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Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health Tai Sophia Institute NUTR 653: Practitioner Skills 2 Spring 2013;

2.0 credits Faculty: Lead Faculty: Rebecca Snow Email: Rsnow@tai.edu Phone: 410.888.9048 x6653 Purpose: Practitioner Skills 3 builds on skills introduced in Practitioner Skills 2. Students continue to build and refine their skills in assessment, anthropometrics, motivational interviewing and counseling skills, energetic assessment and strategy. This course provides the student with a framework for understanding the nutritionists scope of practice; and the helps students develop skills in community education. Students will explore topics of professionalism and ethics. Objectives: To successfully pass this course, the student shall: 1. Advance counseling skills (i.e. effective listening, information exchange, reducing resistance). 2. Further develop critical thinking skills, identifying nutritional imbalances and articulating strategies for nutrition intervention. 3. Diversify and deepen anthropometric and physical examination skills, energetic assessment and food as medicine paradigm 4. Gain experience in communicating scientific and nutritional concepts to the general public. 5. Begin to build a repertoire of educational tools for community or clinical work Outcomes: At the end of this course the student will:
1. Deepen skills for clinical and community practice, including counseling skills, dietary and physical assessment, energetic assessment, and clinical strategies 2. Continue to build confidence in assessing, interviewing, counseling, and educating clients 3. Build a bridge to professional work through applied practice.


Date Time Lecture Corresponding Reading & Assignments Faculty

Videos to watch before class on 1/19/13

TEDxTalk Lars Sudman, Public speaking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdRuBRR6xOU TEDxTalk Seth Godin, How to get your ideas to spread http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBIVlM435Zg

How to Give an Awesome PowerPoint Presentation by Simply Stated http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=i68a6M5FFBc 1/19/13 8:30 10:00 AM 10:15 AM 12:10 PM Course Intro, review of assignments, Nutritionists scope of practice, review Nutrition Care Process Clinical interventions and strategies, menu planning, special diets, patient handouts Readings on Weebly Snow


Familiarize yourself with handouts & resources distributed last trimester on jump drive Lang article on Weebly



1:00 -2:40 PM

The Nutritionist's guide to educating the layperson

Guest: Julie Luht

Videos to watch before class on 2/15/13

NHANES Anthropometric Videos. Review height, waist and hip circumference, elbow breadth. Pay special attention to skinfolds, head circumference and measuring height in children. 1.http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/video/nhanes3_anthropometry/height/height.htm 2.http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/video/nhanes3_anthropometry/circumference/circumfe rence.htm 3.http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/video/nhanes3_anthropometry/skinfolds/skinfolds.htm 4.http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/video/nhanes3_anthropometry/breadth/breadth.htm Select Topics in Professionalism and Ethics - Group Discussion Professionalism/Et hics Assignment Due Readings on Weebly Readings on Weebly Snow


5:00 6:45 PM


7:00 9:00 PM

Videos to watch for Motivational Interviewing Assignment 3/18/13 1:25 -5:30 PM 1:25 4:05 PM


3/21/13 3/21/13 3/21/13 3/22/13 3/22/13

5:30-6:30 PM 6:30-8:30 PM 8:30-9:00 PM 1:25 3:00 PM 3:15 5:30 PM

Review of anthropometrics. Working Snow with special populations children, elderly, addictions, mental health Motivational Interviewing Introduction to OARS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zEpwxJlRQI Introduction to DARN-C - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwu99NIGiXU Other videos are posted on Weebly with no links available Deepening energetic assessment and Readings on Weebly Snow treatment planning, tongue diagnosis, energetics of food Motivational Interviewing: Exploring Mason and Butler, Snow importance and confidence and reducing Chapters 6,7,8. resistance MI Assignment Due Nutrition Expo Set-up Snow Nutrition Expo Clean-up FINAL EXAM In-class interview Presentation Due Snow Snow Snow Guest: Dart Clancy

