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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR 2013 - 2014
Prerequisites, BIOL 101/101L and CHEM 102/102L. Relationships of human nutrition to health and disease. Integration of biology, chemistry, and social sciences as related to human function. Nutrient composition of foods and safety of the food supply. Fall. Beck and Faculty.
NUTR 245 SUSTAINABLE LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS: INTERSECTION OF LOCAL FOODS AND PUBLIC HEALTH (3)
Examines the intersection of local foods and public health in respect to nutrition, environmental, economic, and community issues. Students explore impacts of the increasingly industrialized and centralized food system, as well as, potential solutions, while assisting community partners increase opportunities for farmers, local food marketers, distributors, and entrepreneurs. Spring. Ammerman.
NUTR 295 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN NUTRITION (3)
Permission of the instructor. For undergraduates enrolled in the department's baccalaureate degree program. Directed readings or laboratory study on a selected topic. May be taken more than once for credit. Fall, Spring, Summer. Faculty.
NUTR 400 INTRODUCTION TO NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY (3)
Prerequisites, BIOL 101, CHEM 101, 102 and NUTR 240. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Function of the human body focusing on nutrient interaction. Biochemistry of nutrients with a limited focus on medical aspects of nutrient metabolism. For advanced undergraduates and graduate students needing to enhance background prior to NUTR 600. Spring. Styblo and Drobna.
Prerequisite, NUTR 400. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Cell biochemistry and physiology emphasizing integration of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids in whole-body metabolism, regulation of energy expenditure, food intake, metabolic adaptations, and gene expression, and macronutrient-related diseases (atherosclerosis, obesity). Fall. Coleman and Faculty.
Prerequisite, NUTR 400. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Biologic bases for nutrient requirements and dietary recommendations as they vary throughout the life cycle. Covers the nutritional needs of women during childbearing years, infants, children, and adolescents. Fall. Gordon-Larsen and Siega-Riz.
Prerequisites, NUTR 400. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Special dietary and nutritional needs and conditions of the elderly. Includes overview of biology and demography of aging, discussion of nutritional requirements, and assessment of the elderly as well as nutrition in health and various disease states of the elderly. Fall. Holliday.
NUTR 620 HUMAN METABOLISM: MICRONUTRIENTS (3)
Prerequisite, NUTR 400 and 600. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Cell biochemistry and physiology emphasizing metabolism of vitamins and minerals including antioxidant protection, immune function, nutrient control of gene expression and disease states induced by deficiencies (e.g., iron-deficient anemia). Spring. Makowski.
Prerequisite, NUTR 240. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Functions of a dietitian working with individuals, emphasizing interviewing, assessment, nutrition care planning, counseling, and service documentation in prevention and therapeutic situations. Practice in the use of current dietary analysis software programs and development of educational materials included. Fall. Holliday and Sommers.
NUTR 640 MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY I: CHRONIC DISEASE MNGT. (3)
Prerequisite, NUTR 630. Course designed to examine the rationale and implementation of diet therapy and nutrition support in the prevention or treatment of chronic diseases. Spring. Holliday.
Prerequisite, NUTR 640. Course designed to examine the rationale and implementation of diet therapy and nutrition support in the prevention or treatment of acute diseases. Fall. Holliday.
NUTR 644 MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY CASE SEMINAR (1)
Prerequisite, NUTR 642. Course designed to introduce the student to clinical nutrition practice. Students learn case-based medical nutrition therapy, professional interdisciplinary communication and documentation skills. Spring. Holliday.
NUTR 650 FOOD SCIENCE, PRODUCTION AND MEAL PREPARATION (2)Concurrent with NUTR 400. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Introduction to foods, food composition and properties; factors affecting selection, handling and prep of foods; food safety; basic food industry knowledge; meal planning. NUTR 650 Lab required. Spring. Wyler.
