NS 6140

NS 6140

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Advanced course on the role of nutrition during pregnancy and lactation. The feeding and growth of infants and children in health and disease is considered. Critical evaluation of current literature is emphasized via lecture, discussions, and a term paper.

When Offered Fall.

Outcomes
  • Be able to identify major issues in both domestic and international maternal and child nutrition based on knowledge of the incidence, prevalence and impact of various health and social/cultural/demographic characteristics of populations.
  • Understand the physiological characteristics of pregnancy and lactation and their implications for women's nutritional needs as well as research conducted in women during these periods.
  • Understand the nutritional needs of infants and young children as well as the physical, financial and social challenges inherent in meeting these needs.
  • Be able to develop appropriate conceptual models for describing issues in maternal and child nutrition and apply these to the development of appropriate research designs for studying these problems.
  • Be able to critique the scientific literature on maternal and child nutrition.
  • Be able to use this critique to evaluate current theories in the area of maternal and child nutrition and to develop alternative theories.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write a critical and persuasive evaluation of an issue in maternal and child nutrition.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14100NS 6140  LEC 001

  • Undergraduate students may enroll with permission of Instructor.