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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - DIE6248
Tracking Number - 5245

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-06-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: In review by OGS; For Nutrition and Dietetics Conc in MPH. Pre-req does not exist. Emailed 3/11/16. Pre-req is program requirement. GC approved 4/11/16; To USF Sys 4/21/16; to SCNS after 4/28/16. Appd eff 6/1/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2015-07-06
  2. Department: Community and Family Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640500
  5. Contact Person: Lauri Wright
  6. Phone: 8139748261
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: DIE
  9. Number: 6248
  10. Full Title: Advanced Clinical Nutrition
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Advanced Clinical Nutrition
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 100
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: An integration of pathophysiology, biochemistry, and nutrition concepts that form the basis for medical nutrition therapy in health care. Pre-req: Dietetic Intern.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for accreditation
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course is part of the accredited MPH/Dietetic Internship that will serve 38 dietetic interns throughout Tampa Bay.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Registered Dietitian with 18 graduate hours of nutrition coursework and practice experience in relative areas of nutrition
  29. Objectives: At the completion of the course, students should be able to:

    1. Discuss the key elements of nutritional assessment and diet therapy, describe

    their alterations during various disease states and relate this information to

    support nutrition intervention strategies in individuals during altered

    pathological states.

    2. Interpret information from medical, social and nutritional histories, combined

    With biochemical and anthropometrical indices during different

    pathophysiological states to assess nutritional status, develop nutrition care

    plans, and problem solve.

    3. Accurately define, both in writing and orally, how pathophysiology

    of a selected disease state impacts nutritional status and what nutrition interventions are


  30. Learning Outcomes: Student Learning Outcomes:

    • CRD 1.2 Apply evidence based guidelines, systematic reviews and scientific literature (such as the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Library and Evidence based Nutrition Practice Guidelines, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Guideline Clearinghouse Web sites) in the nutrition care process and model and other areas of dietetics practice

    • CRD 1.4 Evaluate emerging research for application in dietetics practice

    • CRD 2.2 Demonstrate professional writing skills in preparing professional communications

    • CRD 3.1 Perform the Nutrition Care Process and use standardized nutrition language for individuals, groups and populations of differing ages and health status, in a variety of settings

  31. Major Topics: 1. Nutrition Care Process

    2. Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease

    3. Nutrition and Upper and Lower GI Tract and Accessory Organs

    4. Nutrition and Immunology

    5. Nutrition and Endocrine, Renal and Hematological Systems

    6. Nutrition and Neurological and Respiratory Systems

    7. Nutrition and Metabolic Stress

    8. Nutrition and Neoplastic Diseases

  32. Textbooks: Nelms, M and Sucher, K. Nutrition Therapy and Pathophysiology. Cengage Learning. Boston: 2015.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: N/A
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Students are expected to read the assigned materials carefully, apply course topics in thoughtful and critical responses to discussions. Students are expected to complete all assignments on time. Exceptions to this policy will be made only in the case of severe illness, documented family emergency, or similar problem.

    The final course grade will be determined according to the following percentages:

    90 – 100 = A

    80 – 89 = B

    70 – 79 = C

    60 – 69 = D

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Assignments, exams and tests:

    ``` Discussions 20%

    Case Studies 30%

    Exam 30%

    Advanced Topics Paper 20%

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: All assignments and exams are due on the date/time specified. No makeup work after assignment due date accepted.
  38. Program This Course Supports: MPH, concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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