NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Nutrition Program 135 MED 0630—Effective Instruction Strategies for Health Professions Education This course is designed to assist faculty members in the improvement of their teaching skills in formal, informal, and nontraditional settings. Topics addressed include theories, principles, and practices associated with effective education and learning in higher education. Course activities and assignments are designed to encourage participants to develop skills and abilities that enhance the teaching and learning processes. The course will also explore the diversity of student populations within health care education and find practical solutions to current problems. (3 credit hours) MED 0710—Effective Interpersonal Communication and Collaboration in the Health Professions Environment In this course, students will explore the importance of effective communication, specific to learning and clinical environments, including the roles of gender and culture, concepts of verbal and nonverbal expression, conflict resolution, and active listening. (3 credit hours) MI 5100—Survey of Biomedical Informatics This course is an introductory survey of the discipline of biomedical informatics. It will introduce the student to the use of computers for processing, organizing, retrieving, and utilizing biomedical information at the molecular, biological system, clinical, and health care organization levels through substantial, but not overwhelming, reading assignments. The course is targeted at individuals with varied backgrounds, including medical, nursing, pharmacy, administration, and computer science. It will describe essential concepts in biomedical informatics that are derived from medicine, computer science, and the social sciences. (3 credit hours) NUT 5000—Foundations of Professional Practice in Nutrition and Dietetics This course introduces foundations and applications of the career practice of registered dietitian nutritionists. Graduate students will explore standards of practice, ethics of the profession, continuing competence, and medical/legal aspects as a general orientation to the profession. Restricted to Professional Practice Concentration students. (2 credit hours) NUT 5025—Nutrition Across the Life Span This course will present the fundamentals of normal nutrition from preconception to mature age. Special attention is given to clinical and nutritional interventions that apply to each part of the life cycle. In addition to the essential nutrition concepts, physiological principles, and nutritional recommendations, students will apply practical concepts at each stage in development, with particular emphasis on cultural differences and individual requirements through case studies. (3 credit hours) NUT 5040—Functional Foods in Society Today This course will examine food components and substances with physiological activity of interest in society today other than macronutrients andmicronutrients. Students will be able to define and describe metabolic and health promotion roles and apply accurate information. (3 credit hours) NUT 5050—Nutrition and Exercise Performance This course will provide the graduate student with the knowledge and skills to perform nutrition assessments and education targeted towards the athlete and the active individual. Students will develop nutritional plans taking into account the effects of acute and chronic exercise on nutrients and exercise performance. Students will develop skills to conduct clinical, biochemical, and physical measures beneficial to individualized sports nutrition assessment. (3 credit hours) NUT 5060—Strength and Conditioning for Nutrition Professionals This course is designed to provide students with the scientific knowledge and practical skills to train various active populations for the primary goal of improving performance. Specifically, students will learn to conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention relative to strength and conditioning. The course is designed to enhance the student’s current level of knowledge of the material required to prepare for either the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or Certified Personal Trainer exams sponsored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. (3 credit hours) NUT 5075—Advanced Practice Principles of Functional Nutrition This course will review the role of vitamins, minerals and nutrients within the biochemistry and physiology of the human body and translate it to the functionality of body systems and the etiology of diseases. Grounded in a food first approach to healing, this course presents the fundamental concepts of functional nutrition practice, including biochemical individuality, environmental factors, physiological functions and imbalances, triggers and mediators, clinical imbalances, detoxification, and the interplay of mind/ body and spirit as it relates to health. (3 credit hours) Course Descriptions

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