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Below you will find the current coures offerings listed by semeseter and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@simmons.edu or 617-521-2111.

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Fall 2014 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 04/20/2014 12:21PM

Nursing

NURS 100 - Professional Issues in Nursing

For students already accepted into the nursing program only.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Ms. Colette Dieujuste Open 6 No 2.00

NURS 102 - Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing

2 sem. hrs. This course is designed to introduce the entry level student to an understanding of research and scholarly work in nursing practice. Principles of nursing research, critique, and utilization in nursing will be highlighted. A spirit of inquiry will be fostered as many clinical questions remain that require a nursing perspective for future study. Costello. 18 month students take NURS 390 rather than NURS 100 or NURS 102.

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01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Jean Elizabeth Christoffersen Open 8 No 2.00

NURS 225 - Nursing Process and Skills

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: BIOL 113, BIOL 231, CHEM 111, CHEM 112, and completion of the competency in basic mathematics requirement. Introduces the art and science of nursing in both the classroom and the nursing skills laboratory. Teaches fundamental nursing process theory, skills, and techniques to provide the student with the foundations for nursing practice. Examines the nursing process as an organizing framework for professional nursing practice using the case study method. Berube, Dieujuste

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Linda R. Moniz Open 2 No 4.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Marianne Williams Clsd 0 No 4.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Linda R. Moniz Open 1 No 4.00

NURS 225L - Nursing Process and Skills Lab

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

08:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 4 No 0.00
02 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

12:30PM-
04:20PM
N/A
TBA Wlst 0 No 0.00
03 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

12:30PM-
04:20PM
N/A
TBA Wlst 0 No 0.00
04 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

05:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Clsd 0 No 0.00
05 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

05:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 3 No 0.00
06 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

08:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
TBA Clsd 0 No 0.00
07 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

12:30PM-
04:20PM
N/A
TBA Clsd 0 No 0.00
08 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

05:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Clsd 0 No 0.00
09 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

05:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 3 No 0.00
10 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

05:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 4 No 0.00
11 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

05:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 6 No 0.00
12 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:30PM-
04:20PM
N/A
TBA Clsd 0 No 0.00

NURS 238 - Variances in Health Patterns of Adults and Elders II

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: NURS 225, NURS 226, NURS 235, and NURS 292. Applies the concepts of the bio-psycho-social-cultural- developmental-spiritual sciences in developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing interventions for the adult and geriatric client experiencing variances in functional health patterns. Emphasizes health management and metabolic patterns. Provides opportunities within a systems framework to deliver nursing care with increased depth, complexity, and independence to adult and elderly clients in acute care settings. Bell, Buttaro, Davies, Gazarian, Rico, Steller.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

08:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
TBA Wlst 0 No 8.00

NURS 247 - Variances in Health Patterns of the Childbearing Family

8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: NURS 225, NURS 226, NURS 235, NURS 292, PSYC 101, and PSYC 237. Applies the concepts of the bio-psycho-social-cultural-developmental-spiritual sciences in developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing interventions for the childbearing family experiencing variances in functional health patterns. Emphasizes health management and sexuality/reproduction. Includes clinical experiences encompassing care of the high-risk and acutely and chronically ill young family in both acute and community settings. Dieujuste, Faller.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Ms. Colette Dieujuste Open 4 No 4.00

NURS 249 - Variances in Health Patterns of the Childrearing Family

4 sem hrs. Prereq.: NURS 225, NURS 226, NURS 235, NURS 292, PSYC 101, and PSYC 237. Students will apply the concepts of bio-psychosocial- cultural-developmental-spiritual sciences in developing, implementing, and evaluatingnursing interventions for children and families.Using the functional health patterns as a framework, this course focuses on application of the nursing process with emphasis on nursing diagnosis diagnosis and outcomes. Addresses the integration of family and community as key concepts in health management. Clinical experiences will include care of the acutely and chronically ill child employing a family-centered approach. Berube, Faller.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Linda J. Del Vecchio-Gilbert Open 33 No 4.00

NURS 292 - Health Assessment

4 sem. hrs. Must be taken prior to or concurrently with NURS 226. Assessment is an integral skill in nursing care. In this course, students learn the components of a comprehensive health history and interviewing techniques. The approach to physical examination of all body systems will be presented in class. The motor skills necessary to perform a complete physical examination will be demonstrated and practiced in the laboratory. At the end of the semester, students will demonstrate a complete physical examination on laboratory partners. Berube, Loftus.

