NUTR 106: Nutrition In Healthcare II

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Natural Science

Exploration of the relationship between nutrition, health, and well-being, with a focus on the healthcare team member's role in assisting clients to maintain optimal health across the lifespan. Nutritional strategies to support clients experiencing acute/chronic illness will be discussed. Taught in an integrated format with NURS 102.

Grading Basis

Acceptance to the Nursing Program and concurrent enrollment with the following: NURS 102, NURS 152, NUTR 106, PHARM 102

Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  • Antepartum healthcare: nutrition and weight gain
  • Newborn healthcare: newborn feeding
  • Nutritional requirements; obesity and malnutrition
  • Nutrition and lifestyle changes that encourage cardiopulmonary wellness or disease control
  • Role of healthcare provider with special diets and nutritional support of:
    • Cardiac disease, hypertension, and heart failure
    • Cardiopulmonary disease
    • Diabetes
    • Thyroid problems
    • Electrolyte imbalance
    • Cultural, ethnic and religious influences
    • Fluid and electrolytes