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

Offered by: Human Nutrition     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

This program is open to students with a B.Sc. in nutrition or an allied health profession, including biochemistry, kinesiology, physiology, or other related field, who would like to become a member of the Ordre professional des diététistes du Québec. Students may be required to complete a qualifying year (a variable number of required undergraduate credits), before taking the required M.Sc. Applied professional course, complementary courses, and elective courses (46 credits), followed by a Stage (Internship) component, which includes a practice based project (37 credits). On completion, students will meet OPDQ credits and professional practice requirements for licensure as a registered dietitian. A basic level or professional French competency will be required to complete the professional practice Stage component. The entrance requirement of a CGPA of 3.5 must be maintained throughout the program.

Required Courses (71 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 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Offered through Continuing Studies

  • NUTR 501 Nutrition in Developing Countries (3 credits)

    Offered by: 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 2015

    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: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Hugues Plourde (Fall)

  • NUTR 513 Credentialing in Dietetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: 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 2016

    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: 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Joane Routhier (Fall)

    • 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: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Pathophysiology and clinical nutrition intervention for various medical conditions. Topics include gastrointestinal disorders, surgery and nutrition support.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Hope Weiler, Kristine G Koski (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: 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 2016

    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: 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 2016

    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: 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 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Maureen Rose (Fall) Maureen Rose (Winter) Maureen Rose (Summer)

    • 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: 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 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Maureen Rose (Fall) Maureen Rose (Winter) Maureen Rose (Summer)

    • 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: 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 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Maureen Rose (Fall) Maureen Rose (Winter) Maureen Rose (Summer)

    • 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 Writing for Dietetics Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Identification and practice of effective writing techniques for the different types of writing likely to be required in dietetics practice, when taking a leadership role, promoting the profession, sharing knowledge and experience, and inspiring others. The course will move from the basics of punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, and word usage, through writing for different segments of the general population, to writing for a professional audience. Peer critique and reworking of text and design, in an effort to reach excellence, are important aspects of the course.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    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: 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Maureen Rose (Fall)

    • 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: 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: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Mary Hendrickson-Nelson, Sandy Phillips (Fall)

    • 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: 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: Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Maureen Rose, Hugues Plourde (Winter) Maureen Rose (Summer)

    • 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: 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 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Louise Thibault, Maureen Rose (Fall) Louise Thibault, Maureen Rose (Winter) Louise Thibault (Summer)

  • NUTR 660 M.Sc. (Applied) Nutrition 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: 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 2015, Winter 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Louise Thibault, Maureen Rose (Fall) Louise Thibault, Maureen Rose (Winter) Maureen Rose (Summer)

  • NUTR 695 Human Nutrition Seminar 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: 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 2015

    Instructors: Luis Agellon (Fall)

  • NUTR 696 Human Nutrition Seminar 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: 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 2016, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Louise Thibault (Winter) Louise Thibault (Summer)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

3 credits of statistics 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 2015

    Instructors: Roger I Cue (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab

    • Prerequisite: AEMA 310 or equivalent

  • EPIB 507 Biostatistics for Health Professionals (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine)

    Overview

    Epidemiology & Biostatistics : Basic principles of statistical inference applicable to clinical, epidemiologic, and other health research. Topics include: methods of describing data, statistical inference for means, statistical inference for proportions, non-parametric statistics, correlation and introduction to linear regression.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Antonio Ciampi (Fall) Elham Rahme (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Restricted to students registered in Occupational Health, Dentistry, Rehabilitation Sciences, Human Nutrition, Experimental Medicine-Family Medicine Option, Medical Residents, and Clinical Fellows.

    • Course not opened to students registered in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics programs.

    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Hsiu-Ting Yu (Fall)

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 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures

    • Prerequisite: ANSC 234 or permission of instructor

  • ANSC 552 Protein Metabolism and Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Animal Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Animal Science : Comparative aspects of nutrition and metabolism of amino acids and proteins from the cellular level on through the multisystem operation of the whole organism. Main topics include cellular metabolism and functions of amino acids and proteins, digestion, absorption and utilization of dietary protein. Comparison between farm animals and humans.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Fall

    • 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Arif Mustafa (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ANSC 460.

  • EDKP 654 Sport Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The psychological factors and personality characteristics that influence diverse aspects of sport and physical activity. Seminars focus on discussions/presentations of theory, psychometrics and application of psychological principles to behaviour in sport.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • EDPC 504 Practicum: Interviewing Skills (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : This course will enable students to become practitioners in the field of Applied Social Sciences. Theoretical principles of the helping relationship will be applied in particular situations. Demonstration, lecture, role-playing and psychodrama techniques will be used.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Offered through Continuing Studies

    • Prerequisite: EDPC 501

  • EDPE 502 Theories of Human Development (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Life course developmental theories to form a foundation for policy and for empirical and applied work with diverse groups, including disability and other equity-seeking groups.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Jessica Ruglis, Jacob A Burack (Fall)

  • FDSC 537 Nutraceutical Chemistry (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Food Science : The origin, classification, mechanism of action and chemical properties of potential and established nutraceutical compounds and their applications in functional foods.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  • FDSC 538 Food Science in Perspective (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Food Science : Food industry, food properties, nutritive aspects, quality factors, and key preservation processes, with self-study linking these elements directly to specific commodities and product groups, their characteristics, chemistry and distinct manufacturing processes.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Lawrence Goodridge, Jacqueline Sedman (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Not open to students with an undergraduate degree in Food Science or currently majoring in Food Science. Open to U3 students and above.

  • 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 2016

    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: 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 2015, Summer 2016

    Instructors: Timothy A Johns (Fall) Maureen Rose (Summer)

    • 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: 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 2015

    Instructors: Timothy A Johns (Fall)

  • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data (3 credits)

    Offered by: 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 2015

    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: 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 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Hugues Plourde, Linda J Wykes, Hope Weiler (Fall) Antonio Vigano, Kristine G Koski, Caroline B Begg (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and Director of School.

    • Restriction: Graduate students in Nutrition.

  • NUTR 610 Maternal and Child Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: 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: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Stan Kubow (Winter)

  • NUTR 641 Advanced Global Food Security (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Food security is a major concern on the international development agenda: hundreds of millions, and perhaps even billions of individuals still face food insecurity and hunger, even years after the Millennium Summit. This course is designed to provide graduate students with multidisciplinary tools in research and education required by practitioners and researchers to better assess, understand, and positively impact global food security. Students will attend the Annual McGill Global Food Security Conference, and will actively review presentations and interact with world experts from various sectors and disciplines presenting on cutting edge research and the state of Global Food Security.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Hugo Melgar-Quiñonez (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission from Instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken NUTR 608 when topic was "Advanced Global Food Security" .

Elective Courses (3 credits)

To be chosen, at the 500 level or higher, in consultation with the Program Coordinator.

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