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2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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NN 202 - Nutrition for Health Care Professionals

Studies the principles of normal nutrition, including digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients. Assessment of nutritional status and the normal nutrient requirements of different age levels are explored. Nutritional principles are then applied to therapeutic diets used in diseased states.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Describe the multiple factors that influence nutritional intake and identify the essential nutrients required for optimal health.
  • Describe the energy-producing nutrients, and include the key roles of each in the body.
  • Describe the functions of essential vitamins, minerals, and water, and identify significant sources of these nutrients.
  • Identify the parameters of nutritional assessment used for healthy individuals and include those parameters used for individuals stressed by illness.
  • Describe the basic processes involved in the digestion, absorption, and metabolism of food.
  • Describe the special-nutrient requirements of individuals at various stages in the life cycle.
  • Describe appropriate nutritional intervention in various diseases or conditions.
  • Recognize the significance of nutrition as it impacts health and health-care delivery.


Credits: 3

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