2013-14 General Bulletin

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School of Medicine, Room WG 48
http://www.case.edu/med/nutrition/index.html
Phone: 216.368.2440; Fax: 216.368.6644
Henri Brunengraber, MD, PhD, Chair

Pamela Woodruff, Graduate Student Coordinator

The department’s focus is on human nutrition and the application of the science of nutrition to the maintenance and improvement of health. Undergraduate programs are designed for students interested in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, molecular nutrition, professional study in dietetics, public health nutrition, medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy or dentistry. Graduate programs emphasize dietetics, public health nutrition, nutritional biochemistry and molecular nutrition.

The Department of Nutrition offers programs leading to the bachelor of science degree in nutrition, bachelor of arts degree in nutrition, bachelor of arts degree in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, bachelor of science degree in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, master of science degree in nutrition, master of science degree in public health nutrition, and doctor of philosophy degree. A nutrition minor is available. Graduate certificate programs are available in areas such as maternal and child nutrition or gerontology. The specialty is in addition to the basic graduate degree.

Human Nutrition  |  Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism  |  Minors

Undergraduate Degrees (NTRN)

Major Programs

The undergraduate degree in nutrition is appropriate for students who wish to:

  1. pursue graduate programs in nutritional biochemistry, molecular nutrition, dietetics, public health nutrition or other biomedical sciences
  2. enter professional schools of dentistry, medicine, physical therapy, or pharmacy 
  3. apply to dietetic internships or approved experience programs in order to prepare for the professional practice of dietetics
  4. pursue technical careers in the food or pharmaceutical industry

This major offers flexibility in course selection within a framework of general program requirements. The selection of courses depends on the student’s choice of emphasis. Students wishing to qualify for admission to professional or graduate programs need to include specific courses considered prerequisites for admission. Students interested in applying to dietetic internships must meet specific course requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) as required by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. These requirements are met in the courses that comprise the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The DPD at Case Western Reserve University is currently granted Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800.877.1600. A department advisor should be consulted in the freshman year to plan the dietetics course work.

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Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Science degree requires:

Required Courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 342Food Science3
NTRN 342LFood Science Lab2
NTRN 343Dietary Patterns3
NTRN 363Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals3
NTRN 364Human Nutrition II: Vitamins3
NTRN 397SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar3
NTRN 398SAGES Senior Capstone Experience3
Three nutrition electives chosen from:9
Child Nutrition, Development and Health
Food Service Systems Management
Guided Study in Nutrition Practice
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications
Special Problems *
Seminar in Nutrition
Undergraduate Research *
Maternal and Child Nutrition
Evaluation of Nutrition Information for Consumers
Trends in Diet Therapy
Nutrition for the Aging and Aged
Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism
Sports Nutrition
Advanced Community Nutrition
Additional Required Courses:
CHEM 105Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 106Principles of Chemistry II3
CHEM 113Principles of Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 223Introductory Organic Chemistry I (before NTRN 363)3
BIOL 214Genes, Evolution and Ecology3
BIOL 216Development and Physiology3
or BIOL 340
  & BIOL 346
Human Physiology
   and Human Anatomy
BIOL 216LDevelopment and Physiology Lab1
BIOC 307Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science4
One of the following:3
Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences
Statistical Methods I
Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences
Total Units57

 

*

 Only one of these courses is permitted


Bachelor of Arts degree requires:

Required Courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 342Food Science3
NTRN 342LFood Science Lab2
NTRN 343Dietary Patterns3
NTRN 363Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals3
NTRN 364Human Nutrition II: Vitamins3
NTRN 397SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar3
NTRN 398SAGES Senior Capstone Experience3
Two nutrition electives chosen from the following:6
Child Nutrition, Development and Health
Food Service Systems Management
Guided Study in Nutrition Practice
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications
Special Problems *
Seminar in Nutrition
Undergraduate Research *
Maternal and Child Nutrition
Evaluation of Nutrition Information for Consumers
Trends in Diet Therapy
Nutrition for the Aging and Aged
Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism
Sports Nutrition
Advanced Community Nutrition
Additional required courses:
CHEM 105Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 106Principles of Chemistry II3
CHEM 223Introductory Organic Chemistry I3
BIOC 307Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science4
BIOL 214Genes, Evolution and Ecology3
BIOL 216Development and Physiology3
or BIOL 340
  & BIOL 346
Human Physiology
   and Human Anatomy
BIOL 216LDevelopment and Physiology Lab1
Total Units49

