HLT 230 - Syllabus


Division:†††††† Arts and Sciences†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date:January 2014

Course Number and Title:HLT 230 Principles of Nutrition and Human Development


Credit Hours:3††††† Hours/Wk Lecture: 3†† †††††† Hours/Wk Lab:†††††††††††††† Lec/Lab Comb:




I.          Catalog Description:†† Explores the relationship between nutrition and human development.Emphasizes nutrients, balanced diet, weight control and the nutritional needs of an individual.


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

The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the fundamentals of nutrition and its relationship to human development.It emphasizes the practical applications of the principles of nutrition and human development in the prevention and treatment of nutrition related pathologies for practical nursing students, health professionals, educators and others.


III.††††† Required Background:†† None


IV.†††† Course Content


A.   Introduction to Human Nutrition

B.   Community Nutrition

C.   Nutrition and Energy Balance

D.   Nutrition and Physical Fitness

E.   Nutrition and The Life Cycle

F.    Introduction to Clinical Nutrition


†† V.†††† Learner Outcomes

After participating in this class the learner will be able to:

m    Personal Development - Identify and understand the role of the major nutrients necessary for good physical, emotional and mental health.

m    Critical Thinking. - Discuss factors which will influence an individualís nutritional requirements through the life cycle.

m    Critical Thinking - Analyze a given menu or diet for its nutritional adequacy.

m    Quantitative Reasoning - Demonstrate the ability to take and analyze a food recall and media reports.

m    Critical Thinking - Compare and contrast the basic nutritional needs and changes through the life cycle.

m    Cultural and Social Understanding - Analyze the effect of community and cultural influences on nutrition.

m    Cultural and Social Understanding - Research and report on a topic of relevance to nutrition through the life cycle.

m    Personal Development - Understand the nutritional needs associated with selected chronic diseases and disorders.

m    Cultural and Social Understanding - Appreciate the cultural dietary practice differences and their impact on society.

m    Personal Development - Explain the role of nutrition in the development (or prevention) of several disease or conditions in different stages in the life cycle of humans.

m    Communication - Summarize the dietary support provided to those with special nutritional needs.

m    Critical Thinking - Read and comprehend current nutrition research from approved journal/ peer review literature.


VII.††† Evaluation

Final grades are determined by the average of grades and points earned by the student on tests and written assignments.


VIII. This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Personal Development

Quantitative Reasoning