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DIT 103 - Nutrition Assessment


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Co-requisites: DIT 106  

Description
This course introduces the student to the application of the basic principles of normal nutrition.  Students will learn how to collect and interpret data to be used by a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) or made available to a Registered Dietitian (RD) for interpretation.  This course includes completing diet histories and calculating nutrient composition of diets using a computer program and skin fold measurements. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Participate in advocacy on local, state or national legislative and regulatory issues or policies impacting the nutrition and dietetics profession. (CNDT 2.12)
  2. Perform specific activities of the Nutrition Care Process as assigned by registered dietitian nutritionists in accordance with the Scope of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice for individuals, groups and populations in a variety of settings. (CNDT 3.2)

 Listed Topics

  1. Assessment process
  2. Interviewing
  3. Data analysis
  4. Computer software for nutrient analysis
  5. Manual and computer assisted analysis
  6. Determining body composition
  7. Medical record
  8. Medical record documentation
Reference Materials
Texts, audio-visual, internet and text companion website.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 01/24/2019


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