NUTR 4240 – Medical Nutrition Therapy I at Clemson University is an undergraduate course that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of medical nutrition therapy and its application in addressing various health conditions.
The course covers a diverse range of topics essential for nutrition professionals, including:
• Foundations of Medical Nutrition Therapy
• Nutrition Assessment
• Macronutrient and Micronutrient Requirements in Health and Disease
• Dietary Modifications for Cardiovascular Diseases
• Dietary Interventions for Diabetes Mellitus
• Nutrition Support in Critical Care
• Gastrointestinal Disorders and Nutrition Therapy
• Renal Disease and Medical Nutrition Therapy
• Nutrition in Oncology
• Pediatric Nutrition Therapy
Students enrolled in NUTR 4240 will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to assess nutritional needs, develop therapeutic nutrition plans, and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for individuals with various medical conditions. The course emphasizes evidence-based practice and the integration of scientific principles into the field of nutrition.
Designed for students pursuing careers in nutrition and dietetics, as well as those interested in the intersection of nutrition and healthcare, NUTR 4240 offers a solid foundation in medical nutrition therapy. It equips students with the tools to critically analyze nutritional research, apply the scientific method to nutritional assessment, and make informed decisions in clinical settings.
Throughout the course, ethical considerations in the practice of medical nutrition therapy are explored, ensuring that students develop a strong understanding of the responsibilities and ethical considerations associated with providing nutritional guidance in healthcare settings.