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

08:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
Charlene Canto Berube Open 0 No 4.00

NURS 292L - Health Assessment Lab

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

10:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Charlene Canto Berube Open 1 No 0.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

02:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 0.00
03 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

02:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Ms. Sandra A. Guidrey Open 10 No 0.00

NURS 348 - Variances in Health Patterns of Clients With Psychiatric and Mental Illness

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: NURS 225, NURS 226, NURS 235, NURS 292, PSYC 101, and PSYC 237. Uses the concepts of the bio-psycho-social-cultural-developmental-spiritual sciences in developing, implementing, and evaluating nursing interventions for the client experiencing variances in functional health patterns related to psychiatric mental illness. Applies knowledge of functional health patterns that form the basis for the delivery of nursing care to those across the life span. Offers clinical experiences in in-patient and community psychiatric/mental health settings. Christoffersen, Lynch.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Jean Elizabeth Christoffersen Open 5 No 4.00

NURS 350 - Independent Study

1 - 4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Offers an individualized opportunity to study an issue or topic relevant to the theory and/or practice of nursing. Utilizes library research, clinical research, or analysis of advanced clinical practice. Beal.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Judy A. Beal Open 20 No 2.00

NURS 387 - Nursing Care of Indiv,fam,comm

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: NURS 225, NURS 226, NURS 292, NURS 235, NURS 249, pre- or co-requisites,and with NURS 238, NURS 348, NURS 247. Provides an overview of theoretical concepts related to community-based health care and family health. Applies concepts of health, health assessment, and therapeutic communication and interviewing within the context of the family and community. Focuses on assisting the student in the development of nursing skills necessary to promote health of families and communities. Gives attention to awareness of diversity, cultural sensitivity, and knowledge to enable the students to provide culturally competent nursing care. McGee, Teeley.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
N/A
TBA Clsd 0 No 4.00

NURS 390 - Nursing Research

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: NURS 225, NURS 226. Provides an opportunity to integrate knowledge and principles from general education, nursing education, and nursing practice to issues of relevance to the nursing profession. Facilitates professional role transition through examination of nursing's history, educational programs, roles, legal issues, ethical concerns, health policy, concepts in research, and the health care delivery system. Stresses independent learning, self-direction, and understanding of group interaction in the teaching-learning process through problembased learning. Rissmiller, White.

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01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

05:00PM-
07:50PM
N/A
Ms. Priscilla Gazarian Open 30 No 4.00
SS 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

04:30PM-
08:20PM
N/A
Susan M. Duty Open 25 No 4.00

NURS 404 - Advanced Pathophysiology

This course in organ systems physiology is designed to teach the fundamentals of normal function that are essential to understanding clinical problems. Examples from pathophysiology are used to illustrate physiological concepts. This course includes all major organ systems. It assumes previous academic preparation in anatomy and physiology and an understanding of basic algebra and simple physiology. Discussion sessions and problem sets provide opportunities to synthesize content and discuss clinical problems. This course is only offered in the September semester and can be completed by non-degree students (excluding Direct Entry candidates and non U.S. citizens who must enroll full-time) to waive the GRE requirement for application if a grade of B or better is earned. (4 credits)

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/05/2014
Tuesday

Friday

04:00PM-
05:50PM
09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
N/A
Ms. Sarah K. Volkman Open 112 No 4.00

