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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

The M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis – Dietetics Credentialing focuses on nutrition and food, leadership, communication skills, management skills and critical thinking. The program includes 40 weeks of internship or professional practice (stage). This program is accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice (PDEP), and recognized in Québec by the Ordre des diététistes-nutritionnistes du Québec (ODNQ), and meets all the standards and requirements of this professional order.

Required Courses (77 credits)

  • IPEA 500 Roles in Interprofessional Teams

    Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day workshop, including preparatory work, that introduces interprofessional education, interprofessional practice, and the roles of the different healthcare professionals that make up an interprofessional team.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • IPEA 501 Communication in Interprofessional Teams

    Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day workshop, including preparatory work, introducing effective communication and interactions in interprofessional teams.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • IPEA 502 Patient-Centred Care in Action

    Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    IPEA : A half day activity, including preparatory work, introducing students to a simulated patient/family centred care scenario in which they will be working in interprofessional teams to develop a plan of care.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • IPEA 503 Managing Interprofessional Conflict

    Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Overview

    IPEA : Reflection on sources of conflict and strategies to manage conflict. Using conflict productively for team building and innovative approaches for resolving conflict within the interprofessional health care team.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • NUTR 503 Nutrition and Exercise (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Interaction of exercise physiology with nutrient and energy metabolism in healthy adults. Principles of physical training and role of physical activity and exercise in weight management and food intake regulation. Importance of physical activity in childhood, during pregnancy, in healthy adults and in improving functional capacity in the elderly.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Plourde, Hugues; Andersen, Ross (Winter)

  • NUTR 505 Public Health Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : This course focuses on the nutrition status of populations, communities and groups of people using a public health lens. It identifies and assesses human nutrition issues and problems, their causes, influencing factors and social conditions using a social determinants of health framework. Offers opportunities to design and conduct needs assessments, design and plan programs and plan for their evaluation. The purpose and role of participatory approaches with diverse populations and Indigenous populations in particular will be analyzed. Health systems, public health and political influence in Canada, as related to nutrition will be addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Delormier, Treena (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: NUTR 337

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who were registered for NUTR 403 in Fall 2017

  • NUTR 511 Nutrition and Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : This course will integrate biological, social and psychological determinants of eating and food choices in both health and disease. Topics will include behavioural theories relevant to eating and food choice, neurobiology of appetite regulation, mental health, obesity, chronic disease and effectiveness of behaviour-change intervention strategies.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • NUTR 545 Clinical Nutrition 2 (4 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 2024

    Instructors: Gillis, Chelsia (Fall)

  • NUTR 546 Clinical Nutrition 3 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Clinical nutrition for diabetes, renal disease, eating disorders and other disorders in both adult and pediatric populations.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • NUTR 551 Analysis of Nutrition Data (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Practical application of theoretical concepts in data analysis covering issues of study design, data collection, database organization, and statistical analysis using SPSS statistical software. Applications of statistical tests, reporting and interpretation of results, and data visualization.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Nielsen, Daiva (Fall)

  • NUTR 603 Credentialing in Dietetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    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 2025

    Instructors: Hendrickson, Mary (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • Not open to students who have taken NUTR 513.

    • Open to students in the Master of Science(Applied) [M.Sc.(A.)] Human Nutrition (Non-Thesis): Dietetics Credentialing and the Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Registered Dietitian Credentialing.

  • NUTR 606 Human Nutrition Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Methods in molecular biology and biochemistry and molecular techniques in nutrient metabolism, gene analysis, and metabolomics, experimental models for the human gut and metabolic diseases. Formation and criticism of designs for research, sampling techniques, measurement and analysis issues and human research ethics.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Marquis, Grace; Koski, Kristine G; Melgar-Quiñonez, Hugo (Winter)

    • Winter

    • One 3-hour lecture

    • Prerequisites: A course in nutrition across the lifespan at the intermediate undergraduate level such as NUTR 337, and a course in statistics at the graduate level, or permission of the instructor.

  • NUTR 607 Counselling in Professional Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Techniques and strategies to enhance interpersonal skills for the health care environment. Topics include ethics, leadership and interprofessional teamwork. Hands-on practice in the dietitian's role as nutrition communicator, interviewer, counsellor, educator, motivator and behavioural change facilitator. Principles and practices essential to participating in entry-level dietetics.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Routhier, Joane; Phillips, Sandy (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: NUTR 545, NUTR 546

    • Restriction: Only open to students registered in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing program.

