HLT 130 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                               Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Liberal Arts, Science, Business Administration and AAS programs that require a HLT/PED elective


Course Number and Title:           HLT 130, Nutrition and Diet Therapy


Credit Hours:                       2Hours/Wk Lecture:     2   Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb:   



I.              Catalog Description:         Studies nutrients, sources, functions, and requirements with an introduction to diet therapy. Lecture 1 hour per week.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: 


The course is designed to provide the beginning student with an understanding of the fundamentals to the promotion and maintenance of optimal health.  It emphasizes the practical applications of the principles of nutrition and diet therapy in the prevention and treatment of nutrition related pathologies with related clinical responsibilities of the practical nursing student.  The curricula objectives are incorporated in the content through this course.


III.           Required background: 




IV.          Course Content:


A.               Introduction to the Principles of Nutrition

B.               Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle

C.               Community Nutrition and Health Care

D.               Clinical Nutrition


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:

VI.  Evaluation

A.   Be able to identify and describe basic principles of nutrition

B.   Identify and describe nutrition through the life cycle

C.   Be able to recognize and apply nutritional concepts for the community

D.   Identify, describe, and apply nutritional concepts in the clinical setting

E.   Understand basic concepts and principles of content areas.

Students will be assessed by some combination of quizzes, tests, exams, and special projects as determined by faculty.




         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Personal Development