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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - HUN5265

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: In review by OGS. Required for Nutrition and Dietetics Conc in MPH. GC appd; To USF Sys 4/21/16; to SCNS after 4/28/16. Apprd eff 7/1/16

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5246 2015-07-06
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Community and Family Health PH 640500
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Lauri Wright 8139748261

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    HUN 5265 Methods of Nutritional Assessment

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Nutritional Assessment
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 100


    Dietetic Intern



    Course Description

    Methodology, skills and tools in measurement of the nutritional status of healthy individuals in community and patients in hospitals. The objectives of nutritional assessment is to prevent malnutrition and promote nutritional health

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for accreditation

    B. 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.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. 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

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    At the completion of the course, students will be able to:

    1. Screen individuals for nutritional risk

    2. Use current information technologies (appropriate computer software) to perform required tasks or solve problems in nutrition

    3. Summarize and accurately interpret data (laboratory parameters related to nutrition)

    4. Calculate and/or define diets for health conditions addressed by health promotion/disease prevention activities or uncomplicated instances of chronic diseases of the general population

    5. Use the nutrition care process to make decisions, to identify nutrition-related problems and determine and evaluate nutrition interventions, including medical nutrition therapy, disease prevention and health promotion.

    6. Develop outcome measures, use informatics principles and technology to collect and analyze data for assessment and evaluate data to use in decision-making.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the course, students are able to:

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

    • CRD 3.4 Deliver respectful,science-based answers to consumer questions concerning emerging trends

    • CRD 3.6 Develop and evaluate recipes, formulas and menus for acceptability and affordability that accommodate the cultural diversity and health needs of various populations, groups and individuals

    C. Major Topics

    • Nutrition screening

    • Nutritional assessment – NCP

    • Tube feeding calculations

    • Drug nutrient interactions

    D. Textbooks

    International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) Reference Manual: Standardized Language for the Nutrition Care Process 4th Edition, American Dietetic Association, 2012

    Pronsky ZM. Food Medication Interaction, 17th Edition, 2012.

    Nelms M and Roth SL. Medical nutrition therapy: A case study approach, 4th edition.. Cengage, 2013.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases


    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Students are expected to read the assigned materials carefully, apply course topics in thoughtful and critical responses in class. Students are expected to complete all assignments on time. Late assignments will not be accepted. 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:

    70 – 100 = S

    60 and below= U

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    • Class participation 25%

    • Case studies 75%

    H. 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Attendance is mandatory except in the case of severe illness, documented family emergency, or similar problem.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MPH in Nutrition and Dietetics

  5. Course Concurrence Information


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