Human Nutrition - HN


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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110 Foods
3 hours. The principles of food components, component interactions, food selection, preparation and service.

190 Introduction to Dietetics
1 hours. Overview of the dietetics profession: career options, professional development (dietetics portfolio), code of ethics, standards of practice, ADA position papers, the legislative process, and professional resources. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.

196 Nutrition
3 hours. Provides a foundation in the basic principles of human nutrition in maintaining and promoting health through good dietary choices.

200 Nutritional Assessment
3 hours. Introduction to the dietetic profession including the nutritional care process. Emphasis on developing basic skills in medical terminology, nutritional assessment, interviewing, counseling and recording. Prerequisite(s): HN 196 and HN 307 and admission to the undergraduate program in human nutrition, or consent of the instructor.

202 Culture and Food
2 hours. Provides a perspective on factors that affect the development of food habits, similarities and differences across cultures, and how the use of foods provides a window to multiculturalism. Previously listed as HN 302. World Cultures course.

203 Culture and Food Lab
2 hours. Practical application of accurately preparing, presenting, and modifying cultural specific foods. Field trip required at a nominal fee. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Corequisites: Requires concurrent registration in HN 202.

296 Nutrition and Physical Activity
3 hours. Integrates the fundamental principles of nutrition and physical activity to provide students with knowledge of proper nutrition for improving health, fitness and performance. Prerequisite(s): HN 196 or consent of the instructor.

300 Science of Foods
3 hours. Scientific aspects of food and its preparation with emphasis on clinical applications. Prerequisite(s): HN 110 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

306 Nutrition Education
4 hours. Study of theoretical and applied strategies for intructional planning and assessment that are applied to both group and individual nutrition education. Credit is not given for HN 306 if the student has credit in HN 201 or HN 305. Prerequisite(s): HN 200; or consent of the instructor.

307 Human Nutrition and Metabolism
3 hours. Human nutrient requirements and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals and non-nutritive substances found in foods. Prerequisite(s): HN 196 and one semester of college level general chemistry; or consent of the instructor.

308 Nutrition Science I
3 hours. Metabolism, dietary regulation and requirements for energy, protein, fat and carbohydrates, including issues of under/over nutrition and regulation of food intake. Prerequisite(s): HN 196 and credit or concurrent registration in BCHE 307 and credit or concurrent registration in KN 251.

309 Nutrition Science II
3 hours. Continuation of HN 308. Metabolism, dietary regulation and requirements for micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals, including issues of under/over nutrition and regulation of food intake. Prerequisite(s): HN 308.

311 Nutrition During the Life Cycle
3 hours. Principles of nutrition through the life cycle, including weight management. Prerequisite(s): HN 307; or HN 308 and HN 309.

313 Introduction to Community Nutrition
3 hours. Assessment, planning and evaluation of community nutrition programs using a systems approach. Previously listed as HN 413.

318 Genetic, Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Chronic Diseases
3 hours. Addresses the most important mechanisms of pathogenesis, with an emphasis on chronic conditions. The role of inflammation and of genetic variability in modulating disease susceptibility will be addressed in detail. Grade of C or better in HN 307 or Grade of C or better in HN 308 Credit or concurrent registration in KN 252; and junior standing or above; and approval of the department.

320 Clinical Nutrition I
4 hours. Principles of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, and pathology related to the management of starvation, obesity and gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Prerequisite(s): HN 308 and BCHE 307 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

330 Quantity Food Production
3 hours. Lecture/discussion on kitchen layout and design, menu planning, food procurement, storage, production and service. Prerequisite(s): HN 202; or consent of the instructor.

332 Food Service Management
2 hours. Application of management principles to food service system functions. Prerequisite(s): HN 330.

355 Supervised Practice I
1 TO 4 hours. A supervised practicum in a professional setting to prepare for entry-level dietetics practice. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HN 320 and senior standing; and approval of the department.

366 Genetics, Nutrition and Health
2 hours. A presentation of the basic approaches to molecular and genetic analyses with an emphasis on their relevency to issues of human nutrition and health. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 100; and CHEM 101 or CHEM 112; and junior standing or above; or approval of the department.

396 Independent Undergraduate Study in Human Nutrition
1 TO 4 hours. Study in selected areas of human nutrition carried out under the direction of a faculty member. Exact nature of the project is determined by the selected area of interest. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

405 Food as Medicine: Cooking for Healing and Wellness
1 hours. A new disease state or medical diet will be covered each week and students will learn how to plan menus and prepare foods that are appropriate for each diet. Prerequisite(s): HN 110.

407 Writing Process in Nutrition
2 hours. Approaches writing as an instrument of thought and a tool of persuasion. Students will learn to effectively communicate nutrition information through writing. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 160 and ENGL 161; and junior standing or above; and approval of the department. Recommended Background: HN 196 and HN 110.

420 Clinical Nutrition II
2 hours. Principles of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, pathology, education, and psychology related to management of selected diseases (renal disease, AIDS and cancer, and pediatrics). Prerequisite(s): HN 320; or consent of the instructor.

