Nutrition for Nurses

NURS106 – Nutrition for Nurses

Program on which the course is given: Bachelor of Nursing.
Major or Minor element of programs: N.A.
Department offering the program: Nursing Department.
Department offering the course: Nursing Department.
Level number/Semester: Spring

Basic Information
Title: Nutrition for nurses.                                     
Code: NURS 106.
Credit Hours: 2.                                      
Lecture/week: 2 hours/week.
Tutorial/week: N.A.                           
Practical/Clinical/week: N.A.
Duration (No. of weeks): 14 weeks.                        

Professional Information
Overall Aims of Course
This course provides the scientific fundamentals of the current understanding of nutrition. The course discusses the needs and the characteristics of the major nutrients-carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water and describes their dietary roles. Furthermore, it addresses the topics of energy balance and the evaluation of nutritional status.  Emphasis is placed on the multiple factors that influence food intake. The role and function of nutrients in health promotion and wellness throughout the life cycle are also included. The concept of health and nutrition and the role of diet in the development of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. are emphasized as well.

Teaching and Learning Methods
Group discussion.
Group activity.  

List of References
• J. Mann and S. Truswell (2nd edition, 2002). Essentials of Human Nutrition.  Oxford University Press.
• Shils, Olson, Shike, and Ross (Eds.), (1999). Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th edition. Williams and Wilkins.
• Dudek, s. (2007). Nutrition essentials for Nursing practice.( 5th ed.).New York: Lippincott Williams& Wilkins
• Shubhangi Joshi, Nutrition and Dietetics 2nd edition, Tata McGraw – Hill publishing company Limited, New Delhi, 2002.
• C. Gopalan, B. V. Ramasastri and S.C. Balasubramanian Nutritive value of Indian Foods, National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, Hyderabad 1999.
• Joshi V.D. Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics vora medical publications, 1999.
• Kusum Gupta (L. C.Guple, Abhishek Gupta) Food and Nutrition Facts and Figures, 5th edition Jaypee brothers Medical publications (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India 2003.

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