SRJC Course Outlines

5/22/2024 4:56:38 AMDIET 176 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DIET 176Title:  APPLD NUTRITION THERAPY  
Full Title:  Applied Nutrition Therapy
Last Reviewed:2/10/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Entry-level skills for Dietetic Technician, Registered, working with nutrition screening, assessment, development of nutrition care plans and health-promoting client education and counseling. Includes health history screening, consideration of drug-nutrient interactions, lab values, anthropometric data, conventional and alternative medicine options.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of FDNT 10


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Entry-level skills for Dietetic Technician, Registered, working with nutrition screening, assessment, development of nutrition care plans and health-promoting client education and counseling. Includes health history screening, consideration of drug-nutrient interactions, lab values, anthropometric data, conventional and alternative medicine options.
(Grade Only)

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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.   Demonstrate competency with entry level skills for interviewing,
   screening, and assessing clients with nutrition related needs.
2.   Correctly interpret relevant elements of medical records and use
   dietary and lifestyle data from a client to write appropriate
   Nutrition Care Plans (NCP) for a client's general health promotion
   and disease risk reduction.
3.   Work within the scope of practice for Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR).
4.  Appropriately refer clients needing the specialized help of a Registered Dietitian (RD),
   Speech Therapist, or other health professional.

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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1.  Interview culturally and ethnically diverse clients with a variety of
   health care needs.
2.  Use appropriate nutrition screening tools to assess a variety of
   clients.
3.  Correctly interpret terminology and abbreviations used in medical
   records and related materials.
4.  Identify lab values with nutrition implications and develop an
   appropriate Nutrition Care Plan related to lab values outside of
   normal range.
5.  Develop and provide a variety of culturally appropriate nutrition
   education materials.
6.  Use correct medical terminology in writing Nutrition Care Plans,
   related notes and other materials.
7.  Write a Nutrition Care Plan incorporating recommendations related to
   medications and herbal or other supplements that affect nutrition.
8.  Evaluate a variety of alternative approaches to health promotion and
   disease prevention.
9.  Describe the roles and responsibilities of the Dietetic Technician,
   Registered, in various health care settings.
10. Describe the working relationship between the Dietetic Technician,
   Registered, and other health care professionals, including Registered
   Dietitians.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Interview and screening tools and techniques
        A.  Cultural diversity and cultural competency.
         B.  Lifecycle considerations
II.     Written Dietetic Technician Nutrition Care Plans
        A. Cultural considerations
        B. Medical conditions
        C. Interpreting and documenting support for nutrition diagnosis.
III.    Medical terminology and abbreviations
        A.  General
        B.  Terms specific to cardiovascular diseases and related
            diagnostic tests
        C.  Terms specific to diabetes and related diagnostic tests
        D.  Terms specific to meal delivery
IV.   Interpretation of lab values and other screening data
        A.  Blood analysis and nutrient implications
              1.  Hemoglobin and hematocrit
              2.  Glycolated hemoglobin
              3.  Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine
              4.  Blood lipids
              5.  Blood glucose
              6.  Blood proteins
              7.  Blood electrolytes
        B. Urine analysis of nutritional significance
        C. Anthropometric measurements and nutrition implications
        D. Blood pressure measurements and nutrition implications
V.   Drug-diet and drug-nutrient interactions
        A. Effect on appetite
        B. Effect on digestion and nutrient absorption
        C. Effect on metabolism
VI.    Introduction to commonly used herbs and related supplements
        A. Effect on appetite
        B. Effect on digestion and nutrient absorption
        C. Effect on metabolism
VII.   Alternative medicine and nutrition implications
        A. Fasting programs
        B. Physical activities
        C. Very low Calorie diets (VLCD)
        D. Low fat diets
        E. Low carbohydrate diets
        F. Other fad diets
VIII.  Alternate modes of nutrition delivery
        A. Enteral nutrition
        B. Parenteral nutrition
IX. Roles and responsibilities of Dietetic Technician, Registered,
      compared and contrasted to those of Registered Dietitian
        A. Health promotion counseling
        B. Medical Nutrition Therapy
        C. Nutrition Education material development
X.   Roles of other members of the health care team
        A.  Speech Therapist
        B.  Occupational Therapist
        C.  Physical Therapist
        D. Diabetes Educator         
         E.  Others

Assignments:
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1.  Evaluate nutritional status and write Nutrition Care Plan for clients with different medical concerns and different dietary concerns as described in case studies.
2.  Write Dietary Technician appropriate Nutrition Care Plans for at least two culturally different clients.
3. Using case studies, measure and record anthropometric data for a variety of body types.
4.  Produce nutrition education material (pamphlet, poster, or other).
5. Research and present oral and written report on assigned diet.
6.  1-2 Exams and Final
7.  Read 1-10 pages per week from text.

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 - 30%
Educational materials development.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Write Nutrition Care Plans
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 15%
Class performances - anthropometric measurements. Research presentation.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
1-2 exams and Final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Participation, assigned diet research and presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Mosby's Nutritional Assessment and Care; Moore, Mary Courtney; Mosby Elsevier Publishing
6th Edition, 2009.
Instructor prepared materials

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