    • Corequisites: IPEA 501, IPEA 502, IPEA 503

  • NUTR 611 Graduate Professional Practice 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : A case-based Stage preparation course, including activities 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 simulated situations for specific nutrition-related conditions, along with completing a comprehensive written evaluation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): NUTR 344, (NUTR 513 or NUTR 603)

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing program.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Plourde, Hugues (Fall) Plourde, Hugues (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): (NUTR 513 or NUTR 603), NUTR 515, NUTR 611

    • Restriction: Limited to students registered in the Graduate Diploma in Registered Dietitian Credentialing, and Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Human Nutrition (Non-Thesis): Dietetics Credentialing.

    • The course NUTR 612 includes a $125.00 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 (7 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Initial rotation(s) in clinical nutrition. 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Plourde, Hugues (Fall) Plourde, Hugues (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): (NUTR 513 or NUTR 603), NUTR 515, NUTR 611

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing or Graduate Diploma in Registered Dietitian Credentialing.

    • Not open to students who have taken NUTR 613, NUTR 613D1/D2, or NUTR 613N1/N2 prior to 201909

    • The course NUTR 613 includes a $128.75 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 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Plourde, Hugues (Fall) Plourde, Hugues (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): (NUTR 513 or NUTR 603), NUTR 515, NUTR 611

    • Restriction: Only open to students registered in the Graduate Diploma in Registered Dietitian Credentialing, and M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; NonThesis - Dietetics Credentialing.

    • The course NUTR 614 includes a $128.75 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 615 Graduate Professional Practice 5 Clinical Nutrition (7 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Final rotation(s) in clinical nutrition. 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 2024

    Instructors: Plourde, Hugues (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): (NUTR 513 or NUTR 603), NUTR 515, NUTR 611

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing or the Graduate Diploma in Registered Dietitian Credentialing.

    • Not open to students who have taken NUTR 613, NUTR 613D1/D2, or NUTR 613N1/N2 prior to 201909.

  • NUTR 618 Dietetics Professional Practice (1 credit)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Introduction to the dietetics profession including ethics; provincial regulation; competencies and domains of practice; and dietetic practice in the hospital environment. Introductory activities related to food, food industry, agriculture, public health nutrition and clinical nutrition.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Phillips, Sandy (Fall)

    • Corequisite: IPEA 500

    • Restriction: Only open to students in Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Human Nutrition (Non-Thesis): Dietetics Credentialing

  • NUTR 625 Emerging Issues for Nutritionists (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Emerging issues in nutrition and dietetics relevant to professional practice. Emphasis on research and writing updates for professional practice documents. Effective oral communication skills with other allied health professionals, as well as the general public. A focus on online communication, evaluating and promoting accurate nutrition science appropriate for diverse target groups. Skills associated with professional leadership roles.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Kasvis, Popi (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: NUTR 695, NUTR 696

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken NUTR 626. Only open to students registered in the M.Sc. (Applied)in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing program.

  • 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: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Plourde, Hugues (Fall) Plourde, Hugues (Winter)

    • 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) Literature Review (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Review of literature and definition of problem/objective for the project or practicum.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: NUTR 606, NUTR 695 Can also be taken as corequisites.

    • Restriction: Only open to students registered in M.Sc. (Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing, M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Practicum, M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Project.

  • NUTR 660 M.Sc.(Applied) Final Presentation (1 credit)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Final oral presentation of the project or practicum.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: NUTR 629 or NUTR 654 or NUTR 658

    • Restriction: Only open to students registered in M.Sc. (Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Dietetics Credentialing or M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Practicum or M.Sc.(Applied) in Human Nutrition; Non-Thesis - Project.

  • NUTR 695 Human Nutrition Research Orientation (1 credit)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Orientation to graduate studies in nutrition including research ethics and safety training, library and literature search skills.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Marquis, Grace (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Open to graduate students in Human Nutrition only.

  • NUTR 696 Human Nutrition Seminar (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 2024

    Instructors: Koski, Kristine G (Fall)

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

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 2024

    Instructors: Cue, Roger (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab

    • Prerequisite: AEMA 310 or equivalent

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: Burgos, Sergio (Fall)

  • 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: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Bloom, Gordon (Winter)

  • EDPC 501 Facilitating Relationships (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Components of effective interpersonal relationships and how to facilitate them in a variety of contexts.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Wendt, Dennis (Fall)

  • EDPC 504 Communication and Critical Conflict Resolution (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Applying a social justice framework this course will give students the opportunity to develop the critical communication skills necessary when addressing difficult dialogues and conflict.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: Luk, Gigi; Burack, Jacob A (Fall)

  • EPIB 507 Biostats for Health Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    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 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, Human Nutrition, 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 during the summer session, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day. The standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines apply for sections of this course offered during the Fall or Winter semesters.