 

*

 Only one of these courses is permitted

 

 

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition - Human Nutrition Major Example Plan of Study

First YearUnits
FallSpring
Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 105)3  
Nutrition (NTRN 201)3  
SAGES First Seminar4  
Genes, Evolution and Ecology (BIOL 214)3  
Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 106)  3
Principles of Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 113)  2
SAGES Breadth Requirements  6
Year Total: 13 11
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
NTRN Elective3  
NTRN elective3  
Introductory Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 223)3  
SAGES University Seminar3  
Development and Physiology (BIOL 216)3  
Development and Physiology Lab (BIOL 216L)1  
SAGES University Seminar  3
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences (STAT 201)  3
Electives  6
Dietary Patterns (NTRN 343)  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science (BIOC 307)4  
SAGES Breadth Requirements6  
Food Science (NTRN 342)3  
Food Science Lab (NTRN 342L)2  
Nutrition Elective  3
Elective  3
SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar (NTRN 397)  3
SAGES Breadth Requirements  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
SAGES Senior Capstone Experience (NTRN 398)3  
Electives9  
Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals (NTRN 363)3  
Human Nutrition II: Vitamins (NTRN 364)  3
Nutrition Elective  3
Electives  9
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  115

 

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Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism

Bachelor of Arts degree requires:

Required courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 342Food Science3
NTRN 342LFood Science Lab2
NTRN 343Dietary Patterns3
NTRN 363Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals3
NTRN 364Human Nutrition II: Vitamins3
NTRN 397SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar3
NTRN 398SAGES Senior Capstone Experience3
NTRN 452Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism3
One nutrition elective at 300-level or above3
Additional required courses:
MATH 125Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I4
or MATH 121 Calculus for Science and Engineering I
MATH 126Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II4
or MATH 122 Calculus for Science and Engineering II
CHEM 105Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 106Principles of Chemistry II3
CHEM 113Principles of Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 223Introductory Organic Chemistry I3
or CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 224Introductory Organic Chemistry II3
or CHEM 324 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 233Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 234Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
BIOL 214Genes, Evolution and Ecology3
BIOL 215Cells and Proteins3
BIOL 216Development and Physiology3
or BIOL 340
  & BIOL 346
Human Physiology
   and Human Anatomy
BIOL 216LDevelopment and Physiology Lab1
PHYS 115Introductory Physics I4
or PHYS 121 General Physics I - Mechanics
PHYS 116Introductory Physics II4
or PHYS 122 General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism
BIOC 307Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science4
BIOC 334Structural Biology3
or BIOC 312 Proteins and Enzymes
or NTRN 454 Isotope Tracer Methodology
Total Units80


Bachelor of Science degree requires:

Required courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 342Food Science3
NTRN 342LFood Science Lab2
NTRN 363Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals3
NTRN 364Human Nutrition II: Vitamins3
NTRN 397SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar3
NTRN 398SAGES Senior Capstone Experience3
NTRN 452Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism3
One nutrition elective at 300-level or above3
Additional required courses:
MATH 121Calculus for Science and Engineering I4
MATH 122Calculus for Science and Engineering II4
or MATH 124 Calculus II
MATH 223Calculus for Science and Engineering III3
or MATH 227 Calculus III
MATH 224Elementary Differential Equations3
or MATH 228 Differential Equations
CHEM 105Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 106Principles of Chemistry II3
CHEM 113Principles of Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 223Introductory Organic Chemistry I3
or CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 224Introductory Organic Chemistry II3
or CHEM 324 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 233Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 234Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II2
BIOL 214Genes, Evolution and Ecology3
BIOL 215Cells and Proteins3
BIOL 216Development and Physiology3
or BIOL 340
  & BIOL 346
Human Physiology
   and Human Anatomy
BIOL 216LDevelopment and Physiology Lab1
PHYS 115Introductory Physics I4
or PHYS 121 General Physics I - Mechanics
or PHYS 123 Physics and Frontiers I - Mechanics
PHYS 116Introductory Physics II4
or PHYS 122 General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism
or PHYS 124 Physics and Frontiers II - Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 221Introduction to Modern Physics3
BIOC 307Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science4
BIOC 334Structural Biology3
or BIOC 312 Proteins and Enzymes
or NTRN 454 Isotope Tracer Methodology
One of the following
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences
Statistical Theory with Application I
Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science
Statistics for Experimenters
Total Units86