422 Clinical Nutrition III
2 hours. Principles of nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, and pathology related to the management of critically ill patients. Prerequisite(s): HN 309 and HN 420; or consent of the instructor.

440 The Research Process
3 hours. Covers methods for reading and critiquing current scientific literature, overview of study designs used to address different types of research questions, basic overview of study design, data analysis and interpretation of results. Prerequisite(s): HN 320.

455 Supervised Practice II
1 TO 11 hours. An advanced supervised practicum in a professional setting to prepare for entry-level dietetics practice. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 15 hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in HN 420 and senior standing or above; and approval of the department.

480 Field Study
2 hours. Provides practical experience to develop/strengthen the student's knowledge and skills in an area of nutrition practice. Prerequisite(s): HN 410; or consent of the instructor.

503 Advanced Pathophysiology of Chronic Diseases
3 hours. Focuses on an in-depth evaluation of the most important mechanisms of pathogenesis, with an emphasis on chronic conditions with a nutritional component. Prerequisite(s): KN 251 and KN 252. Recommended background: HN 318.

510 Nutrition - Physiological Aspects
3 hours. A thorough discussion of the absorption, transport, and metabolism of macronutrients, plus factors affecting these processes. Treats in an integrated fashion how various organs participate. Prerequisite(s): HN 410 and PHYB 341 or the equivalent, or consent of the instructor.

516 Advanced Vitamins and Minerals
3 hours. A critical analysis of current research in the areas of vitamin and mineral requirements in human nutrition; nutrient interactions; and interrelationships of vitamins and minerals within various disease states. Prerequisite(s): HN 309; and HN 440; or consent of the instructor.

530 Research Methods in Human Nutrition
3 hours. Research designs in human nutrition; conceptual issues in clinical and population studies; problems in collection and analysis of dietary, behavioral, and self-reported data. Prerequisite(s): AHS 510; or consent of the instructor.

532 Evaluation of Nutritional Status
3 hours. Community and clinical considerations in nutrition status surveillance and monitoring systems; characterization in the collection, standards and reference population development. Prerequisite(s): HN 410; or consent of the instructor.

535 Nutrition and Human Performance
2 hours. Nutrition which impacts on human performance; impaired performance due to nutritional problems; aspects relevant to the professional athlete. Same as KN 535. Prerequisite(s): HN 410; and PHYB 341 or KN 352; or consent of the instructor.

541 Research on Clinical Nutrition Problems
2 hours. Development and conduct of research on clinical nutrition problems, patient outcomes, or nutrition or food service delivery systems within a hospital or ambulatory care setting. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

550 Quantitative Methods in Nutritional and Epidemiological Studies
3 hours. Address methodological issues of nutritional/epidemiologic studies; discuss concepts, principles, study designs, statistical methods, & specific issues such as measurement error/remedies, energy adjustment; practice data management/analysis. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): HN 200 and BSTT 400 and 410 and EPID 400; or consent of the instructor.

560 Advanced Topics in Public Health Nutrition: Development and Evaluation of Community-Based Nutrition
3 hours. Focuses on understanding the role and application of both theory and empirical data in the development and evaluation of community-based nutrition interventions. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): HN 413 or consent of the instructor.

570 Advances in Clinical Nutrition I
2 hours. Selected topics in clinical nutrition, emphasizing current theory, research and practice in such areas as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and iatrogenic malnutrition. Prerequisite(s): HN 422; or consent of the instructor.

580 Advanced Field Practicum
2 hours. Advanced practical experience in a specialized area of human nutrition and dietetics. The practicum may be carried out in a clinical setting, business, industry or government agency. Prerequisite(s): HN 410; or consent of the instructor.

581 Dietetics/Nutrition Instructional Practicum
2 hours. Teaching practicum in clinical dietetics and/or nutrition. Prerequisite(s): HN 201 and HN 410 and HN 570 or the equivalent, or consent of the instructor.

594 Special Topics in Human Nutrition
1 TO 4 hours. Advanced course dealing with selected topics. Topics vary from year to year and may include drug/nutrient interaction, protein metabolism, nutrition and behavior, nutrition and exercise. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): HN 410; or consent of the instructor.

595 Seminar in Human Nutrition
1 hours. Topics of current interest in human nutrition. Includes discussions of current journal articles and important new developments in the specific disciplines. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated with approval. Approval to repeat course granted by the department. Prerequisite(s): HN 410; or consent of the instructor.

596 Independent Study in Human Nutrition
1 TO 4 hours. Study in selected areas of human nutrition is carried out under the direction of a faculty member. Modes of investigation are determined by the nature of the problem selected. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the human nutrition graduate program and consent of the instructor.

597 Project Research
1 TO 4 hours. For graduate students who wish to pursue a project other than thesis research. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

598 Research in Human Nutrition
0 TO 16 hours. Independent research in one area of human nutrition. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

599 Ph.D. Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Independent dissertation research by the student, under the guidance of the advisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the faculty adviser.


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