NURS 423 - Advanced Pharmacology Across Life Span II

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

05:00PM-
06:50PM
N/A
Ms. Sarah R. Desmond Open 40 No 2.00

NURS 426 - Variances in Health Patterns of Adults and Elders I

This course introduces the concepts of functional health patterns that optimize the health of individuals, families, and communities across the life span. The student integrates knowledge from the sciences, liberal arts, and nursing science into nursing practice with a major emphasis on functional health patterns. This nursing approach is holistic, with consideration given to physiological, psychological, socio-cultural development, and spiritual needs of the individual, family, and aggregate. The nursing process is utilized in the identification of all functional health patterns of clients who as individuals and aggregates are vulnerable and at risk for variance. Opportunities are provided to implement fundamental nursing care in the sub-acute care and community settings.(4 credits)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

10:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Donna Marie Glynn Open 77 No 4.00

NURS 435 - Integ Pharmac Pathophys

This course focuses on the pharmacological and pathophysiological applications necessary for individual patient needs using a systems approach. Topics include specific drugs, classifications, side effects, and interactions with other therapies. (4 credits)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

08:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
Donna Marie Glynn Open 97 No 4.00

NURS 450 - Independent Study

An individualized opportunity to study an issue or topic relevant to the theory and/or practice of nursing is provided. Analytic approaches are developed to enhance critical thinking. The processes of library research, clinical research, or analysis of advanced clinical practice are utilized. (1-8 credits)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Judy A. Beal Open 20 Yes 1.00

NURS 454 - Leadership and Management in Clinical Settings

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: All nursing courses with the exception of NURS 390 and NURS 455. A capstone nursing class taught in conjunction with NURS 455. Focuses on the leadership and management role of the nurse in a precepted direct clinical experience. Assists students to become effective organizational members assuming professional responsibility in a fieldbased internship. Encourages self-actualization, independent learning, self-direction, and understanding of group interaction in the teachinglearning process through weekly seminars. Helps students to evolve as nursing professionals as they transition into future employees and future managers. Explores leadership and management theory, critical thinking, nursing concepts, and personal/professional development within clinical experience and in a written project. Uses clinical seminars to increase knowledge and understanding of visionary leadership, management, communication, strategies for delegation, conflict resolution, and quality control while in direct clinical practice. Beal, Dieujuste, Koeniger-Donohue, Duty, McGee, Rissmiller, Rico, Teeley.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

01:30PM-
03:20PM
N/A
Terry A. Davies Wlst 10 No 4.00

NURS 454GR - Leader & Mgmt in Clinical

As a capstone nursing class, this course focuses on the leadership and management role of the nurse in a precepted, direct clinical experience. The course assists students to become effective organizational members as they assume responsibility in a professional role in a field-based internship. Weekly seminars offer self-actualization, independent learning, self-direction and understanding of group interaction in the teaching-learning process. Students are expected to evolve as nursing professionals as they begin their transition to future employees and future managers. The course explores leadership and management theory, critical thinking, nursing concepts, and personal/professional development within the clinical experience and a written project. Clinical Seminars are designed to increase knowledge and understanding of visionary leadership, management, communication, strategies for delegation, conflict resolution, and quality control while in direct clinical practice. Application of this content should be reflective of previous and current clinical and classroom experiences. (4 credits)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

02:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Margaret B. Costello Open 30 No 4.00

NURS 455 - Clinical Decision Making

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: All nursing courses with the exception of NURS 390 and NURS 454. A final nursing class taught in conjunction with NURS 454. Focuses on the synthesis of nursing knowledge required to care for the patient and family with complex nursing needs. Centers on nursing care of patients across the life span but emphasizes the adult and geriatric patient. Assimilates previously learned information to add the depth and breadth necessary to provide holistic care for patients and families in challenging health care circumstances. Requires independent preparation and critical thinking for the synthesis and acquisition of new understandings, which will serve as a model for the ongoing professional development of the nurse as a lifelong learner. Includes NCLEX-type quizzes and case studies. Costello, Duty, Rico.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Ms. Priscilla Gazarian Wlst 11 No 4.00