 

Bachelor of Arts in Nutrition - Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism Major Example Plan of Study

 

First YearUnits
FallSpring
Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I (MATH 125)4  
Nutrition (NTRN 201)3  
Genes, Evolution and Ecology (BIOL 214)3  
SAGES First Seminar4  
Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 105)3  
SAGES Breadth Requirements  3
Cells and Proteins (BIOL 215)  3
Principles of Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 113)  2
Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II (MATH 126)  4
Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 106)  3
Year Total: 17 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (CHEM 233)2  
Introductory Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 223)3  
Development and Physiology (BIOL 216)
& Development and Physiology Lab (BIOL 216L)
4  
Cells and Proteins (BIOL 215)3  
SAGES University Seminar3  
6  
Introductory Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 224)  3
Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (CHEM 234)  2
Dietary Patterns (NTRN 343)  3
Elective  3
SAGES University Seminar  3
Year Total: 21 14
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science (BIOC 307)4  
Introductory Physics I (PHYS 115)4  
Food Science (NTRN 342)3  
Food Science Lab (NTRN 342L)2  
SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar (NTRN 397)  3
Elective  3
Introductory Physics II (PHYS 116)  4
SAGES Breadth Requirement  6
Year Total: 13 16
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
SAGES Senior Capstone Experience (NTRN 398)3  
Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism (NTRN 452)3  
Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals (NTRN 363)3  
Elective3  
Nutrition Elective  3
Human Nutrition II: Vitamins (NTRN 364)  3
Structural Biology (BIOC 334)  3
Elective  2
Year Total: 12 11
 
Total Units in Sequence:  119

 

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Minor Programs

The basic sequence for a minor program consists:

Required courses:
NTRN 201Nutrition3
NTRN 343Dietary Patterns3
Nine credits selected from:9
Child Nutrition, Development and Health
Food Science
Food Service Systems Management
Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals
Human Nutrition II: Vitamins
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications
Seminar in Nutrition
Trends in Diet Therapy
Total Units15

 

 

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

The following courses must be included in the program.

Required courses:
BIOC 307Introduction to Biochemistry: From Molecules To Medical Science4
BIOL 216Development and Physiology3
BIOL 343Microbiology3
CHEM 223Introductory Organic Chemistry I3
One of the following:3-4
Educational Psychology
Psychology of Learning
Cognitive Psychology
NTRN 201Nutrition3
Food Science
NTRN 342LFood Science Lab2
Dietary Patterns
Food Service Systems Management
Guided Study in Nutrition Practice
Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals
Human Nutrition II: Vitamins
Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology
NTRN 366Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications3
Advanced Community Nutrition
One of the following:3
Health, Culture, and Disease: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology
Health, Illness, and Social Behavior
Medical Anthropology and Global Health I
One of the following:3
Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences
Statistical Methods I
Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences
Statistical Theory with Application I
Basic Statistics for Engineering and Science
Statistics for Experimenters
Total Units30-31

Masters Degrees

 

MS Nutrition 

This degree program offers two options. For those pursuing the thesis option, 30 semester hours of a planned program of study are required, including six to nine semester hours of research, as well as a final oral defense of the thesis. The non-thesis option requires 30 semester hours and a final written, comprehensive examination.

