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DIT 2625 Medical Nutrition Therapy I

Medical nutrition therapy for physiologic stress, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease and disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Content includes modified texture/therapeutic feeding strategies, dietary interventions for swallowing difficulties and enteral/parenteral/IV feeding routes. Incorporates the nutrition care process with emphasis on nutritional assessments, minimum data sets, care assessment triggers and care plans.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: DIT 1630  Restricted to Majors 


  • Transpose regular menus to altered textured consistencies and calorie/nutrient controlled for swallowing, diabetic, cardiac, and upper gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Calculate basic enteral, parenteral, and IV formulas.
  • Interpret medical terminology and laboratory parameters relating to nutrition and disease.
  • Describe nutrient-nutrient and drug-nutrient interactions.
  • Describe the medical nutrition therapies for physiological stress, diabetes, cardiac disease and disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3