FSW105 - Nutrition in Health Care

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-07-16 16:07:51.949
Last review date 2018-07-20 11:54:17.754

Subject Title
Nutrition in Health Care

Subject Description
This course focuses on the basic principles of diet therapy. Several therapeutic diets are discussed, as well as tube feedings and commercial preparations.

Credit Status
One credit in the Food Service Worker training program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the role of nutrition in the aging process and identify factors associated with food and fluid intake.
2. Describe and demonstrate importance of adequate hydration and discuss conditions that may affect nutrient intake.
3. Describe texture modified diets, modified fluid consistencies and discuss medical conditions and their therapeutic diet interventions.
4. Determine nutritional supplements and enteral feeding, describe role of FSW in nutrition care process, identify and discuss food allergies and intolerances and describe quality improvement in nutrition in healthcare.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Introduction to Nutrition, FSW104.
FSW104 and FSW105 may be taken concurrently.

Topic Outline
1.      Texture medications
2.      Energy modifications
3.      Allergies and intolerances
4.      Heart disease
5.      Gastrointestinal disorders
6.      Diabetes mellitus
7.      Geriatric nutrition
8.      Enteral and parenteral nutrition
9.      Kidney disease
10.  Cancer and HIV/AIDS

Mode of Instruction

Prescribed Texts
None; notes provided online

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Term Work and Exam Requirements:

To pass this subject, students must achieve the learning outcomes. This achievement is determined through the completion of all subject components.


Unless students have been granted an extension on their assignments, late assignments will be penalized one letter grade per week, and will not be graded after two weeks.

For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices or online at www.senecac.on.ca/home/academic_policy.


Exams and assignments must be received by the instructor according to the dates in the course outline.  Failure to de so may result in not passing the course.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

- 4 Assignments - 25% each

Approved by: Sandra Noble