapies in childhood disorders and perform nutrition assessment for low-birth weight, neonatal intensive care conditions genetic metabolic disorders and developmental disabilities.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Hard copy of standards is on file in the Curriculum Office. Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). www.eatright.org/ACEND