Jan 20, 2022  
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NUTR 116 - Nutrition in Healthcare III

1 credits

NUTR 115 

NURS 173 .

Examines the scientific, social, economic, cultural, ethnic, and psychological implications of nutrition in relation to selected health issues across the lifespan and in the context of the healthcare profession. This course is presented in a series that builds on the previous course content from introductory concepts to analysis of complex nutritional health care issues. This course is embedded into the nursing core courses in an integrated format. This is the third course of five.

Theory Hours
1 theory hour.

Course Outcomes
  • Compare the nutritional needs of a pregnant woman with those of a non-pregnant woman of the same age
  • Describe the growth patterns and corresponding nutritional needs for a full term infant, a toddler, a school-age child and an adolescent
  • Explain how a nutritional assessment of an older adult differs from that of a younger one
  • List the reasons for the high incidence of malnutrition in institutionalized clients and the interventions nurses can perform to combat malnutrition
  • Identify the medical, psychological and social problems associated with too much and too little body fat

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