Nutrition in Life Span

NUTR 310 - Nutrition in Life Span.                                         

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Nutrition in Life Span.                     
Code:                          NUTR 310.
Hours:                         Lec – 3 Hr.    Lab –0 Hrs.   Cln – 0 Hr.    Cr. Hr. – 3.
Prerequisite:                NUTR 212.
Level/Semester:           2nd   level - Spring.
Department offering the course:    Nutrition & Dietetics - Faculty of Health Sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course focuses on the nature, composition and specific needs of individuals throughout their life span. It covers the physiological changes and requirements during infancy, childhood and adolescence, adulthood and the elderly with special emphasis, on the needs during periods of physiological stress such as pregnancy and lactation.

COURSE AIM:
The course aims at gaining knowledge in nutrition during the normal life cycle. The course will review major biological issues of importance from the standpoint view of human nutrition in pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adults, and elderly. The course will focus on the physiological changes, nutritional requirements, and nutrition-related health problems and nutritional problems throughout life cycle. The role of proper feeding and nutrition throughout life cycle will be stressed.   

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Lectures
Practical exercises
Assigned reading  

LIST OF REFERENCES:
Judith E. Brown,  Janet Isaacs,  Bea Krinke,  Ellen Lechtenberg,  Maureen Murtaugh Nutrition Through the Life Cycle, Cengage Learning; 5 edition  2014.
Kathleen Mahan L, Raymond Janice L, Escott-Stump Sylvia. Krause’s Food and the nutrition care process. Saunders; 13th edition 2013
Ross C et al. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. 11th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012.
Rolfes SR, Pinna K, Whitney E. Understanding normal and clinical nutrition. 10th edition. Australia, United States: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning: 2015.

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
http://www.fao.org/home/en/
http://www.who.int/topics/nutrition/en/
Nutrition care manuals pediatrics ( available from BAU iconnect)
http://iconnect.bau.edu.lb/tag.fca4d0921054198e.render.userLayoutRootNode.uP?uP_root=root&uP_sparam=activeTab&activeTab=u11l1s2&uP_tparam=frm&frm