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Department: MEFAM-Family and Community Medicine
Course: 533-Nutrition Essentials for the Medical Student

Course Director: Elizabeth Vaughan, M.D., M.P.H.
Course Faculty: Elizabeth Vaughan, M.D., M.P.H.
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Elective Offered Terms:
Min. Number of Students:30  Max: 1
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Foundations
Credit: 1
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
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Statement of Goals:
Increase nutrition awareness and skills of Baylor College of Medicine medical students. Objectives include 1) increase fundamental nutrition knowledge; 2) obtain practical nutrition skils for patient application; 3) gain hands-on experience to improve nutrition care in acute and chronic diseases; 4) analyze current media controversies of nutritional supplementation, fad diets, and weight loss/gain strategies and 5) Identify health consequences of under/over-nutrition in the United States and internationally.
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Evaluation Methods
The course is broken into 1 hour, 12 week sessions. Teaching methodology includes instructor-led lectures, small group case studies, and student-led teaching. There will be 1 in-class closed book midterm and 1 in-class closed book final. Students are expected to participate during class lectures as well as in small groups. The class emphasizes practicality and hands-on experiences with overall goal of increased knowledge and ability to address nutrition needs for acute and chronic disease as future physicians.
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