Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

DIT-114 - Medical Nutrition Therapy (4 credits)
This course introduces the student to the concept of modifying the general diet to meet various medical conditions. Principles of patient interviewing, analysis of the patient's nutritional needs, and the interpretation of food restrictions in menu planning and food shopping are presented. The physical, psychological, and social needs of the patient are presented with emphasis on its nutritional consequences. This course includes the study of nutritional care of the patient with upper and lower gastrointestinal disorders, weight management, diabetes and related endocrine disorders, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, enteral feeding, TPN, liver disorders, renal disease, cancer, AIDS/HIV, and feeding disabilities. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

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