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DIT 2850 Medical Nutrition Therapy Clinical II

Clinical component covering topics in Medical Nutrition Therapy II: cancer, childhood obesity, disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract, gallbladder, liver, renal diseases. Practicum includes: menu writing for modified texture/ therapeutic interventions; feeding routes; patient interviews, nutrition screening/education and the nutrition care process from admission to discharge. Six clinical lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: DIT 2630 


  • Demonstrate techniques used in blood pressure measurements, vital signs, blood glucose monitoring and listening for bowel sounds.
  • After medical record review, provide education to hemodialysis patients to support nutrition goals related to abnormal laboratory parameters.
  • Complete comprehensive nutritional assessments, minimum data sets (MDS), care assessment triggers (CATS) and develop care plans for patients with identified diseases or conditions.
  • Complete a pediatric obesity case study and develop a nutrition education lesson plan with appropriate behavioral objectives, content, method of instruction, materials, and evaluation that addresses the nutrition diagnosis for this case.
  • Develop quality improvement strategies for patient/resident care and delivery of nutritional services.

Credit Hours: 2

Clinical Hours: 6