Master's Degree - Dietetics

Summer 2024 Course Information
Advanced Nutrition: Nutrigenomics, Nutrigenetics & Advanced Lipid Metabolism in Human Nutrition

Course Description
This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore and integrate topics and ideas that are at the forefront of the field of nutritional science. Students examine topics that are new and/or controversial and have implications that range from the cellular/molecular /biochemical level up to clinical/educational level. The primary goal of this course is to emphasize the integrative and complex nature of human nutrition research from basic science to clinical studies to population studies and dietary recommendations.
Contacts
Instructor

Nicholas Marchello
nmarchello@kumc.edu

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.


Textbooks

Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: Fundamentals of Individualized Nutrition
Raffaele Caterina, Alfredo Martinez, Raffaele De Caterina, J Alfredo Martinez, Martin Kohlmeier
Edition: 1st
ISBN: 978-0128045725
Publisher: Academic Press


Course Access
Blackboard at KUMC

Starting about 1 month before the first day of classes, you will receive an email from the KUMC Campus Coordinator, Kendra Spaeth – kspaeth@kumc.edu, containing a survey link to verify your course enrollment at KUMC. It is very important that you complete and submit this survey as it will start the process for creating or reactivating your KUMC account.

NOTE: Due to a new account creation process, all GP IDEA students will need to complete an initial Information Security Training as well as ongoing Information Security Training when your account expires. The Information Security Training itself takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. 

  1. If you are required to complete this training, you will receive an email with instructions to set up the training account and where to upload your certificate of completion. You will need to upload this certificate in the indicated survey for your account to be created or reactivated.
    1. Account creation or reactivation will take at least 6-8 days from the time it is requested so please do not delay in responding to your emails. Once your account is ready, you will receive an email from accountmanagement@kumc.edu with your login instructions.
  1. If your account has not expired, you will receive an email from the campus coordinator stating this as well as providing information for password management and information related to your course.

Account access and course enrollment will not be synchronous so you will not see your course in Blackboard until your enrollment is processed. If you follow the above steps to get your account set up in a timely manner, then you will have access to your course in 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.

Reuel Drilon is a student in the gerontology and aging studies program.As a non-traditional college student in my early 50s, living and working in the Pacific Island of Guam, choosing the right program for graduate studies was very important to me. The process of selecting the right program was intentional – it had to offer a diverse student population, professors with real-life experiences, a safe space to share cultural perspectives, and a curriculum that offered classes that were aligned with students’ educational and professional goals. The Great Plains IDEA program met and exceeded all my expectations. Concepts from every course have been applied in my profession to the extent that it has aided in the expansion of our services and the population we serve. As I reflect on these successes, I attribute much of it to the genuine care of the GP IDEA professors who were as passionate about the success of each student as they were in the subjects they taught. GP IDEA was definitely the right program for me!

– – Reuel C. Drilon, Gerontology and Aging Studies Graduate Student,
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