All candidates are required to take 15 semester hours of nutrition, including six hours of advanced human nutrition. In addition, students are encouraged to pursue complementary studies in the biomedical, social and behavioral sciences. The plan of study may vary considerably depending on the education, goals and specific interests of each student. Students may elect to focus on nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, and molecular nutrition. The individual program also may be planned to fulfill the academic requirements for dietetic registration (Didactic Program in Dietetics).

MS Public Health Nutrition/Internship 

The primary goal of this program is to prepare nutrition specialists to function in public health/community agencies. A minimum of 30 semester hours of combined academic work and field experience is required to earn the degree. Course work focuses on human nutrition, dietetics, and the public health sciences. Field experience is concurrent with course work utilizing local community agencies for direct application of theory to practice. The final phase of the program is an eight- ten week, full-time experience with a public health agency that has a strong nutrition component. The student works closely with an advisor throughout the program, on an individual basis.

In addition to the general public health program, students may elect to specialize in maternal and child nutrition or gerontology.  Each specialty requires additional credits of academic work. A portion of the field experience is specified for either population group.

For students wishing to become eligible to take the registered dietitian (RD) examination, the program also currently is granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a dietetic internship. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Coordinated Dietetic Internship/

Master’s Degree Program

The Coordinated Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Program combines academic work with clinical practice at either of the dietetic internships at University Hospitals of Cleveland or the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A minimum of 27 semester hours is required. Admission is contingent on the student’s being selected and matched to one of the hospitals. Appointment to these internships follows the admission procedure outlined by the Accreditation Council for education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Contact the Department of Nutrition for information regarding application.

MS in Public Health Nutrition Internship Program

General Option: Plan of Study

First YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
Graduate Course: Social and Behavioral Sciences3    
Advanced Human Nutrition I (NTRN 433)4    
Introduction to Public Health Nutrition (NTRN 528)3    
Nutritional Epidemiology (NTRN 529)3    
Advanced Human Nutrition II (NTRN 434)  3  
Public Health Nutrition (NTRN 530)  3  
Graduate Course: Public Policy  3  
Public Health Nutrition Field Experience (NTRN 531)    1 - 6
Year Total: 13 9 1-6
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
Evaluation of Nutrition Information for Consumers (NTRN 437)3    
One of the following:3    
Public Health Nutrition Field Experience (NTRN 531)1 - 6    
Maternal and Child Nutrition (NTRN 435)
Nutrition for the Aging and Aged (NTRN 440)
Sports Nutrition (NTRN 460)
Public Health Nutrition Field Experience (NTRN 531)1 - 6    
Advanced Public Health Nutrition Field Experience (NTRN 534)  1 - 6  
Year Total: 8-18 1-6  
 
Total Units in Sequence:   32-52

Maternal and Child Nutrition Option

NTRN 435Maternal and Child Nutrition3
NTRN 533Nutritional Care of Neonate3
NTRN 532CSpecialized Public Health Nutrition Field Experience1 - 3
Total Units7-9

Certificate in Gerontology Option

NTRN 440Nutrition for the Aging and Aged3
GERO 498Seminar in Gerontological Studies3
NTRN 532CSpecialized Public Health Nutrition Field Experience1 - 3
Total Units7-9

Coordinated Hospital Dietetic Internship / MS in Nutrition Program

Plan of Study

Internship at University Hospitals, Case Medical Center  OR   Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center full-time Fall Semester of First Year through Summer Semester.

First YearUnits
FallSummer
Seminar in Dietetics I (NTRN 516)4  
Investigative Methods in Nutrition (NTRN 561)1 - 4  
Seminar in Dietetics II (NTRN 517)  4
Advanced Human Nutrition II (NTRN 434)  3
Year Total: 5-8 7
 
Second YearUnits
FallSummer
Advanced Human Nutrition I (NTRN 433)4  
Electives: Any NTRN 400 or 500 level courses and/or graduate course in basic science or social science9  
Year Total: 13  
 
Total Units in Sequence:  25-28

 

MD/MS Biomedical Investigation--Nutrition Track

For Admissions and MD requirements, see the MD Dual Degree Programs section.  This track is designed to provide medical students with more in-depth knowledge and research experience in nutrition.  Students may elect to focus on nutrition biochemistry and metabolism or molecular nutrition or clinical nutrition.  The student’s mentor or the Graduate Program Director will assist the student in selecting the appropriate courses for their interests.

