222.642.01 ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITIONAL STATUS
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.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with current knowledge in nutritional assessment as well as to provide hands-on training in selected assessment techniques. By the end of the course the student 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.
- Tuesday 9:00 - 10:20
- Thursday 9:00 - 10:20
Previous nutrition or biology course