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Developing Skills in Clinical Nutrition IV: Expanded Studies

East Baltimore
4th term
International Health
1 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Vanessa Larsen

Expands and enhances the case study learning in 222.652.81 “Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease” taken concurrently, as a learning opportunity in medical nutrition therapy (MNT) in preparation for the Dietitian practicum. Prepares students for the transition to clinical decision-making and MNT. Includes cases chosen by the dietetic leadership at JHBMC with that goal in mind. Builds on and integrates information learned in the earlier classes in this series as well as material learned in other core nutrition coursework.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology of disease/disease conditions
  2. Apply medical terminology appropriately for a medical case
  3. Evaluate and interpret clinical and laboratory assessments for decision-making
  4. Identify the implications of the disease condition for MNT as part of the nutrition care process
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 60% Final Paper
  • 30% Final Presentation

Enrollment Restriction:

Only MSPH Dietitian students in their first year are allowed

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Course day and time will be decided according to Dietitian students' schedules