NUTR 650L FOOD SCIENCE, PRODUCTION AND MEAL PREPARATION LAB (1)Concurrent with NUTR 650. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. This is the lab that accompanies NUTR 650. This lab applies the basic concepts of meal preparation, food production and food science. Lab fee required. Three lab hours per week. Spring. Wyler.
NUTR 692H HONORS RESEARCH IN NUTRITION (3)
Permission of instructor. Directed readings or laboratory study of a selected topic. Requires a written proposal to be submitted to and approved by BSPH Committee and faculty research director. A written report is required. May be taken more than once for credit. Six laboratory hours per week. Fall, spring, summer. Faculty.
NUTR 695 NUTRITION RESEARCH (VAR. 1-9)
Permission of the instructor. Individual arrangements with faculty for bachelor and master students to participate in ongoing research. Fall, spring, and summer. Faculty.
NUTR 696 READINGS IN NUTRITION (VAR. 1-9)
Permission of the instructor. Reading and tutorial guidance in special areas of nutrition. Fall, spring, and summer. Faculty.
Prerequisite, BIOL 252 and NUTR 600 or equivalent. Comprehensive review of nutrition basics with strong clinical perspective. Integrates nutrient biochemistry and metabolism into a framework of nutritional assessment and dietary intervention. Fall. Kohlmeier.
NUTR 710 CLINICAL NUTRITION EXPERIENCE (5)
Prerequisite, NUTR 644. Students are assigned to medical facilities where, under the supervision of registered dietitians, they participate in the nutritional care of patients. Field fee required. Forty hours per week for twelve weeks. Summer. Holliday and field preceptors.
NUTR 720 PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION MANAGEMENT I (2-5)
Prerequisites, NUTR 630, NUTR 640, NUTR 715. Allows student to focus on the roles and functions of the health care team and nutritionist in providing nutrition services at the community level. Includes community assessment and organization, quality assurance and program evaluation, and basic personnel management. Three-five lecture hours and 24-32 hours of field experience per week depending on MPH track. Summer. Sommers and Samuel-Hodge.
Prerequisite, NUTR 720. An overview of the planning and management of local, state, federal, and voluntary public health nutrition programs. Examines legislative and administrative structures. Fall. Sommers.
NUTR 728 NUTRITION TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH AND APPLICATION (2)
Prerequisite, NUTR 725. Designed to focus on translational nutrition research and application including grant writing, to prepare students to apply evidenced-based nutrition interventions (education, counseling, and research) in clinical, public health and policy arenas. Spring. Mayer-Davis.
Prerequisites, NUTR 710 and NUTR 720. During a consecutive ten-week block of time, students are assigned to a) hospital or b) state, local, or district health agency or other appropriate agency for their supervised field experience. Field fee required. Fall, spring, summer. Holliday and Sommers.
Prerequisite, NUTR 725 or permission of the instructor. Three-day in-depth seminar held in Washington, DC on national nutrition issues, policy formulation and program development with key congressional staff, federal agencies staff, and pertinent public interest/consumer advocacy groups. Paper required. Field fee required. Fall. Ng.
NUTR 740 BLOCK FIELD RESEARCH (4)
Prerequisite, NUTR 700 and NUTR 813. During a consecutive ten-week block of time, students conduct nutrition-related research on topics including cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Supervised by an approved faculty and mentor. Field fee required. Fall, spring, summer. Faculty.
Provides a broad overview of international nutrition research issues, programs, and policies. Topics will include micronutrient deficiencies, child feeding and growth, determinants of under- and over-nutrition, chronic disease and nutrition, food fortification and supplementation, and nutrition intervention programs and policy. Fall. Adair and Bentley.
NUTR 750 INTERNATIONAL NUTRITION: SPECIAL TOPICS (1).
Prerequisite, NUTR 745. Follow-up in greater detail of selected issues discussed in NUTR 745. Two seminar hours per week. Spring. Adair.
NUTR 780 PUBLIC HEALTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3)
Prerequisite, Approval of Instructor (complete application ~ http://www.unc.edu/cei/grad). Basic concept underlying commercial and social entrepreneurship applied to public health, including guest lectures by individuals with proven success in these areas. Spring. Ammerman.
NUTR 785 GRADUATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE (1)
Prerequisite, permission of the instructor. Individual arrangements with faculty for a graduate student to serve as a teaching assistant for a Nutrition course. Fall and Spring. Beck.
Prerequisite, permission of instructor. Fundamentals of nutrition intervention and policy research, including conceptualization of research questions, hypothesis writing; design of nutrition clinical and community trials. Students gain familiarity with historical and innovative nutrition intervention trials design and implementation. Fall. IP Faculty.
NUTR 802 ADV. NUTRITION INTERVENTION AND POLICY RESEARCH METHODS II (2)
Prerequisite, NUTR 801. Selected topics in nutrition intervention and policy research design and evaluation; continuation of NUTR 801. Spring. IP Faculty.
Prerequisite, NUTR 801 and 802. Development of critical thinking skills in the analysis of important nutrition and policy interventions. The course will examine conceptual models, research designs, intervention strategies, and measures of effectiveness. Course may be repeated once. Fall, Spring. IP Faculty.
NUTR 809 APPLIED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS (2)
Prerequisite, permission of instructor. This course introduces students to qualitative research methods with an emphasis on their use in nutrition-related programmatic research. The course will use a combination of didactic, interactive and applied techniques to teach knowledge and skills relevant to qualitative research. Spring. Bentley.
NUTR 810 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH (3)
Prerequisite, EPID 600 or equivalent. This course provides an overview of major issues in physical activity measurement, population distribution, correlates, impacts (physically and economically), and public health recommendations. Interventions, including relevant theories, will be reviewed. Spring. Ward and Hales.
Prerequisite, permission of the instructor. Understanding of the role and application of both theory and empirical data in the design and development of effective behavior change interventions, with particular focus on changing nutrition behaviors. Fall. Tate.
NUTR 812 INTRODUCTION TO OBESITY: CELL TO SOCIETY (3)
Prerequisite, permission of the instructor. This course provides a broad survey of obesity research including measurement issues, biological, social and economic etiologies, health and economic consequences, and prevention and treatment of obesity. Spring. Gordon-Larsen and Swick.
NUTR 813 NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)
Prerequisites, EPID 600 or 710 and BIOS 600 or equivalent. This course introduces basic methods of dietary assessment, reviews various topics in nutrition epidemiology and teaches the skills needed for critical evaluation of the nutritional epidemiologic literature. Spring. Mendez and Slining.
Prerequisites, EPID 710, EPID 715, NUTR/EPID 813 and BIOS 600. Examines epidemiology research on the causes, consequences, and prevention of obesity. Emphasis on methodological issues pertinent to obesity research. Spring, alternating years. Stevens.
NUTR 815 DIET AND CANCER (3)
Prerequisites, EPID 600 or 710; BIOS 600, EPID 771, and NUTR 813 (or equivalents). Examines and critically evaluates epidemiologic research on relationships of diet-related exposures with cancer etiology, prevention, and survivorship. Emphasis on skills for conducting, analyzing, and interpreting diet and cancer epidemiologic studies. Fall, alternate years. Faculty.
Prerequisites, EPID 600 or 710, NUTR 813 and BIOS 545, or permission of the instructor. Skills and techniques to study how dietary exposures, physical activity and anthropometric status relate to disease outcomes. Focus is hands on data analysis using STATA, and interpretation of results from statistical analysis. Fall, alternate years. Adair.
NUTR 820 ADVANCED PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION MANAGEMENT (3)
Prerequisite, MPH degree or permission of the instructor. Analysis of policy development and management techniques used in the public and private sectors with relevance to the development and management of nutrition policy and programs. Spring, alternate years. Faculty.
NUTR 845 NUTRITIONAL METABOLISM (3)
Prerequisite, NUTR 600 or equivalent. A problem-based approach to examine current topics in biochemistry relevant to nutrition and metabolism. Students interpret data and design experiments related to recent advances in nutritional biochemistry. Spring. Niculescu.
NUTR 851 ADV. NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY: OBESITY AND BODY WEIGHT REGULATION (2)
Prerequisites, NUTR 600 and 620; or permission of instructor. Develop a basic understanding of obesity and body weight regulation based on recent scientific advances and concepts. Topics covered will include the regulation of food intake and energy expenditure, as well as pharmacological and surgical treatments of obesity. Spring, alternate years. Swick.
NUTR 861 ADV. NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY: NUTRITION & IMMUNOLOGY (2)
Prerequisites, NUTR 600 and 620 or equivalent. Presents an understanding of basic immunology and the role of nutrition in modifying the immune response. Fall, alternate years. Beck.
NUTR 862 ADV. NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY: EPIGENETICS IN NUTRITION (2)
Prerequisite, permission of the instructor for non-majors. Introduction to epigenetic mechanisms regulating gene expression. Emphasis on the relationship between nutrition and epigenetics, and on related health outcomes. Spring, alternate years. Niculescu.
Prerequisite, NUTR 600. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Will examine the interaction of cells in the microenvironment and recent advances in the role of metabolism and inflammation. Fall, alternate years. Makowski.
NUTR 864 ADV. NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY: OXIDATIVE STRESS AND NUTRITIONAL ANTIOXIADANTS IN HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE (2)
Prerequisite, BIOL 101, CHEM 102, NUTR 400 (or equivalent). Permission of the instructor for non-majors. Provide basic information about the cellular and molecular mechanisms that are responsible for generation of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, about key cellular structures targeted by these species, and about the role of oxidative stress and antioxidants in etiology and prevention of human diseases. Fall, alternate years. Styblo.
NUTR 868 NUTRIENTS AND DISEASE: BRAIN FUNCTION AND DEVELOPMENT (2)
Prerequisites, NUTR 600 and 620 or equivalent. Seminar on nutrients that influence brain and neuron development and function. Spring, alternate years. Zeisel.
Prerequisite, permission of the instructor. Doctoral seminar to introduce federal policy strategies for monitoring and improving nutritional status of populations. Five policy areas will be covered: national nutrition objectives/planning strategies, dietary guidance, nutrition surveillance/monitoring, economic policy as related to federal feed programs, and policy analysis. Fall. Ammerman.
Prerequisites, for doctoral students permitted by instructor/prepared with PHD aims/focus. Course focuses on key elements that contribute to a successful career as a scientific researcher. These include scientific presentations, NIH proposal grant writing, evaluating published manuscripts, sources of funding, peer review, use of animals and humans in research, and scientific ethics. Fall. Zeisel, Popkin, and Ward.
This course is designed for doctoral and master of science students only. Critical review of current literature in nutritional biochemistry, intervention and policy, and population-based nutrition science. Focuses on the development of skills in reviewing and criticizing articles. Fall/Spring. Faculty.
NUTR 910 NUTRITION RESEARCH (VAR. 1-9)
Individual arrangements with faculty for doctoral students to participate in ongoing research. Fall, spring, and summer. Faculty.
NUTR 920 RESEARCH ROTATIONS FOR NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMISTRY DOCTORAL STUDENTS (VAR. 1-3)
Three laboratory or research group rotations supervised by nutritional biochemistry faculty. Provides a breadth of research experience for students prior to selecting dissertation adviser. Up to six laboratory hours per week. Fall, spring, and summer. Sheridan.
NUTR 992 MASTER'S PAPER (3)
Fall, spring, and summer. Faculty.
NUTR 993 MASTER'S THESIS (3)
Fall, spring, and summer. Faculty.
NUTR 994 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (3)
Fall, spring, and summer. Faculty.
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