UNRS 260, Nutrition, 2 Units
Theory, 2 hours/Week: Foundations of nutrition in the prevention of chronic disease are explored. Pathophysiology of various disease states and appropriate medical nutrition therapy are understood. Nursing's role in nutrition assessment is appreciated with respect to patient weight change, intake adequacy, gastrointestinal symptoms affecting nutrient absorption, and activities of daily living. Students perform dietary recalls, nutrient analyses, and anthropometric assessments. Evidence-based nutrition care for gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, energy balance and weight control, bone disease, and renal disease are addressed. Coverage of alternate feeding methods and issues surrounding drug-nutrient interactions are included. To expand their knowledge in these areas, students complete case studies. Opportunities to present prevention of disease through nutrition education in the community are offered.