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Department: International Health
Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Reviews stages of human development as a prism for understanding human nutrition. Discussions focus on various life stages, highlighting the biological, social and behavioral changes that influence the transitions in nutrition between life stages. Identifies key nutritional considerations for optimal human growth and development. Discusses early nutritional influences on health and well-being later in life.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
apply principles of nutrition in the context of human growth and development
integrate human physiology and development, psychosocial factors, and nutrition through in-depth study of a nutrition/life stage issue
interpret and critique scientific literature

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on class participation and written assignments.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 1:30 - 2:50
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 2:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Restriction: Restricted to graduate students
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Consent to ensure that students have a nutrition background and to determine their interest.

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Required: PhD and MHS programs in Human Nutrition