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GAHN 6190
Directed Study 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: permission of the department Chair and the faculty member involved
Independent examination of the research literature designed to meet the special needs of individual graduate students. The graduate student will make arrangements with the faculty member in advance of registration. Note: No more than 0.5 unit towards a graduate degree may be acquired through directed study.

GAHN 6325/NUTR 3325
Advanced Human Nutrition and Metabolism 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor
An examination of how the human body metabolizes energy, nutrients and select non-nutrients in the context of health and disease. Topics covered include: regulation of energy metabolism, effect of organ failure on intermediary metabolism, and abnormal metabolism due to inherited defects in absorption, transport and metabolism of selected nutrients. Note: Students who have received credit for NUTR 3325 may not take this course for credit.

GAHN 6326
Food, Health, and Social Policy 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor
A study of food, nutrition, and health policy in Canada. Topics include: introduction to policy; historical and theoretical foundations food, health, and social policy frameworks; overview of Canadian health care and food systems, and social safety net; theories of public policy; nutrition policy; the role of food and nutrition professionals. Note: Students who have received credit for NUTR 4326 may not take this course for credit.

GAHN 6330/NUTR 3330
Food and Nutrition for Successful Aging 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor
An overview of the nutritional status of the elderly and nutrient requirements for successful aging with special emphasis on proper food selection in a variety of settings. Physiological changes and their effect on nutritional needs as well as certain age related diseases and associated nutritional deficits and requirements will be studied. Nutritional assessment and food programs will be examined. Note: Students who have received credit for NUTR 3330 may not take this course for credit.

GAHN 6400/NUTR 4400
Issues in Food Product Development 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor
A study of the principles of food product development and the conditions that result in novel food production. Current and potential markets for novel food ingredients and health applications for reformulated and conceptually new food products are reviewed/discussed/explored. This course provides practical skills in food product development. Note: Students who have received credit for NUTR 4400 may not take this course for credit.
Laboratory required

GAHN 6408/NUTR 4408
Medical Nutrition Therapy I 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor
An introduction to the use of the Nutrition Care Process in the treatment of disease with nutrition. Topics covered will include nutritional assessment in the clinical setting, parenteral/enteral nutrition support, pharmacology; pathophysiology and treatment of metabolic stress, cancer and disorders of the gastrointestinal system and immune system. Note: Students who have received credit for NUTR 4408 may not take this course for credit.

GAHN 6409/NUTR 4409
Medical Nutrition Therapy II 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor
A continuation of NUTR 4408/GAHN 6408. Topics covered will include Diabetes Mellitus, cardiovascular disease, obesity management, hypertension, renal disease, neurological disorders, dysphagia management, pulmonary disorders, inborn errors of metabolism. Issues pertaining to interprofessional practice will also be addressed. Note: Students who have received credit for NUTR 4409 may not take this course for credit.
Laboratory required

GAHN 6414/NUTR 4414
Nutrition Education in the Community 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: permission of the instructor
The theoretical perspectives that form the basis of nutrition education and their application to the development of educational strategies and programs to improve the public’s eating habits will be studied. Developments in nutrition education research, the role of the political and legislative process in health promotion, and the effectiveness of nutrition education interventions will be examined. Note: Students who have received credit for NUTR 4414 may not take this course for credit.
Laboratory required

GAHN 6417/NUTR 4417
Management and Entrepreneurship in Nutrition Practice 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: permission of the instructor
A study of the theory, policies and practices involved in planning and management for new or existing nutrition, food service or dietetic enterprises. Based on a business or project plan model, topics include identification of innovations, marketing, operations planning, change management, risk control and financing. Note: Students who have received credit for NUTR 4417 may not take this course for credit. Laboratory required

GAHN 6600
Recent Advances in Nutrition Research 0.5 unit
A critical examination of contemporary nutrition research literature as a basis for nutrition practice and policy. Topics will vary from year to year.

GAHN 6602
Contemporary Issues in Food, Health and Disease 0.5 unit
An examination of the latest research findings concerned with the nutritional implications of food components. The mechanisms of how food components influence health or disease, the emergence of dietary supplements, and gene-diet interactions are examples of the types of issues examined.

GAHN 6607
Nutrition Education 0.5 unit
An examination of educational theories, research perspectives and methods from selected disciplines within the behavioural and natural sciences that are applicable to food and nutrition education, intervention and research efforts.

GAHN 6609
Nutrition and Population Health Assessment 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: GAHN 6670 or permission of the instructor
An examination of the principles underlying derivations and application of nutrient requirements, and the theoretical basis of nutritional assessment. An evidence-based approach will be used to explore the relationship between population level surveillance and nutrition policy.

GAHN 6616
Community Education 0.5 unit
An examination of the theories, principles, and practice underlying community education with a focus on creating learning environments for capacity building and for transforming systems for community health. Adult education and participatory leadership approaches will be used to explore the role of a nutritionist in a variety of community settings.

GAHN 6617
Issues in Food Security 0.5 unit
An examination of concepts, programs and policies related to food security from a sustainable food systems and social justice perspective. Policy approaches to address food security from the individual, household, community, national and global perspective will be analyzed in relation to an emerging food movement in Canada.

GAHN 6620
Clinical Trials in Food and Nutrition 0.5 unit
A study of the design and conduct of clinical trials on foods and nutraceuticals. Topics include regulation of health claims for foods and natural health products, methodological aspects of clinical trials in free-living and controlled environments, laboratory facilities for food trials, data management, biomarkers, research ethics and clinical trial registries.

GAHN 6650
Special Topics 0.5 unit
These courses offer a detailed study of particular issues relevant to professionals in nutrition and dietetics and related disciplines. Course titles and descriptions will be announced as courses are offered. Note: Students may take a maximum of 1.0 unit as Special Topics.

GAHN 6670
Quantitative Methods of Nutrition Research 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: admission to the master’s program or permission of the instructor
An examination of the quantitative methodologies, designs and methods that may be used for research in food, nutrition and dietetics. Attention will be given to application of descriptive and inferential statistics, knowledge translation and ethical considerations.

GAHN 6675
Qualitative Methods of Nutrition Research 0.5 unit
Prerequisite: admission to the master’s program or permission of the instructor
An examination of various qualitative methods and underlying methodological approaches in food, nutrition, and dietetics. Attention will be given to study design, sampling, recruitment, data collection and analysis, knowledge translation and ethical considerations.

GAHN 6691
Thesis 1.5 units
Required for completion of the MScAHN degree. Registration involves working with individual faculty members on the conceptualization, production, and defence of a thesis. Graded Pass/Fail/NCR

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