Students in Nutrition must complete:

NTRN 551Seminar in Advanced Nutrition1
NTRN 601Special Problems1 - 18
IBIS 600Exam in Biomedical Investigation0

 

And 9-10 credits or three courses from those listed below:

NTRN 433Advanced Human Nutrition I4
NTRN 434Advanced Human Nutrition II3
NTRN 435Maternal and Child Nutrition3
NTRN 437Evaluation of Nutrition Information for Consumers3
NTRN 438Trends in Diet Therapy3
NTRN 440Nutrition for the Aging and Aged3
NTRN 452Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism3
NTRN 454Isotope Tracer Methodology3
NTRN 455Molecular Nutrition3
NTRN 460Sports Nutrition3
NTRN 530Public Health Nutrition3
NTRN 533Nutritional Care of Neonate3

 

 

PhD in Nutrition

The PhD degree in Nutrition is awarded for study and research in nutrition. Areas of concentration are nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, and molecular nutrition.  Admissions to the PhD in Nutrition program are obtained through the integrated Biomedical Scientist Training Program (BSTP), by direct admission to the department or via the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). 

In order to earn a PhD in Nutrition, a student must complete rotations in at least three laboratories followed by selection of a research advisor, completion of Core and Elective coursework, including responsible conduct of research, as described in the plan of study. Each graduate program follows the overall regulations established and described in CWRU Graduate Studies and documented to the Regents of the State of Ohio. Completion of the PhD degree will require 36 hours of coursework (24 hours of which are graded) and 18 hours of NTRN 701 Dissertation Ph.D..

In addition, each student must successfully complete a qualifier examination for advancement to candidacy in the form of a short grant proposal with oral defense. During the dissertation period, students are expected to meet twice a year with the thesis committee, present seminars in the department, and fulfill journal publication requirements. Throughout the doctoral training, students are expected to be enthusiastic participants in seminars, journal clubs, and research meetings in the lab and program.

Plan of Study

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  Please also see Graduate Studies Academic Requirements for Doctoral Degrees


First YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
Cell Biology I (CBIO 453)4    
Seminar in Advanced Nutrition (NTRN 551)1    
Research Rotation in Biomedical Sciences Training Program (BSTP 400)
or Research Rotation in Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP 400)
or Special Problems (NTRN 601)
0    
Molecular Biology I (CBIO 455)4    
Advanced Human Nutrition II (NTRN 434)  3  
Seminar in Advanced Nutrition (NTRN 551)  1  
Isotope Tracer Methodology (NTRN 454)
or Molecular Nutrition (NTRN 455)
  3  
Investigative Methods in Nutrition (NTRN 561)  1 - 4  
Special Problems (NTRN 601)  1-9  
On Being a Professional Scientist: The Responsible Conduct of Research (IBMS 500)    1
Year Total: 9 9-20 1
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
Advanced Human Nutrition I (NTRN 433)4    
Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism (NTRN 452)3    
Seminar in Advanced Nutrition (NTRN 551)1    
Investigative Methods in Nutrition (NTRN 561)1 - 4    
Special Problems (NTRN 601)1-9    
Seminar in Advanced Nutrition (NTRN 551)  1  
Electives: 2 courses - Any NTRN 400 and/or graduate course in SOM basic science departments  6  
Investigative Methods in Nutrition (NTRN 561)  1 - 4  
Special Problems (NTRN 601)  1-9  
Dissertation Ph.D. (NTRN 701)    1-9
Year Total: 10-21 9-20 1-9
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
Seminar in Advanced Nutrition (NTRN 551)1    
Dissertation Ph.D. (NTRN 701)1-9    
Seminar in Advanced Nutrition (NTRN 551)  1  
Dissertation Ph.D. (NTRN 701)  1-9  
Year Total: 2-10 2-10  
 
Total Units in Sequence:   43-100

After the third year, student enrolls in one credit of NTRN 701 Dissertation Ph.D., Fall and Spring Semesters until graduation.

