Summer 2017 Course Information
Dietary & Herbal Supplements

Course Description
Students explore the safety and efficacy of botanical/herbal and dietary supplements in health applications. The course includes dietary supplementation in prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Note: Students are advised to complete Human Physiology prior to enrollment.

Lauren Ptomey
Office: 913-945-8182

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


The Health Professional?s Guide to Popular Dietary Supplements.
Allison Sarubin Fragakis, MS, RD, with Cynthia A. Thomson, PhD, RD
Edition: Third Edition
ISBN: 978-0-88091 363-8
Publisher: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Course Access
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at KU Medical Center, the Teaching and Learning Technology group will send two emails:
(1) The first email informs students that an encrypted email will follow the first email with username and password information, as well as instructions about how to access the encrypted email.
(2) The second, secure email will provide students with a username, a temporary password, and instructions to reset the password. This email also contains contact information for technical assistance.
Students meeting all deadlines for account creation will have access to Blackboard by the first day of class.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

– – Jacy Phillips, University of Nebraska-Lincoln