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Dietetics and Food Management Discipline Courses Details

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DFM 253 : Nutrition in Health and Disease

Prerequisites: One semester of chemistry, physiology, or consent of instructor.
Description: Nutrient needs for maintaining positive nutritional status. Diets to fit specific health needs. Primary nutritional care. Use of self-paced learning materials and computer assisted instruction. For students in health professions.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DFM 350 : Advanced Nutrition I

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; grades of C or better in BIOL 212/BIOL 213, CHEM 349, DFM 253, and MATH 124; DFM majors/minors.
Description: Research in human nutrient requirements and metabolic interrelationships of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids found in foods. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

DFM 352 : Foods, Production, and Service

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with CFS/HTM 352. For course description, see CFS 352. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix.) (Formerly DFM 250.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Food, Cuisine, and Culture
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DFM 357 : Experimental Food Study

Prerequisites: Graduating senior; grade of C or better in CHEM 130, DFM 352, and MATH 124.
Description: Food components and their interactions. Chemical and physical principles applied to foods. Recipe testing and formulation. Developments of experimental attitudes and techniques applicable to food science. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DFM 450 : Advanced Nutrition II

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIOL 212/213, CHEM 349, DFM 253, and MATH 124; graduating senior.
Description: Research in human nutrient requirements and metabolic interrelationships of vitamins, minerals, water and non-nutritive substances found in foods.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DFM 451 : Community Nutrition and Assessment

Prerequisites: DFM 450 (may be taken concurrently); graduating senior.
Description: Nutritional assessment applied to community and clinical settings. Assessment protocols and practice. Nutrition counseling strategies, program planning and evaluation, legislation and public policy. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DFM 458 : Management of Quantity Food Purchasing and Production

Prerequisites: DFM 352 with grade of C or better.
Description: Implementation of purchasing, specifications and procedures related to quantity food production, management, menu planning, standardized recipes, merchandising, cost and quality control. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. This course is offered as DFM 458 and HTM 448. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DFM 484 : Medical Nutrition Therapy I

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in DFM 253, CHEM 349, BIOL 212/213; graduating senior.
Description: The health care team and roles in nutritional care of clients in various settings. Assessment strategies and record keeping for clinical dietetics. Quality assurance. Nutrition education for outpatient clients.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DFM 485 : Medical Nutrition Therapy II

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIOL 212/213, CHEM 349, DFM 253, DFM 484, DFM 450 or concurrent; graduating senior.
Description: Analyzing and integrating research in nutritional diet therapy. Application to health care in clinical/community environments. Designing dietary components of patient care plans. Diet counseling techniques.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

DFM 655 : Nutrition Education and Communication

Prerequisites: Graduating senior; foundation requirements; JEPET or ENG 411/ENG 414, or DFM 353 GW.
Description: Objectives, methods, resources, and evaluation techniques for educational programs in commercial/community settings in dietetics. Knowledge, attitudes and skills as a dietetic educator. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

DFM 751 : Seminar in Nutritional Assessment Across the Lifespan

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree and admission to the dietetics certificate program.
Description: Nutritional assessment of patients and clients in the community. Assessment of children, adults and the older adult. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

DFM 755 : Seminar in Human Nutrition and Metabolism

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree and admission to certificate program.
Description: Nutrition and the metabolism of nutrients in varying stages of wellness. Recent research related to energy nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and non-nutritive substances. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

DFM 758 : Seminar in Foodservice and Nutrition Program Management

Prerequisites: Admission to the dietetics certificate program.
Description: Organization and administration of quantity foodservice in acute, intermediate, and residential care facilities serving older adults. Quality control of food and the foodservice environment. Merchandising and marketing of food in non-profit and for-profit settings.
Units: 3

DFM 785 : Seminar in Medical Nutrition Therapy

Prerequisites: Baccalaureate degree and admission to the dietetics certificate program.
Description: Medical nutrition therapy for patients and clients in acute care settings. Practical aspects of nutritional assessment and care planning. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3

DFM 881 : Internship in Dietetics

Prerequisites: baccalaureate degree and admission to the certificate program.
Description: Field experience in dietetics in private/public for-profit or non-profit organizations which enable acquisition of knowledge and performance competencies required by The American Dietetic Association. May be repeated for a total of 15 units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 5-6
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