Nutrition Assessment Laboratory
David L. Gee, PhD
Professor and Program Director
of Food Science and Nutrition
NUTR 442 - NUTRITION ASSESSMENT LABORATORY
Instructor: David Gee, PhD
Office: 109 PE Building
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Overview of current tools for nutritional assessment with laboratory experience.
1. Student will develop a basic understanding of the scientific principles of the various methods of nutritional assessment.
2. Student will understand the advantages, limitations, and applicability of the various methods.
3. Student will be able to apply the tools of nutritional assessment to clinical cases including it's use in the planning, intervention, and evaluation of patient care.
Nutritional Assessment. 3rd ed. R. Lee & D. Nieman. 2003.
|1||Introduction to Nutritional Assessment.||no lab|
|Anthropometric Assessment.||Experiment 1 - Anthropometric Assessment|
|3||Assessment of Body Composition I|
Assessment of Body Composition II
|Experiment 3 - Assessment of Body Composition Laboratory II|
|5||Biochemical Assessment of Vitamins and Minerals and other Blood Chemistry Tests||
No laboratory this week!
|Assessment of Diabetes mellitus and the Glucose Tolerance Test||Experiment 6 - Fasting Plasma Glucose and the Glucose Tolerance Test|
Biochemical Assessment: 442\protein.ppt
Iron and Protein Assessment
|Experiment 5 - Biochemical Assessment: Assessment of Protein and Iron Status|
|9||Assessment of Energy Expenditure||Experiment 4 - Assessment of Energy Needs|
|10||Coronary Heart Disease Risk Assessment.||Experiment 7 - Assessment of Coronary Heart Disease Risk|
7 reports, 20 points each
|Exam 1||100 points|
|Final Exam||100 points|
(full attendance is expected; missing a lab will result in a deduction
of 10 points from the laboratory report (if turned in). Laboratory reports
are due at the beginning of the following lab period. A 10% deduction
will be made for every day the report is late.
|Grading Scale||Letter Grade|
|80-89%||B+, B, B-|
|65-79%||C+, C, C-|
|55-64%||D+, D, D-|
The format of the laboratory reports in NUTR 442 will give the students the opportunity to present their findings using the SOAP format that is commonly used in clinical settings. Typically, SOAP notes are written in a very cryptic/abbreviated form in order for both the writer and reader to save time. In this class, your SOAP notes will be brief but written in a narrative form with complete sentences. Your laboratory reports are required to be typed, except for calculations. These calculations should be hand written (but neat) and be on separate attached pages. Most of you will use the same subjects for each weeks laboratory. You may wish to keep adding to your SOAP notes every week so that your assessment and plan builds on the growing amount of data you are collecting for each subject. If you do your reports this way, please use bold or italics to indicate all new information for that week.
Objective(s) of Experiment for that week
SOAP notes on each subject
Subjective: Pertinent information obtained from patient or patient’s family or significant other. The subjective data expresses the patient’s perception of a problem.
Objective: Factual information relevant to the problem that can be confirmed by others. This section includes laboratory values, physical findings and observations by health professionals. Factual nutrition information found in this section could include dietary intake, anthropometric information, calculations of nutrient needs, and observed difficulties in eating.
Assessment: The health care provider's evaluation or interpretation of the subjective and objective data. The health care provider uses his/her professional judgment about a certain problem.
Plan: The specific course of action to be taken based
on the subjective and objective data as well as the assessment made.
The plan may include any further workup needed (additional tests), therapy
(suggested dietary changes), and patient education.