Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Mar 24, 2023  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NS 6140 - Topics in Maternal and Child Nutrition

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: prior courses in nutrition and physiology are strongly recommended.  Permission of instructor required for undergraduates.

K. Rasmussen.

Advanced course on the role of nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. The feeding and growth of infants and children in health and disease is considered. Critical evaluation of current literature is emphasized via lecture, discussions, and a term paper.

Outcome 1: Be able to identify major issues in both domestic and international maternal and child nutrition based on knowledge of the incidence, prevalence and impact of various health and social/cultural/demographic characteristics of populations.

Outcome 2: Understand the physiological characteristics of pregnancy and lactation and their implications for women’s nutritional needs as well as research conducted in women during these periods.

Outcome 3: Understand the nutritional needs of infants and young children as well as the physical, financial and social challenges inherent in meeting these needs.

Outcome 4: Be able to develop appropriate conceptual models for describing issues in maternal and child nutrition and apply these to the development of appropriate research designs for studying these problems.

Outcome 5: Be able to critique the scientific literature on maternal and child nutrition.

Outcome 6: Be able to use this critique to evaluate current theories in the area of maternal and child nutrition and to develop alternative theories.

Outcome 7: Demonstrate the ability to write a critical and persuasive evaluation of an issue in maternal and child nutrition.

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