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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Human Nutrition (Non-Thesis) — Dietetics Credentialing (83 credits)

Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

Required Courses (74 credits)

  • EDPC 501 Helping Relationships (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : A course in the basic principles of human relationships and communication skills, approached from a theoretical and experimental viewpoint. An emphasis will be given to training in basic listening skills, interviewing techniques, and the interpretation of non-verbal behaviour and communication.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Antonio Bernardelli (Fall)

    • Offered through Continuing Studies
  • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : This course will cover the major nutritional problems in developing countries. The focus will be on nutrition and health and emphasize young children and other vulnerable groups. The role of diet and disease for each major nutritional problem will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Grace Marquis (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures and one seminar
    • Prerequisite: For undergraduate students, consent of instructor required
  • NUTR 503 Bioenergetics and the Lifespan (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Multidisciplinary approach that integrates principles of bioenergetics with nutrition through the lifespan.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Hugues Plourde (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: Undergraduate Basic Biochemistry (3 credits), Undergraduate Mammalian Physiology (EDKP 331 or PHGY 210 or ANSC 323), Undergraduate Introductory Nutrition (EDKP 392 or NUTR 207 or NUTR 307).
  • NUTR 511 Nutrition and Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Discussion of knowledge in the area of nutrition and behaviour through lectures and critical review of recent literature; to discuss the theories and controversies associated with relevant topics; to understand the limitations of our knowledge. Topics such as diet and brain biochemistry, stress, feeding behaviour and affective disorders will be included.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 2 lectures and one seminar
    • Prerequisite: NUTR 445 for undergraduate students or consent of instructor
  • NUTR 513 Credentialing in Dietetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Theoretical and practical integration of knowledge and skills required during graduate professional practice. Includes clinical assessment and nutritional monitoring techniques, analysis of interviewing and counseling situations, and application of management information systems and quality assurance procedures.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Maureen Rose (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken NUTR 611.
  • NUTR 515 Dietetics French Examination (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Examination of French skills for the practice of dietetics. Testing will include definitions, comprehension of scientific articles, writing, conversation, and reading of and charting in medical records. Students are encouraged to take French courses as needed in the School of Continuing Studies or the French Language Centre at McGill.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Only open to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing program.
  • NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 (5 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Pathophysiology and clinical nutrition intervention for various disease conditions including dysphagia, gastrointestinal and liver disease, diabetes mellitus, renal disease and other.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kristine G Koski, Hope Weiler (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Two 2.5-hour lectures
    • Prerequisites: NUTR 344 and ANSC 424
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken NUTR 445
    • This course includes a fee of $300 for the purchase of professional diet manuals available only to ASPEN (American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition), ADA (American Dietetics Association), DC (Dietitians of Canada) or OPDQ (Ordre Professionnel des Dietetistes du Quebec) members certified to instruct qualifying students in Dietetics. These manuals are not available to the general public, hence the School is responsible for procuring these necessary materials. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period as long as the manuals are intact.
  • NUTR 602 Nutritional - Status Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : The understanding and evaluation of dietary and anthropometric indices used in the nutritional assessment of individuals and groups.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Hope Weiler, Katherine Gray-Donald (Winter)

    • 1 lecture and 1 lab
    • Prerequisites: courses in human nutrition, biochemistry and physiology.
  • NUTR 606 Human Nutrition Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Basic approaches, philosophy and techniques used in nutrition research with human population groups. The course will include the formation and criticism of designs for research, sampling techniques, measurement and analysis issues and human research ethics.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Katherine Gray-Donald (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: A graduate course in statistics or permission of the instructor.
  • NUTR 612 Graduate Professional Practice 2 Management (8 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Assessment, planning, implementation, communication and evaluation in management of Food and Nutrition Systems. Focus is on application of management theory in dietetic practice.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Maureen Rose (Fall) Maureen Rose, Sandy Phillips (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUTR 513
    • Restriction: Limited to students registered in the Graduate Diploma in R.D. Credentialing.
    • The course NUTR 612 includes a $125 fee for the working manual. The fee is essentially for printing costs and for the purchase of copyrighted material used in the preparation of the package. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period as long as the manual is intact.
  • NUTR 613 Graduate Professional Practice 3 Clinical Nutrition (14 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Assessment, planning, implementation, communication and evaluation of clinical nutrition care. Focus is on application of medical nutritional therapy for individuals and groups with a variety of disease states.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Maureen Rose, Hugues Plourde, Joane Routhier (Fall) Maureen Rose, Sandy Phillips (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUTR 513
    • Restriction: Limited to students registered in Graduate Diploma in R.D. Credentialing.
    • The course NUTR 613 includes a $125 fee for the working manual. The fee is essentially for printing costs and for the purchase of copyrighted material used in the preparation of the package. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period as long as the manual is intact.
  • NUTR 614 Graduate Professional Practice 4 Community Nutrition (8 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Assessment, planning, implementation, communication, and evaluation of public health and community nutrition programs for a variety of individuals and population groups. Focus is on intervention strategies and their evaluation.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Maureen Rose (Fall) Maureen Rose, Sandy Phillips (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUTR 513
    • Restriction: Limited to students registered in the Graduate Diploma in R.D. Credentialing.
    • The course NUTR 614 includes a $125 fee for the working manual. The fee is essentially for printing costs and for the purchase of copyrighted material used in the preparation of the package. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period as long as the manual is intact.
  • NUTR 626 Professional Dietetics Writing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Writing and submission of a professional article, for a named journal, on a contemporary clinical nutrition practice topic. The article must demonstrate competent critiquing of the current literature and evidence grading. Practice and guidance will be given in weekly seminars.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Maureen Rose (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: NUTR651
    • Restriction: Only open to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing program.
  • NUTR 627 Professional Dietetics Presentation (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Development and presentation of a contemporary clinical nutrition topic, based on the research and conclusions from a literature review and an evidence-based practice article. Practice and guidance will be given in weekly seminars.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: NUTR651; NUTR626.
    • Restriction: Only open to students enrolled in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing program.
  • NUTR 628 Dietetics Comprehensive Examination (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : A case-based examination at the McGill Simulation Centre to assess basic proficiency in nutritional assessment; nutrition care planning, implementation, and evaluation; professional practice skills; and medical records management. Students will complete nutrition care in a simulated situation for specific nutrition related conditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing program and who have successfully completed semesters 1, 2, and 3 of the program with a CGPA of 3.5.
  • NUTR 629 Professional Dietetics Project (6 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : A team project (3 or 4 students). Interventions and outcomes, or development and evaluation of tools and resources for dietetics practice, in a clinical or community nutrition setting, with individuals or groups as the target population. The project findings will be disseminated through a final report and a presentation to health professionals.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: NUTR628
    • Restrictions: Only open to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing program.
  • NUTR 651 M.Sc. (Applied) Nutrition 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Review of literature and problem definition for both the project option or for placement preparation for practicum option. This course relates to the Human Nutrition M.Sc. (Applied) degree and is required for both project and practicum options.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Louise Thibault (Fall) Louise Thibault (Winter)