NURS 455GR - Clinical Decision Making

As a final nursing class, this course will focus on the synthesis of nursing knowledge required to care for the patient and family with complex nursing needs. The course focuses on nursing care of patients across the life-span, but will have a particular emphasis on the adult and geriatric patient. New knowledge will be assimilated with previously learned knowledge to add depth and breadth to the synthesis of knowledge necessary to provide holistic care for patients and families in challenging health care circumstances. The independent preparation and critical thinking required for the synthesis and acquisition of new understandings for this course will serve as a model for the ongoing professional development of the nurse as a lifelong learner. Students will be expected to prepare for each class by responding to NCLEX-type quizzes each week prior to class. Students will come to class prepared to apply integrated knowledge to case study situations developed by the faculty. (4 credits)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

08:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Margaret B. Costello Open 30 No 4.00

NURS 492 - Health Assessment

This course develops the students skills in the collection of a systematic health history and performance of a physical examination of the adult and pediatric client. Emphasis is on the attainment of motor and perceptual skills at the level of the beginning nurse practitioner. The student also learns how to record findings according to the Problem-Oriented Record System. Listed as NURS 492 for Direct Entry students. (4 credits)

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

10:00AM-
11:50PM
N/A
Charlene Canto Berube Open 60 No 4.00

NURS 492L - Health Assessment Lab

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Charlene Canto Berube Open 10 No 0.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Charlene Canto Berube Open 10 No 0.00
03 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Charlene Canto Berube Open 10 No 0.00
04 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Charlene Canto Berube Open 10 No 0.00
05 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Charlene Canto Berube Open 10 No 0.00
06 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Charlene Canto Berube Open 10 No 0.00

NURS 502 - FNP III Primary Care Nursing

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

Thursday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
N/A
TBA Open 38 No 4.00

NURS 502A - FNP III Clinical Decision Making

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Clsd 0 No 2.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 1 No 2.00
03 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 5 No 2.00
04 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 10 No 2.00
05 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 2 No 2.00
06 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 10 No 2.00

NURS 509 - Research Practicum

This practicum experience focuses on the implementation of a research proposal, and the dissemination of the research findings. Students will implement identified research projects and work within one of three methodological approaches: qualitative research, qualitative research, or valuation research. Individual faculty advisement of student projects is the cornerstone of this course. Prerequisites: SHS 410, NURS 507, and NURS 508 (2 credits)

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L 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:00PM-
04:30PM
N/A
Eileen McGee Open 20 No 3.00

NURS 589 - Evidence-Based Practice: Informatics

This course will provide the student with the skills to evaluate and apply the best available evidence-based knowledge and technology in solving clinical practice problems. The student will learn critical appraisal skills to determine the quality and applicability of information for practice. The use of electronic medical records, including implementation and implications for practice, will be considered.

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OL1 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue Clsd 0 No 3.00
OL2 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Rebecca Koeniger-Donohue Open 11 No 3.00

NURS 620 - Ethical & Legal Iss. Adv Prac

This course will address the underlying historical, philosophical and theoretical perspectives in ethics from a biomedical and nursing perspective. Ethical issues will be addressed in a case-based approach. Students will attend ethics rounds and participate in ethics advisory boards at health care facilities. The course will also explore legal issues in advanced practice and in the health care system. Topics will include scope of practice, state and federal practice regulations, risk management/malpractice, and legal issues in practice ownership/management.

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OL 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Patricia A. White Open 18 No 3.00

NURS 640 - Research Methods in Adv. Prac.

This course will enable students to achieve skills required for conducting and evaluating practice-based research. Topics will include the following: needs assessment; program planning and evaluation; the application of quantitative/qualitative methods in the study of practice-related phenomena; grant-writing and funding for practice-based research. Students will begin their clinical project, considering the problem, research question (s) and appropriate research design.

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OL 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Patricia Rissmiller Open 18 No 3.00

NURS 651 - Independent Study

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OL 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Patricia A. White Open 18 Yes 1.00

NURS 690 - DNP Capstone Completion

This non-credit course is for DNP students who have completed Capstone Seminar courses (NUR 750A-D), but require ongoing faculty advisment in order to complete their Capstone Project.

