CHS 456 Nutrition Education

CHS 456

CHS 456 Nutrition Education

(3 Credit Hours), 2nd   Semester 1432 H

Date/ Time: Monday  8:00 am- 10:00 pm

Location: BB (2) Classroom

Instructor: Ms. Mazna A. AlMarzooqi

Office: 30A1

Phone: 4355010 Ext: 851, Email: malmarzooqi@ksu.edu.sa

Office Hours: Sun. & Wed. from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Course overview and Objectives

Course overview 

This course aims at introducing students to the theories and skills necessary to design and implement nutrition education programs. It shows how nutrition education can facilitate dietary changes in a group of people. It introduces students to nutrition education basics, definition, history, aims field and challenges

The course introduces students to the science of nutrition, its application in health education process. The students will learn about nutrition education definition, rationale, impact, role of health educator and nutrition services, and nutritional population problems. Also, the need of Nutrition Education programs in KSA will be explored. Specific educational needs of patients' population with specific health conditions will be emphasized. Also it discusses nutrition education methods, approaches in nutrition counseling and nutrition education challenges

Course objectives (Intended Learning Outcomes of Course)

1- Cognitive objectives

  Identify basic elements of communication to influence behavior

  Describe nutrition  education  and health education processes

  Compare between the role of  a health educator and nutrition education specialist

  Identify the behavioral theories, and how it's important to build theoretical educational program

2- Affective objectives

  Explain how a health educator can help a client with nutritional problems related to certain health conditions

  List steps a client can take to implement nutrition education

  List all nutrition educational needs of  different patients populations

  List the need, rationale and the meaning for Nutrition education

  Describe nutrition education and health education processes

  Explain theories of nutrition education

3- Psychomotor, Interpersonal, Communication Skills

  Develop communication skills; identify personal habits and choices that promote well being

  Demonstrate Motivational skills with clients

  List how a nutrition educator can help a client with nutritional problems related to certain health conditions

  List steps a client can take to implement nutrition education

  Demonstrate 3 teaching methods nutrition educators can use to help clients learn better

  Write an education plan

  Conduct an effective patient education session on at least one nutritional problem

Course Description

Topics to be Covered

 

Topic

No of

Weeks

Contact hours

Nutrition education: definition, rational, history, needand effectiveness Role of nutrition educators

1

2

What is public health nutrition and Health promotion? Planning nutrition education. Competencies and skills of nutrition education and nutrition education specialists

2

2

Health communication, Communication skills

3

2

 Theories of human behavior and health choices. Health belief model, Theory of planned behavior –motivation—stages of change                

4

2

Midterm-one

5

2

Social Cognitive Theory /Trantheoretical model and stages of change/ Diffusion of Innovations Theory

6

2

Planning- objectives- preparing teaching plan

7

 

Needs assessment- educational assessment Assessing patients and family needs, coping techniques

8

2

Holiday

9

2

Implementation

10

2

Evaluation-documentation

11

2

Community service (Practicum)

12

2

Evaluating Community Coalitions and Partnerships

13

2

Preparing educational materials

14

2

                Final Exam

15

3

Prerequisites: Non

Requirements: Attend class and submitting assignments

Recommended Texts

Nutrition Education: Linking Research, Theory & Practice. Isobel R. Contento. 2007

References Material (Journals, Reports, etc)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

Electronic Materials, Web Sites etc

http://www.cdc.gov

http://www.who.int/en

http://www.apha.org

http://americannutritionassociation.org

Other learning material such as computer-based programs/CD, professional standards/regulations

http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/default.aspx

Grades will be determined on the following

Assignments:  10 %

 Midterm Exam: 20%

Community Services (Practicum): 25%

Attendance and attitude: 5%

Final Exam: 40%

Total: 100%

Grading

A* = 100- 95%   A= 94- 90%   B* = 89- 85%   B= 84- 80%   C* = 79- 75%   C= 74- 70%  D* = 69- 65%  D= 64- 60%  F = < 60%

Date(s) of exams

 Mid-Term: Week 5

 Final: Week: Week 15

Attendance

Students will be expected to attend all scheduled classes. Unexcused absences and being late for a class will result in penalty points. 1 point for every unexcused absence and 0.5 point for every time a student arrives to class late

Assignments

Students have to prepare an essay of 3000-5000 words about a topic assigned by the lecturer to the students considering certain issues like proper grammar, proper use of citing also assignment must be typed (Times New Roman- 12 pt font size). Late submission will automatically receive a 2 point deduction

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