Assessment of Nutritional Status
- East Baltimore
- 2nd term
- International Health
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2013 - 2014
- Class Times:
- Tu Th, 9:00 - 10:20am
Previous nutrition or biology course
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:
- 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.
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
if prerequisites are not met.
- For consent, contact: