DIT 2625 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Medical nutrition therapy for physiologic stress, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Content includes modified texture/therapeutic feeding strategies, dietary interventions for swallowing difficulties and enteral/parenteral/IV feeding routes. Incorporates the nutrition care process with emphasis on nutritional assessments, minimum data sets, care assessment triggers and care plans.
Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No
Prereqs: DIT 1630
- Transpose regular menus to altered textured consistencies and calorie/nutrient controlled for swallowing, diabetic, cardiac, and upper gastrointestinal disorders.
- Calculate basic enteral, parenteral, and IV formulas.
- Interpret medical terminology and laboratory parameters relating to nutrition and disease.
- Describe nutrient-nutrient and drug-nutrient interactions.
- Describe the medical nutrition therapies for physiological stress, diabetes, cardiac disease and disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
Credit Hours: 3
Classroom Hours: 3