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222.655.01 Nutrition and Life Stages

International Health
3rd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
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 Objectives:

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

  1. apply principles of nutrition in the context of human growth and development
  2. integrate human physiology and development, psychosocial factors, and nutrition through in-depth study of a nutrition/life stage issue
  3. interpret and critique scientific literature
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on class participation and written assignments.

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to graduate students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

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

Special Comments:

Required: PhD and MHS programs in Human Nutrition