Nutrition and Epidemiology

This course is designed to explore nutrition's role in the prevention and rehabilitation of a variety of diseases including: hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer. The course will explore the etiology and progression of these diseases and facilitate an understanding of how nutrition may be prescribed for the care of individuals with these diseases. A portion of the course will be devoted to analyzing case studies and guiding the student through the process of nutritional management. Students will be required to perform a review of literature on a specific disease, which they will then present to the class.