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APPENDIX C Survey of Medical School Nutrition Course Coordinators NUTRITION CURRICULUM QUESTIONNAIRE PART III COURSE STRUCTURE AND CORE CURRICULUM National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board Committee on Nutrition in Medical Education PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AS ACCURATELY AS YOU CAN. YOUR ASSISTANCE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. PLEASE RETURN BY AUGU ST 10, 198 4 . NAME: TITLE: SCHOOL: ADDRES S: WAS PART I OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE FORWARDED TO YOU FOR COMPLETION? Yes No I. COURSE INFORMATION 1. Are there identifiable sections of the curriculum that are primarily concerned with nutrition? Yes_ No_ How many total hours in the required curriculum can be identified as primarily concerned with nutrition? 3. Is nutrition taught as a separate course? Or is nutrition taught in combination with other subjects? 4. During which year is most of the nutrition curriculum taught? First Second Third Fourth 107
A. Energy Balance General concepts Excess: obesity Def iciency: undernutrition B. Specific Nutritional Factors (requirements, sources, def iciency, exces s, inter- action) General Principles of Recommended Dietary Allowanc es ( RDAs ) Protein Carbohydrate Lipids--essential fatty acids Vitamins and minerals, including: Vitamin D Calcium, phosphorus Iron 108 SURVEY OF MEDICAL SCHOOL NUTRITION COURSE COORDINATORS (cont.) Are electives offered in nutrition? If so, please provide: Yes No a. Title: Faculty director: In which year is this course offered: Number of hours: Average number of students enrolled in class: b. Title: Faculty director: In which year is this course offered: Number of hours: Average number of students enrolled in class: . II. NUTRITION CORE CURRICULUM Please answer the following questions relating to curriculum and. if available, please provide a course outline. TAUGHT? WHERE ? NUMBER (yes/no) (year/section) OF HOURS
109 SURVEY OF MEDICAL SCHOOL NUTRITION COURSE COORDINATORS (cont. ) Specif i c Nutritional Factors ( cont. ) Vitamin B12, folate Vitamin A Trace mineral s Nutrient interaction with other factors (genetic, other nutrients, drugs, etc. ) C. Nutrition in the Life Cycle Pregnancy and lactation Early infant f ceding Adole scence Aging D. Nutritional Assessment E. Protein-Energy Malnutrition F. The Role of Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Treatment Atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease Hypertension/ sodium Renal disease G.I. disease/malabsorption Liver disease/alcoholism Food intolerance: allergy Cancer Diabete s Surgery, stre as, burns Dental caries Parenteral and enteral nutri tion Immune re spans e Nutri tion and central nervous system TAUGHT? WHERE? NUMBER (yes/no) (year/section) OF HOURS
110 SURVEY OF MEDICAL SCHOOL NUTRITION COURSE COORDINATORS (cont. ) Dietary Practice s Variation in dietary practices: Cultural, ethnic Prudent die t Vegetari ant sm Food faddism: popular diets Megavitamins H. Others (list) TAUGHT? WHERE ? NUMBER (yes/no) (year/section) OF HOURS