Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-1322- Section: 01
Nutrition and Therapy
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Richard Pollock
Phone(409) 984-6305
Location:Education Annex - Room: 114
Hours:Monday through Friday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm; Tuesday and Thursday 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description This course introduces general nutritional concepts in health ad disease and includes practical applications of that knowledge. Special emphasis is given to nutrients and nutritional processes including functions, food sources, digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Food safety, availability, and nutritional information including food labels, advertising, and nationally established guidelines are addressed.
Prerequisites Reading
Learning Outcomes The student will be able to:

1. Recognize and apply an understanding of the nutrients and their functions (PSLOs 1, 2, 3, & 4 as measured by embedded test questions, & diet analysis assignment).

a. Identify and classify the major nutrients.

b. Identify functions of the major nutrients.

c. Identify sources of the major nutrients.

2. Describe major tools, guides, and recommendations used in planning and selecting balanced diets (PSLOs 1, 2, 3, & 4 as measured by embedded test questions, diet analysis assignment).

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the specific components of the GI systems and their functions as related to the digestion system and metabolism (PSLO Alpha, 1, & 2 as measured by embedded test questions and teamwork pop quizzes).

a. Describe digestion, absorption, and metabolism of the major nutrients.

4. Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of nutrition through the life cycle of a person (PSLOs 1, 2, 3, & 4 as measured by embedded test questions and teamwork pop quizzes).

a. Explain factors which influence nutrient needs at various stages of the life cycle.

5. Describe the nutritional assessment process (PSLO Alpha, 1, 2, & as measured by embedded test questions & teamwork pop quizzes).

6. Explain the effects that various illnesses have on nutritional status (PSLO 1, 2, & 3 as measured by embedded test questions, teamwork pop quizzes).

7. Identify characteristics and indications for use of the various modified diets (PSLO 1, 2, 3 as measured by embedded test questions, teamwork pop quizzes).

8. Apply knowledge of various types of specialized feedings used for patients, including enteral, parenteral, and therapeutic diets (PSLO 1, & 2 as measured by embedded test questions & teamwork pop quizzes).

9. Demonstrate an understanding of reading material assigned including relevant terminology (PSLO Alpha as measured by pre-test & post-test).
Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills, Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills, Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.

Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.

PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills, Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.

PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.

Textbooks Nutrition & Diet Therapy by DeBruyne/Pinna/Whitney (7th or 8th or 9th Edition)
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Nutrition 1322 Section 01
Week of Aug. 27----------Chapter 1 (Overview of Nutrition) Chapter 2 (Carbs.)
Week of Sept. 3-------------Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 (Fats-Lipids)
Week of Sept. 10--------------Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 (Proteins)
Week of Sept. 17------------ Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 (Proteins)
Practical Exam #1 on Sept. 21 (Chapters 1-4)
Week of Sept. 24------Chapter 5 (Digestive & Absorption) and Chapter 6 (Meta.)
Week of Oct. 1-------Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 (Weight Management)
Week of Oct. 8--------Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 (Vitamins)
Week of Oct. 15-------Chapter 8 and Chapter 9 (Water & Minerals)
Practical Exam #2 on Oct. 19 (Chapters 5-9)
Week of Oct. 22--------Chapter 11 (Pregnancy) and Chapter 12 (Infancy-Adolescence)
Week of Oct. 29-------Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 (Later Adulthood)
Week of Nov. 5-------Chapter 13 and Chapter 14 (Illness & Nutrition Care)
Week of Nov.12--- Chapter 14 and Chapter 15 (Medications & Herbs & Diet drug Interactions)
Practical Exam #3 on Nov. 16 (Chapters 11-15)
Week of Nov. 19---Chapter 16 (Enteral & Parenteral Nut.) and Chapter 17 (Upper G.I. Disorders)
Week of Nov. 26-----Chapter 17 and Chapter 18 (Diets for Lower G.I. Tract Disorders)
Week of Dec. 3-----Chapter 18 and Chapter 19 (Carbs. & Fat Modified Diets) Chapter 20 (Nutrition Therapy for Liver & Gallbladder)

Final Exam Dec. 12 @ 8:00-10:30 am (50%, Chapters 16-20) and (50%, Choosing the healthiest diet for a single day: A literature review)
Final Exam Date December 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
There will be four (4) main practical exams during the semester and pop tests possible during every lecture. I will drop your lowest three (3) pop tests. The average of your pop tests are worth one practical exam. Your final grade will be the average of your four (4) practicals & the average of your highest pop tests. Formula = P1 + P2 + P3 + P4 + (Avg. of the pop tests) (divided by 5) = final course grade. A final comprehinsive test will only be given if a student is sick and misses a practical. If a student misses two practicals, then that student takes a zero and then takes the comprehensive final to replace the other zero for the missed practicals. No make-up practical exams or pop tests are allowed for the week without a legitimate hospital excuse. Students cannot take the comprehensive final to replace a practical exam that they have already taken. The comprehensive final is only allowed to replace one lab practical that was missed due to illness. Make-up practicals are only allowed with a legitimate, approved, and signed hospital excuse.

Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy Roll will be taken every class. I will recommend to the my department chair that a student be dropped from the class if they miss too many classes. Only exceptible excuses are approved because of college-sponsored academic activities. In accordance with the Texas Education Code 51.911, a student who will be absent for observance of a "religious holy day" must notify the instructor for each class in writing no later than the fifteenth day after the first day of the semester to be excused. One make-up practical exam is permitted due to sickness. The make-up comprehensive practical, if needed, will be on the last week of class (time to be determined). If a student has taken their four practicals for the semester, then no make-up comprehensive final is allowed to be taken to improve final class grades.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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Other 1. I will not discuss your grades over the phone, email, or in class. If you want to discuss how I graded your test, you must come to my office, in person.
2. Use Scantron 882E
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5. Please don't go to our library and printout the PowerPoint slides. Ask Kenneth Lisby in the library computer lab before you printout in color. It's too expensive for the college for each student to printout hundreds of slides. Just study the slides from your computer or smartphone.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.