Readings, reports and discussions on current literature in area of food or nutrition.
Metabolism of nutrients and dietary constituents and its integration into biochemical mechanisms. Critical reviews, evaluations and discussions of current research papers involving topics of nutrient metabolism and biochemistry relevant to human health and metabolic disorders.
Skills and techniques needed to effectively carry out community nutrition programs and nutrition education, including knowledge of agencies and programs, community assessment, legislation, nutrition education, and working with people.
Topics include: motivational interviewing and active (reflective) listening skills, assessing readiness to change, developing intervention plans, and practicing cultural humility.
Introduction to the science of human nutrition. Relationship of health to food intake. Description, digestion, absorption, metabolism, interactions and functions of nutrients. Nutrient and energy requirements of young adults, athletes, older individuals. Nutrient deficiency symptoms. Body weight control. Eating disorders, Vegetarianism, other dietary preferences. Planning adequate diets that fit life-styles. (Gen.Ed. BS)
This course is designed to provide instruction and support for students in the application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP). With the help of the instructor, students will develop nutritional assessment, diagnoses, interventions, and monitoring and evaluation plans for case studies as it relates to successful completion of NUTRITN 580 case students.
Physiological and metabolic bases for nutritional care and the application of this knowledge to the treatment of specific diseases. Topics include: surgery, burns, infections, cancer, liver diseases, renal failure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and alternative modes of feeding. Also includes application of nutrition knowledge to specific diseases and problems encountered in the practice of clinical dietetics (medical nutrition therapy).
This class is designed to help you reflect and integrate what you have learned from your nutrition coursework as well as that from your Gen Ed courses and other experiences that have contributed to your development on the way to your final year at UMass. The goal of this course is for students to develop insight into the epidemiologic, physiologic, biochemical and nutritional complexities of major diet-related diseases in the United States. It satisfies the Integrated Experience requirement for BS-Nutrition majors.
Overview of laboratory and population research methodologies used in nutrition. Students will increase familiarity with nutrition research methods and study design.