  • 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: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Yaylayan, Varoujan (Fall)

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 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 2025

    Instructors: Ronholm, Jennifer (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 lectures

    • Prerequisite: MICR 230 or LSCI 230, or permission of instructor

    • Offered in alternate years only

  • NUTR 501 Nutrition in the Majority World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Current nutrition-related issues in the Majority World, emphasizing young children and other vulnerable groups. The integration of a life science and social science perspective. The multiple causes, consequences, policies, and interventions related to current nutrition.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Marquis, Grace (Fall)

    • Fall

    • One 3-hr lecture

    • Prerequisite: A course in nutrition across the lifespan at the intermediate undergraduate level such as NUTR 337, or permission of the instructor.

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025, Summer 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 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 506 Qualitative Methods in Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Perspectives in study design, methods, and analysis. The application of qualitative research for developing, implementing, and evaluating community nutrition programs. Critiquing qualitative research articles and proposals for cultural safety and scientific rigour.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • NUTR 507 Advanced Nutritional Biochemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Specialized advanced topics in human nutrition, biochemistry and metabolism, including the dietary absorption and metabolism of iron, copper, and selenium and their role in energy metabolism, antioxidant defence, toxin elimination, and redox signaling and food source contamination, nutritional toxicology, and the negative impact these toxins have on metabolic networks and antioxidant defences.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Mailloux, Ryan (Winter)

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: Owen, Patrick (Fall)

  • NUTR 520 Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : An in-depth examination of the antecedents of nutritional issues, understanding of the traditional and contemporary food systems, and nutrition-related health outcomes of Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (North America). Topics include the changing patterns of food use, systems of traditional and market food, techniques and ethics of nutritional and environmental research with Indigenous peoples. Culturally safe research and health promotion approaches for addressing the nutrition and health concerns of Indigenous communities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • NUTR 537 Advanced Human Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : Advanced topics in regulation and dysregulation of metabolism integrating mechanistic pre-clinical approaches to studying human health and disease. Presentation and critical analysis of metabolic research.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Mailloux, Ryan; Wykes, Linda J; Agellon, Luis (Winter)

  • 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 2024, Winter 2025, Summer 2025

    Instructors: Kubow, Stan; Plourde, Hugues (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and Director of School.

    • Restriction: Graduate students in Nutrition.

  • NUTR 610 Pediatric and Maternal Nutrition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Nutrition (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Nutrition and Dietetics : The scientific basis for topical and controversial issues during pregnancy, lactation and pediatric nutrition. Physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of nutrient metabolism affecting maternal and pediatric health. Topics include molecular nutrition and birth defects, toxin-nutrient interactions and maldevelopment; epigenetics and metabolic programming; disrupted macro- and micronutrient metabolism and pregnancy complications; essential fatty acid metabolism and neural development; antioxidants, oxidative distress, inflammation and maternal and pediatric health.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • NUTR 337 or course in nutrition across the lifespan at the intermediate undergraduate level.

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: Melgar-Quiñonez, Hugo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission from Instructor.

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

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: Miocevic, Milica (Fall)

Elective Courses (3 credits)

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

Compulsory Immunization
A compulsory immunization program exists at McGill which is required for Dietetics students. Students should complete their immunization upon commencing the program. Confirmation of immunization will be coordinated by the Student Wellness Hub (https://www.mcgill.ca/wellness-hub/). Certain deadlines apply.

*Advising Notes for Professional Practice (Stage):
All courses must be passed with a minimum grade of B-. The admissions CGPA of 3.5 must be maintained throughout to remain in the program. All clinical nutrition courses must be completed at McGill University within 3 years prior to commencing the Professional Practice (Stage). Students who have had extended delays and exceed this 3-year maximum will be asked to repeat these clinical nutrition courses. Registration for all Professional Practice (Stage) courses is restricted to students with a CGPA greater than or equal to 3.5. Students need to develop a working knowledge of French in order to effectively complete their Stage placements. Students are reminded that ethical conduct on Professional Practice (Stage) rotations is required. The School reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student if at any time the student has displayed unprofessional conduct or demonstrates incompetence.

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