Pediatric Nutrition Course, Module 2: Basic Nutrition
|Pediatric Nutrition Course, Module 2: Basic Nutrition|
May 6 – July 12, 2013
Enrollment in this course is closed.
Needs and target audience
Public health nutritionists and other dietetic professionals have an important impact on the health of future generations. The goal of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to improve the nutritional health of the pediatric population. To that end, this course will guide you through the nutrition care process in nutrition assessment, intervention, monitoring and evaluation, based on the needs of individual clients and their families. The course is designed to improve participants’ skills for infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents in fundamental nutrition principles.
Module 2 of the Pediatric Nutrition Course is an online course designed for public health nutritionists. It is ideal for new employees in public health nutrition, nutritionists who are new to pediatrics and those who want to broaden their pediatric knowledge.
This course offers you a unique opportunity to learn at your own pace without having to travel to an off-site location in pursuit of quality continuing education. You will be given a period of ten weeks to complete Module 2 of the Pediatric Nutrition Course. An instructor will guide your learning and facilitate a combination of individual, self-paced study and online group discussions, where you will gain access to important resources, and enhance your current nutrition assessment, intervention, education, and counseling skills. Completion of this course will take approximately 3 hours per week and varies by student. Please note that successful completion often requires working on the course during personal time.
A variety of methods and media are used in the course, such as synchronized audio/slide presentations case studies, discussion, and handouts. Multiple learning activities in each unit target the important skills you will need to advance your practice in pediatric nutrition. Students will interact with the instructor and other students via email, web conferencing, phone, and discussion board activities. Additionally, because the course was developed by the Nutrition Services Branch in the North Carolina Division of Public Health, you will have access to the Branch’s own public health nutritionists and learn more about the many resources that exist on the state level to assist you with providing quality nutrition services.
For more information about the course’s technical requirements, please review the "System Requirements" section below. Technical support will be provided to students during the course.
Dates and location
The course will run from May 6 to July 12, 2013 and is completely online. An orientation web conference is scheduled with registered students for April 30 at 11:00 am Eastern Time to provide an overview and demonstration of the online course environment.
Overview of Module 2: Basic Nutrition
Module 2 is designed to reinforce the fundamentals of nutrition assessment and nutrition monitoring/evaluation, and to build competence in using the nutrition care process within the pediatric population.
The module consists of the following nine units:
Unit 1: Nutrition Education
Unit 2: Infant and Toddler Nutrition
Unit 3: Child Nutrition
Unit 4: Adolescent Nutrition
Unit 5: Formulas
Unit 6: Anemia
Unit 7: Physical Activity
Unit 8: Elevated Blood Lead
Unit 9: Sports Nutrition
This course has been developed in collaboration with the Division of Public Health Nutrition Services Branch, Department of Health and Human Services, North Carolina and The Office of Continuing Education, The Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Continuing education credits
20 hours of CPE Level 1 training has been applied for from the Commission on Dietetic Registration, for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered. For those not eligible for CPE credit, continuing education units are awarded from the Friday Center for Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In order to successfully complete the module, the computer equipment used should meet the following minimum hardware and software requirements:
Online skills test
To make sure you have the minimum system requirements for completing the module, complete the online skills test.
The course fee is $50.00 for public health nutrition personnel in North Carolina Local Health Agencies and pediatric nutritionists in Child Development Service Agencies and $100.00 for all others.
Enrollment in this course is closed.
Enrollment in this course is a two step process:
You must complete both steps in order to enroll in this course. Course enrollment ends May 9, 2013.
Total enrollment in this course is limited. Preference is given to nutritionists who work in North Carolina Children’s Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) and a limited number of spots are available to others.
Dropping the course
You may drop the course at anytime. A 75% refund will be granted if you drop the course within the first two weeks after the course start date.
For more information
If you have questions or need more information, please contact Cherelle Whitfield by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Gallagher, Project Manager Pediatric Nutrition Course by email at Jennifer.Gallagher@dhhs.nc.gov.
|Last updated April 30, 2013|