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DIT 103 - Nutrition Assessment

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Co-requisites: DIT 106  

This course introduces students to the application of the basic principles of normal nutrition. Students learn how to collect and interpret data to be used by a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) / Nutrition & Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR) or made available to a Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) for interpretation. This course includes completing diet histories, calculating nutrient composition of diets using a computer software program, introduction of the Nutrition Care Process and basic nutrition assessment skills. 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. Describe interviewing techniques for data collection.
  2. Determine individual nutrient needs using standard calculations.
  3. Use current information technologies to locate and apply evidence-based guidelines and protocols (KNDT 1.2).
  4. Apply critical thinking skills (KNDT 1.3).
  5. Demonstrate effective interviewing and education methods for diverse individuals and groups (KNDT 2.2).
  6. Use the Nutrition Care Process for nutrition screening for referral to the registered dietitian nutritionist, collection of assessment data, nutrition interventions and monitoring strategies appropriate for the technician level of practice (KNDT 3.1).
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 records
  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:
  • Information Literacy
  • Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 12/15/2021
Last Reviewed: 5/13/2022

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