NS 4410 - Nutrition and Disease

Fall, Summer. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: NS 3200  Introduction to Human Biochemistry or equivalent (can be taken concurrently). Recommended Prerequisites: NS 1150 Nutrition, Health and Society or NS 1220 Nutrition and  the Life Cycle; NS 3410 or NS 3420 Human Anatomy and Physiology.

L. Barre.

This course presents the role of nutrition in disease using review of the current literature and application to clinical cases. Students use their foundational knowledge in the sciences to understand the etiology and pathophysiology of disease states and learn where nutrition plays a critical role in the development, prevention, and/or management of disease. Application of knowledge to case studies is emphasized to develop skills in integrating nutrition into the assessment and management of acute illness and chronic medical conditions.

Outcome 1: Show a working knowledge of the etiology, pathophysiology, and progression of various disease states.

Outcome 2: Identify the role of specific nutrients in the etiology and pathophysiology of various disease states.

Outcome 3: Explain the evidence-based nutrition recommendations and practice guidelines for specific diseases.

Outcome 4: Apply knowledge of pathophysiology and nutrition to health and disease states in the context of patient case studies.

Outcome 5: Strengthen skills in oral communication of scientific information and collaborative small group work across differences (eg. cultural, social, personal, economic, physical, religious, learning styles and more).

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