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222.642.01 ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS

Department:
International Health
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  9:00 - 10:20am

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Auditors Allowed:
No
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Kerry Schulze
Course Instructor:
Prerequisite:

Previous nutrition or biology course

Description:

Provides hands-on experience in anthropometric, biochemical, and dietary nutrition assessment techniques of individuals and populations. Laboratory exercises include the measurement of body composition, use of food composition tables, and classification of nutritional status. Student evaluation based on laboratory exercises and class participation.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and compare/contrast methods of assessing body size and composition, dietary intake, physical activity and energy expenditure
  2. Identify principles of biochemical assessment focusing on Vitamin A, iron, and calcium
  3. Apply anthropometric techniques (height, weight, skinfold thicknesses, circumferences), bioimpedance analysis, heart rate monitoring for physical activity assessment, and dietary intake assessment and nutrient analysis
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on assignments, written work and class presentations, and class participation.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

if prerequisites are not met.

For consent, contact:

kschulze@jhsph.edu