Final exam

Prerequisites: NUTR 652 Practitioner Skills II Reading list:

Required Reading: BOOK 1. Mason, P., C. Butler, et al. (2010). Health Behavior Change: A Guide for Practitioners. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier. Select readings SELECT ARTICLES See Weebly Site Other Helpful Resources 1. Bickley, L. S. (1999). Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2. Conway, P. (2011). The Consultation in Phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier. 3. Gagne, S. (2006). Energetics of Food : Encounters with Your Most Intimate Relationship. Santa Fe, Spiral Sciences. 4. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. (2003). Making Health Communication Programs Work. (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Arkin, E, L. Doner, et al. 1. Rollnick, S., W. R. Miller, et al. (2008). Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients with Change Behavior. New York: The Guilford Press. 2. Seller, R. (2000). Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Company.

Materials: None Assignments Class Discussion, Participation and Homework Assignments This portion of your grade includes timely submission of 2 specific homework assignments, class participation and attendance. o Professionalism and Ethics Assignment. You are assigned a group/topic on Weebly. Please read the corresponding reading and thoughtfully reflect on the corresponding questions. Each group will help facilitate (along with the Instructor) approx 15 minutes of class discussion on 2/15/13. o Motivational Interviewing (MI) Assignment. You will be given several videos to watch on your Weebly site, with corresponding questions to answer. This assignment is due in class on 3/20/13.

Nutrition Expo In groups of 2-4, you will create an educational booth/station at the Nutrition Expo Thursday, March 21st 6:30-8:30. Plan to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 pm to set-up and stay to help cleanup. Please identify your team (2-4 students) and choose a theme for your booth/station. You will need to email the names of the students in your group and the theme of your booth to Rebecca rsnow@tai.edu by January 20th for approval.

Group members will work together to tie components together to create a cohesive station/booth. Each student will need to create one succinct educational tool of the booth/station that can stand-alone and be graded independently. Examples include: video, webinar, quiz/assessment with matrix, poster presentation, handout, demonstration with written materials. Students will be graded in 4 areas (each is worth 25% of the total grade) 1) quality of presentation & effort 2) ability to communicate nutrition concepts/ideas effectively to the public 3) creativity 4) depth/breadth of reference materials that support project All NUTR653 students are required to do this assignment. With a doctors note, employer note or for students that live 2+ hours distance from the Institute, students can substitute an educational event at another location/venue. All of the same parameters must be met to pass this assignment. Final Exam A final exam will be given in class on 3/22/13. Details discussed in class. Please note: 10% reduction of grade for late assignments, regardless of reason. There is a 20% reduction in grade if more than a 1 week late. For late assignments, additional coursework may be assigned to pass the class. I will only send an email if I do not receive your assignment by the due date, otherwise you can assume I received your assignment. Evaluation 80% grade is required to pass the course. Nutrition Expo 30% Final Exam 40% Class participation, discussion and various homework assignments 30%

Attendance & Tardiness Policy: Attendance and participation in class are essential for meeting the outcomes and objectives of this course and the program as a whole. Arriving late to class is a disturbance to your classmates and your instructor. It is the students responsibility to stay up-to-date on any missed coursework, regularly checking the course website for updates. If you miss a class, you are encouraged to contact a classmate so they can collect handouts for you. Absences may require that students do extra work to make up for missed material. This course is very experiential, 80% attendance is required. Plagiarism, Information Literacy & Appropriate Referencing of Sources:

Plagiarism: Plagiarism, defined as using the published or unpublished works or ideas of another without properly citing the material used and its source, or presenting another persons work as your own, is an infraction of Tai Sophia Institutes academic honesty policy. Please carefully note all reference sources on your assignments. Information Literacy: Students who are unable to complete homework because of challenges with information literacy skills are asked to seek assistance in the library. The library offers training sessions and support for development of these skills. In some cases, students may be required to complete training sessions in order to pass a course if they demonstrate an inability to meet the demands of the assigned coursework.