Courses

NTRN 201. Nutrition. 3 Units.

The nutrients, their functions, food sources, and factors affecting human needs throughout life.

NTRN 328. Child Nutrition, Development and Health. 3 Units.

The relationship between nutrition and physical/cognitive growth and development of the child from the prenatal period through adolescence, including individuality, maturation and biological needs. Nutritional influences (nutrient requirements, food choices, and nutritional/feeding problems) and effects on health are emphasized. Prereq: NTRN 201.

NTRN 342. Food Science. 3 Units.

Chemical, physical and biological properties of food constituents and their interactions in food preparation and processing and practical application of processing methods and their effect on nutritional quality and acceptability. Prereq: CHEM 106.

NTRN 342L. Food Science Lab. 2 Units.

Apply knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of food and food ingredients to actual experimentation with foods. Acquire understanding of how food ingredients and their interactions and the preparation process influence acceptability of the final food product. Enhance familiarity with safe food handling during preparation and post-preparation. Prereq: CHEM 106. Coreq: NTRN 342.

NTRN 343. Dietary Patterns. 3 Units.

Examination of the food supply in the United States as it is affected by production, processing, marketing, government programs, regulation, and consumer selection. Nutritional evaluation of dietary patterns of different cultures. Recommended preparation: NTRN 201 or consent.

NTRN 351. Food Service Systems Management. 3 Units.

The application of organizational theory and skills in the preparation and service of quantity food. Laboratory experience in professional food services are included. Graduate students will analyze one aspect of food service management in depth. Offered as NTRN 351 and NTRN 451. Prereq: Nutrition major or consent of instructor.

NTRN 360. Guided Study in Nutrition Practice. 3 Units.

Methods for the provision of nutrition services to individuals and groups. Principles of professional practice including ethics, standards, and regulatory issues. Recommended preparation: NTRN 363 or NTRN 433 or consent. Prereq: NTRN 201 and NTRN 342 or MS in Nutrition or MS in Public Health Nutrition.

NTRN 363. Human Nutrition I: Energy, Protein, Minerals. 3 Units.

Chemical and physiological properties of specific nutrients, including interrelationships and multiple factors, in meeting nutritional needs throughout the life cycle. Prereq: CHEM 223 and BIOL 216 (3 or 4 cr. hrs.).

NTRN 364. Human Nutrition II: Vitamins. 3 Units.

Chemical and physiological properties of vitamins, including interrelationships and multiple factors, in meeting nutritional needs throughout the life cycle. Prereq: NTRN 363.

NTRN 365. Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Pathophysiology. 4 Units.

Interplay among etiology, metabolic perturbations, pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms, and nutrition principles for the prevention and management of disease. Prereq: NTRN 363 and BIOC 307 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

NTRN 366. Nutrition for the Prevention and Management of Disease: Clinical Applications. 3 Units.

Application of nutrition principles and knowledge for the prevention and management of disease. Case studies and other educational approaches and techniques will be used. Course includes evidence-based assessments and interpretation of key data (biochemical, dietary, physical) to develop nutritional interventions. Coreq: NTRN 365.

NTRN 371. Special Problems. 1 - 3 Unit.

Independent reading, research, or special projects supervised by a member of the nutrition faculty. Prereq: Junior or senior standing.

NTRN 372. Special Problems. 1 - 3 Unit.

Independent reading, research, or special projects supervised by a member of the nutrition faculty. Prereq: Junior or senior standing.

NTRN 388. Seminar in Nutrition. 1 - 3 Unit.

Prereq: Junior or senior standing.

NTRN 390. Undergraduate Research. 3 - 9 Units.

Guided laboratory research in nutritional biochemistry or molecular nutrition under the sponsorship of a nutrition faculty member.

NTRN 397. SAGES Capstone Proposal Seminar. 3 Units.

In this departmental seminar course, students will conceptualize, develop and prepare a written plan, known as the "Capstone Proposal," for their senior Capstone project (NTRN 398: Senior Capstone Experience). Discussion will include, but not be limited to basic research principles, different types of research, ethics and IRB procedures. The Capstone Proposal shall include the project design, aims, methodology, budget, data analysis and presentation. Upon completion of this course, students will have confirmed student/Capstone advisor and, if applicable, mentor relationships, written a Capstone proposal and given an oral presentation of their proposal at a departmental colloquium. Counts as SAGES Departmental Seminar. Prereq: NTRN 201 and NTRN 342.

NTRN 398. SAGES Senior Capstone Experience. 3 Units.

Students will implement their "Capstone Proposal" projects as designed in NTRN 397: Capstone Proposal Seminar. Pertinent research activities will depend on the nature of the student's "Capstone Proposal" project. The student will meet regularly with their Capstone advisor, at least twice monthly, to provide progress reports, discuss the project, and for critique and guidance. By the end of this course, the student will have completed their SAGES Senior Capstone research project and presented their project results/findings orally at the Senior Capstone Fair and at a departmental colloquium. Counts as SAGES Senior Capstone. Prereq: NTRN 397.

NTRN 399. Senior Project. 3 Units.

Formal investigation of a topic in nutrition culminating in a paper and oral presentation. Requires definition of a problem, evaluation of the scientific literature and delineation of problem-solving approaches. Recommended preparation: Twenty-one hours of Nutrition.

NTRN 433. Advanced Human Nutrition I. 4 Units.

Emphasis on reading original research literature in energy, protein and minerals with development of critical evaluation and thinking skills. Recommended preparation: NTRN 201 and CHEM 223 and BIOL 348 or equivalent.

NTRN 434. Advanced Human Nutrition II. 3 Units.

Emphasis on reading original research literature on vitamins with development of critical evaluation and thinking skills. Recommended preparation: NTRN 433 or consent.

NTRN 435. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 3 Units.

Study of current research literature on nutrition for pregnancy, lactation, infancy and childhood, including assessment and requirements. Recommended preparation: Nutrition major or consent of instructor.

NTRN 437. Evaluation of Nutrition Information for Consumers. 3 Units.

Reading and appraisal of food and nutrition literature written for the general public, including books, magazines, newsletters. Prereq: Graduate standing and Nutrition or Public Health Nutrition major or consent of instructor.

NTRN 438. Trends in Diet Therapy. 3 Units.

Evaluation and interpretation of modern concepts of nutrition related to abnormalities requiring dietary modifications. Prereq: NTRN 365.

NTRN 440. Nutrition for the Aging and Aged. 3 Units.

Consideration of the processes of aging and needs which continue throughout life. The influences of food availability, intake, economics, culture, physical and social conditions and chronic disease as they affect the ability of the aged to cope with living situations. Recommended preparation: Nutrition major or consent of instructor.

NTRN 446. Advanced Maternal Nutrition: Special Topics. 3 Units.

Analysis of the problems commonly associated with high-risk pregnancies and fetal outcome. Discussion of causes, mechanisms, management and current research. Recommended preparation: NTRN 435 or consent.

NTRN 451. Food Service Systems Management. 3 Units.

The application of organizational theory and skills in the preparation and service of quantity food. Laboratory experience in professional food services are included. Graduate students will analyze one aspect of food service management in depth. Offered as NTRN 351 and NTRN 451. Prereq: Nutrition major.

NTRN 452. Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism. 3 Units.

Mechanisms of regulation of pathways of intermediary metabolism; amplification of biochemical signals; substrate cycling and use of radioactive and stable isotopes to measure metabolic rates. Recommended preparation: BIOC 307 or equivalent. Offered as BIOC 452 and NTRN 452.

NTRN 454. Isotope Tracer Methodology. 3 Units.

Stable and radioactive isotopes in metabolic research concentrating on the design of in-vitro and in-vivo investigative protocols using mostly stable isotopes and mass spectrometric analysis; critical interpretation of data from the recent literature; and pathway identification and kinetics. Recommended preparation: BIOC 407.

NTRN 455. Molecular Nutrition. 3 Units.

