SRJC Course Outlines

6/6/2023 10:36:49 PMDIET 57 Course Outline as of Spring 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DIET 57Title:  MODIFIED DIETS  
Full Title:  Modified Diets
Last Reviewed:11/25/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Review of normal nutrition and introduction to diet therapy. Application of these principles to provision of foods appropriate for diets modified to support various medical and surgical conditions.  Includes clinical supervised field experience component.  

Course Completion of FDNT 10

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Principles of nutrition in medical and surgical conditions requiring changes in dietary intake. Includes clinical supervised field experience component.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FDNT 10
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2020
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
1.  Accurately follow a physician's diet order.
2.  Maintain a cardex file or other patient dietary file.
3.  Select nutritionally equivalent menu substitutions.
4.  Substitute appropriate foods for a modified diet due to:
     a. seasonal availability of foods
     b. patient likes or dislikes
     c. patient religious or cultural preferences
     d. patient tolerance
5.  Accurately complete Minimum Data Set (MDS) forms and collect data for nutrition screening for a variety of  
6.  Estimate caloric intake from diet using Diabetic Exchange System.
7.  Accurately report fluid leve of a diet using accepted Intake and Output (I/O) estimates and conversions between cups, ounces, and milliliters.
8.  Recognize and interpret reliable sources of nutrition information.
9.  Recognize tube feeding orders and determine appropriate dietary department support.  

Topics and Scope
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1.  Principles of nutrition:
     a. food groups
     b. dietary guidelines
     c. diabetic exchange system
2.  Patient/Resident screening:
     a. cultural choices and other influences on nutrition
     b. calorie counts
     c. fluid counts
3.  Diet modification for disease processes:
     a. diabetes
     b. cardiovascular disease and hypertension
     c. intestinal disorders
     d. cancer
     e. renal disease
     f. anorexia of aging; decubitus ulcers
     g. AIDS
4.  Nutrition for the institutionalized patient:
     a. introduction to tube feedings; general description and correct storage of enteral nutrition products
     b. description of parenteral nutrition; supporting role of dietary department
     c. modification of diet texture and consistency
5.  Communication with members of the health care team:
      a. medical terminology and abbreviations
      b. significance of labs most relevant for dietary intervention and dietitian referral
      c. patient/resident care plan meetings
6.  Common Drug/Diet interactions:
      a. grapefruit
      b. tetracycline and dairy
      c. identification of high tyramine foods
      d. others requiring adjustment of meal preparation, food choices or tray service  

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1.  Three day food-nutrient analysis of hospital or other inpatient
   care facility menu.
2.  Evaluate case studies and identify appropriate dietary department response, including complete written documentation.
3.  Complete chart notes and MDS forms related to case studies.
4.  Menu substitutions for diet modifications.
5.  Term project - patient interview with oral report of data significant to dietary department.
6.  Clinical experience to include notebook of clinical rotation
7.  Weekly assigned reading of 10-20 pages.
8.  Two mid-term exams and one comprehensive final.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Written case study evaluation and documentation, including MDS forms. Written report of clinical rotation.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Nutrient analysis of facility menu. Menu substitutions.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Field work. Oral case study presentation - 10 minutes.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Multiple choice, true/false, short answer, essay exams.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Basic Nutrition and Diet Therapy, 12th edition, 2004, Mosby Publisher.  

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