NT 137 - Clinic for Nutrition Care II
Credit Hours: 3
This clinical experience is conducted in a combination of wellness settings and acute care hospitals. This hands-on practicum emphasizes wellness promotion in a variety of community settings. Hospitals provide an introduction to the nutrition care process and highlight the role of the dietetic technician. Written and verbal communication skills are emphasized, including interviewing, counseling and educational material preparation.
At the completion of the term, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of lifecycle nutrition facts, concepts, generalizations, and feeding programs;
- evaluate a "well" individual's intake; demonstrate an understanding of how to improve an intake;
- apply principles and generalizations of energy balance and weight management across the lifecycle;
- analyze the nutritional adequacy of menus for groups; propose appropriate changes where needed;
- critically evaluate wellness nutrition issues;
- demonstrate basic knowledge of facts and terms related to the nutritional care process;
- demonstrate an understanding of the role of the dietetic technician in various hospital and community settings;
- perform self-assessment; and
- incorporate professionalism in dietetics profession.
Prerequisites: BI 178
Corequisites: BI 178, NT 136, NT 138