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222.642.01 ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS

Department: International Health
Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Kerry Schulze
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify and compare/contrast methods of assessing body size and composition, dietary intake, physical activity and energy expenditure
Identify principles of biochemical assessment focusing on Vitamin A, iron, and calcium
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.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 10:20
  • Thursday 9:00 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 40
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

if prerequisites are not met.

For consent, contact: kschulze@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

Previous nutrition or biology course

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail