Nutrition
Electives

HNUT 507 Nutrition in Healthy Aging (3 qh): This course introduces students to the importance of providing individualized nutrition care along the continuum of functionality to the growing number of older adults with diverse health status, ranging from healthy and active to chronically ill and/or disabled. The basic fundamentals of health and wellness promotion and considerations of disease pathophysiology and nutrition therapy as they apply to older adults will be reviewed. The unique nutritional requirements of community dwelling and institutionalized older adults and factors influencing food intake and nutrition requirements will be explored. Development of skills needed to work with this diverse population with various health conditions, social and economic resources, and diverse cultures will be stressed.

HNUT 508 Cultural Dimensions of Health (3 qh): The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends that nutrition professionals be prepared to address the issues of culture and health disparities in their practice. This course will explore the various food, nutrition and health habits of different cultural and ethnic groups. It will cover the effect that culture and religion play in health and health disparities. The changing demographics of the U.S. population will be reviewed with a goal of meeting healthcare and nutritional needs for all.

HNUT 525 Assessment and Evaluation in Education (3 qh)*: This course is designed to provide skills and tools for the evaluation of a variety of structures, processes and outcomes of education and other evaluands. The course will enable the student to effectively develop the appropriate skills and apply the theories, concepts and models related to evaluation and assessment in a variety of settings and situations (offered summer quarter).
Prerequisite: Instructional Design or permission of Instructor.

HNUT 542 Complementary Medicine and Dietary Supplements (3 qh):  This course is an overview of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that includes alternative medical systems, holistic, integrative, mind-body interventions and biologically based therapies including a variety of herbs and dietary supplements such as botanicals, vitamins, minerals. The regulatory policies relating to safety of the therapies will be discussed. An evidence-based process will be used to analyze associated benefits and regulatory concerns.

HNUT 554 Nutrition in Critical Care (3 qh)**: An in-depth review of the theory and application of the forms and components of specialized nutrition support in the treatment of various disease conditions (offered spring quarter).
Prerequisites: HNUT 580 Evaluating Research, HPTH 501 Practical Statistics and the RD credential or permission of instructor.

HNUT 576 Nutrition in Human Physical Performance (3 qh): This course focuses on the role of nutrition in the physiological and metabolic responses of the body to a wide range of physical activity. Macronutrient, micronutrient and fluid needs associated with physical activity and the nutritional needs of special athletic populations will be addressed. Topics such as the role of physical activity in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health and wellness, the use of supplements in athletes, and exercise prescription for health conditions will also be discussed.

HHCM 510 Global Health (3 qh): This course is designed to introduce students to progress made in improving human health world-wide and understanding the challenges that remain. Students will focus on learning the principles and measures of health improvement, global health themes and diseases, the impact of disease on populations such as women and children, and how they can work as interprofessional team members to address these issues (offered winter quarter).

HHCM 511 Healthcare Management in Non-Hospital Settings (3 qh): While the hospital is the centerpiece of the health care system, so much health care is delivered outside this setting. Students will be introduced to many healthcare services outside the traditional setting of the hospital and gain knowledge of the operations of such healthcare settings. The course will be divided into four parts: traditional care, diagnosing, acute-care treatment and chronic care and within each area students will explore the basic operations of various health care settings such as outpatient clinics and surgical centers, pharmacies, outpatient laboratories, chiropractic centers, adult day care and hospice care (offered fall quarter). 

HHCM 517 Management Ethics (3 qh): The curriculum will provide and overview of bioethics including a broad range of potential concerns in which the healthcare manager may become involved. This encompasses a familiarization with bioethics nomenclature, understanding the ethical decision-making process, and developing an appreciation for the ethical challenges of administrators and clinical practitioners. Legal and risk management issues surrounding ethical dilemmas in healthcare organizations will be examined in addition to the roles of institutional ethics committees and consultants (offered winter quarter).

HHCM 519 Practice Management (3 qh): Practice Management offers the essential elements and support for successful healthcare practice concentrating on facility management and organizational skills. Topics will include the organizational management landscape and management functions such as planning and decision-making, organizing, staffing and budgeting. This course will also address practical concerns such as committees and teams and human resource management considerations such as training and development, retention and recruitment, and communication. This elective course establishes a foundation for growth and professional opportunity for the health management professional (offered fall quarter).

HHCM 522 Healthcare Delivery Systems (3 qh): The historical evolution of health services provides the backdrop for the core focus of this course: the study of the healthcare system. The curriculum includes an analysis of the current changes in the healthcare environment and the problems affecting the delivery of healthcare in the United States that create a demand for government action. A study of the process of policy formation underscores the complexity and difficulty of government action. Economic and political approaches to health policy analysis will be discussed. The concepts of cost access and quality will be threaded throughout the course (offered winter quarter).

HHCM 524 Organizational Behavior and Human Resources (3 qh): This course in organizational behavior (OB), and human resources (HR), is designed to introduce students to organizational behavior theory, organizational communication and human resource management principles to effectively lead and manage an organization. Students will apply management and leadership techniques garnered from successful healthcare organizations to understand practice management function, including: understanding employee behavior and motivation, assessing performance, employing groups and teams, operationalizing communication, evaluating conflict, and making appropriate business decisions. The HR functions of planning, recruiting, selecting, training, and appraising will be emphasized. Realistic case studies, collaborative discussions, practical research and peer reviews will be used to develop students' skills in OB and HR management. Other topics will include rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, and future needs (offered spring quarter).

 

* Elective for Clinical Nutrition Track Only

**Elective for Nutrition Education Track Only

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