    • Corequisites: NUTR 606, NUTR 695
  • NUTR 660 M.Sc. (Applied) Nutrition 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Oral presentation. This presentation relates to the Human Nutrition M.Sc. (Applied) degree, project and practicum options.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Louise Thibault (Fall) Louise Thibault (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: NUTR 653; NUTR 659 or NUTR 655
  • NUTR 695 Human Nutrition Seminar 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Students will present a recent original research article in which the methods and data presentation will be critically analyzed. The article must be approved by the instructor.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Luis Agellon (Fall)

  • NUTR 696 Human Nutrition Seminar 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Students will present a recent original research article in which the methods and data presentation will be critically analyzed. The article must be approved by the instructor.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Louise Thibault (Winter)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

3 credits of Social Science courses, at the 500 level or higher, to be chosen in consultation with the Adviser.

3 credits from the following:

  • ANSC 551 Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Comparative aspects of nutrition and metabolism of carbohydrate and lipid from the cellular level through the multi-organ of the whole organism. Main topics will include biothermodynamics, calorimetry, cellular metabolism and functions of carbohydrate and lipid, digestion, absorption and utilization of dietary carbohydrate and lipid.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: ANSC 234 or permission of instructor
  • ANSC 560 Biology of Lactation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : An interdisciplinary approach to the study of mammary development, the onset of lactation and its cessation, comparing the differences in mammalian species in mammary development from embryological, pre- and post-pubertal and pre- and post-partum aspects. Lactation at the cellular and biochemical levels.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Arif Mustafa (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ANSC 460.
  • FDSC 545 Advances in Food Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Food Science & Agr-Chemistry (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Food Science : An advanced level food microbiology course providing a perspective on advanced topics in food microbiology (microbial biofilms, antimicrobial resistance, bacterial endospores) and describing the fundamental principles of advanced techniques in food microbiology (microbiological, biochemical, immunological, genetics methods).

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Martin Chénier (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: MICR 230 or LSCI 230, or permission of instructor
    • Offered in alternate years only
  • NUTR 502 Independent Study 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : An individualized course to allow students to undertake projects in library, laboratory, or field study.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Timothy A Johns (Fall) Maureen Rose, Mary Hendrickson-Nelson (Winter)

    • An approved course outline must be on file in the School's office prior to registration.
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and Director of the School
  • NUTR 512 Herbs, Foods and Phytochemicals (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : An overview of the use of herbal medicines and food phytochemicals and the benefits and risks of their consumption. The physiological basis for activity and the assessment of toxicity will be presented. Current practices relating to the regulation, commercialization and promotion of herbs and phytochemicals will be considered.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Timothy A Johns (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures and a project
    • Prerequisites (Undergraduate): FDSC 211 or LSCI 211 or BIOL 201 or BIOC 212
  • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : An applied course in analysis and interpretation of nutrition data sets. Introduction to specialized dietary and anthropometric computer programs. Written and oral presentation of results.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Katherine Gray-Donald (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: NUTR 337
    • Corequisite: NUTR 450
    • This course includes a fee of $100 for a course and lab manual prepared by the instructor of the course. The fee is refundable until the end of the add/drop period as long as the manual is intact.
  • NUTR 608 Special Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Prescribed reading, conference, lectures, assignments and/or practical work on selected topics in student's area of specialization. An approved course outline must be on file in the School's office prior to registration.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and Director of School.
    • Restriction: Graduate students in Nutrition.
  • NUTR 610 Maternal and Child Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Dietetics & Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Advanced discussion of the scientific basis for nutrient requirements during pregnancy, lactation, and infant nutrition in humans and comparative animal species; milk and formula composition; malnutrition and supplemental feeding programs in developed and developing countries; nutrient requirements and controversial issues in childhood and adolescent nutrition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

3 credits from the following:

  • AEMA 610 Statistical Methods 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : Principles of linear models, multiple regression equations and classification models. Introduction to Analysis of Variance and common statistical designs used in agricultural and environmental sciences. Emphasis on balanced and unbalanced designs and data structures; their analysis and tests of statistical significance.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Roger I Cue (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: AEMA 310 or equivalent
  • PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : A course in advanced statistics with specialization in experimental design.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Hsiu-Ting Yu (Fall)

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