Nutrient control of gene expression in mammalian cells and deregulation of expression of these genes. The molecular basis of nutrition-related diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, PKU, and LDL-receptor deficiency, will be discussed. The application of genetic manipulation to metabolism and nutrition will be evaluated. Recommended preparation: BIOC 407.

NTRN 460. Sports Nutrition. 3 Units.

Study of the relationships of nutrition and food intake to body composition and human performance. Laboratory sessions include demonstrations of body composition and fitness measurements and participation in a research project. Recommended preparation: NTRN 363 or NTRN 433 or consent.

NTRN 516. Seminar in Dietetics I. 4 Units.

Study of scientific basis for clinical and community nutrition practice and developments in food service systems management. Recommended preparation: Dietetic internship.

NTRN 517. Seminar in Dietetics II. 4 Units.

Study of scientific basis for clinical and community nutrition practice and developments in food service systems management. Recommended preparation: Dietetic internship.

NTRN 528. Introduction to Public Health Nutrition. 3 Units.

Philosophy, objectives, organization, and focus of government and voluntary agencies with emphasis on nutrition components. Recommended preparation: Public health nutrition majors only. Prereq: Public health nutrition students and graduate nutrition students only.

NTRN 529. Nutritional Epidemiology. 3 Units.

This course uses epidemiology as a tool for assessing potential causal associations between dietary excesses, deficiencies and imbalances to the prevalent chronic diseases. It addresses the epidemiologic aspects of nutrition related chronic diseases, for example, the multi-factorial nature of etiology. Recommended preparation: Statistics and Public Health Nutrition students only.

NTRN 530. Public Health Nutrition. 3 Units.

Analysis of public health programs in government and voluntary health agencies and the effect of legislation. Emphasis on integration with other disciplines working in public health settings and the role of a public health nutritionist.

NTRN 531. Public Health Nutrition Field Experience. 1 - 6 Unit.

Individually planned public health experience. May be concurrent with course work in local agencies or in blocks of full-time work with a city, county, or state health agency. Prereq: Open to public health nutrition students only. Consent of instructor.

NTRN 532A. General Nutrition Care. 1 - 3 Unit.

Individually arranged clinical experience.

NTRN 532C. Specialized Public Health Nutrition Field Experience. 1 - 3 Unit.

Individually arranged clinical experience. Prereq: Public Health Nutrition students only. Consent of instructor.

NTRN 532E. Clinical Research: Methods in Nutrition and Metabolism. 3 Units.

Individually arranged.

NTRN 533. Nutritional Care of Neonate. 3 Units.

Nutritional assessment and management of high-risk newborns with emphasis on prematurity and low birth weight. Review of current literature coordinated with clinical experience in the neonatal intensive care unit. Issues on follow-up included. Recommended preparation: NTRN 435 or consent.

NTRN 534. Advanced Public Health Nutrition Field Experience. 1 - 6 Unit.

Individually planned advanced public health experience. Prereq: Open to public health nutrition students only.

NTRN 550A. Advanced Community Nutrition. 3 Units.

Development of skills needed by the community dietitian. Emphasis on effective tools for service development and delivery. Recommended courses of action for the professional. Prereq: Open to nutrition graduate students and senior undergraduate nutrition majors only.

NTRN 551. Seminar in Advanced Nutrition. 1 Unit.

Ph.D. students meet weekly to discuss topical journal articles. Students gain experience in critical evaluation of research and develop presentation/communication skills. Discussion of research integrity and ethics. Students participate in departmental seminars with invited speakers.

NTRN 561. Investigative Methods in Nutrition. 1 - 4 Unit.

Research methods appropriate for nutrition. Methods for conducting research in nutrition and food sciences, food service management and dietetics. Designing research proposals. Prereq: Nutrition major.

NTRN 601. Special Problems. 1 - 18 Unit.


NTRN 651. Thesis M.S.. 1 - 18 Unit.


NTRN 701. Dissertation Ph.D.. 1 - 18 Unit.

Prereq: Predoctoral research consent or advanced to Ph.D. candidacy milestone.