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OL 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Patricia A. White Open 18 No 1.00

NURS 750 - Capstone Scholarly Project

DNP students are required to complete a clinical research project, or Capstone, over the course of four semesters. In NURS 750A-D, students will work on their Capstone Projects with faculty and their Capstone Committees. In NURS 750A: Capstone Seminar I, students will complete the problem statement and literature review for their project. In NURS 750B: Capstone Seminar II, students will develop the proposal for their project. In NURS 750C: Capstone Seminar and Practicum III, students will implement the project and in NURS 750D: Capstone Seminar and Practicum IV, students will complete the project.

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A 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Patricia A. White Open 18 No 2.00
C 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Patricia A. White Open 17 No 1.00

Nutrition

NUTR 110 - Sociocultural Implications of Nutrition

4 sem. hrs. Studies food habits, particularly as reflected in the food patterns of various groups who have immigrated to the U.S. throughout its history. Examines health status of these diverse populations; the multiple meanings of food in daily life, culture, religion, and among various societies and ethnicities; and culturally appropriate counseling; and develops an appreciation of the many underlying similarities across cultures. Metallinos- Katsaras.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

12:30PM-
03:20PM
N/A
TBA Wlst 2 No 4.00

NUTR 111 - Fundamentals of Nutrition Science

4 sem. hrs. Studies these basic concepts: functions of nutrients in the human organism, nutrient needs at varying stages of the life cycle, and nutrition status. Examines the health effects of nutrient inadequacies and excesses. Discusses the scientific basis of recommended nutrient intake and dietary guidelines for the U.S. population. Includes lecture and laboratory. Laboratory experimentation demonstrates or tests the nutrition principles presented in the lectures. Metallinos-Katsaras, Brown.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Lisa Brown Open 15 No 4.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

05:30PM-
08:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 17 No 4.00

NUTR 111L - Fundamentals of Nutrition Science Lab

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

05:30PM-
08:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 0.00
02 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 17 No 0.00

NUTR 112 - Introduction to Nutrition Science

4 sem. hrs. Studies the functions of nutrients and their requirement in the body, their effects on health, and nutrient needs during different stages of the life cycle. Discusses the effects of nutrient deficiencies and excesses as well as the dietary reference intakes and guidelines for the U.S. population. Metallinos-Katsaras, Brown.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Lisa Brown Open 7 No 4.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

05:30PM-
08:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 21 No 4.00

NUTR 150 - International Nutrition Issues

4 sem. hrs. Exploration of the world food situation, hunger, malnutrition, sustainable agriculture, politics, and distribution of wealth and power. Acquaints students with nutrition issues, and the nature and dimensions of present and future world food needs. Uses examples from both developed and developing countries to provide an overview of national and international politics influencing food and nutrition policies. Dixon.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

05:30PM-
08:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 4.00

NUTR 201 - Adv. Food Science

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: NUTR 111 or 112. Applies natural and physical sciences to the study of food science. Emphasizes modern food production, preservation, safety, process controls, product development, and current food science topics. Focuses laboratory work on experimental design and evaluation, followed by independent research projects and seminars. Emphasizes scientific report writing. Includes lecture and laboratory. Laboratory coat required. Edelstein.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

01:30PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Sari Edelstein Open 3 No 4.00

NUTR 201L - Adv. Food Lab

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

02:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Sari Edelstein Clsd 0 Yes 0.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

05:30PM-
08:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 3 No 0.00

NUTR 237 - Practice Commun Nutrition

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: NUTR 111 or 112 and consent of the instructor. Studies community nutrition, the practice of applied nutrition, and nutrition education in community health care and other settings. Emphasizes the principles of education that are basic to effective learning by the clients. Examines federal programs aimed at nutrition related health problems. Includes assignments to community fieldwork placements (outside of regular class time). Requires a Criminal Record Check (CORI), a Department of Social Services check, proof of MMR vaccination, and a negative TB test within six months. Metallinos-Katsaras, Brown.

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

04:00PM-
06:50PM
N/A
Elizabeth Metallinos-Katsaras Open 1 Yes 4.00

NUTR 248 - Food Prod/Serv Systems

4 sem. hrs. Hybrid course (some sessions will be held online; first class will be held in the classroom). Prereq.: NUTR 111 or 112. Studies the systems approach to food production, assembly, distribution, and service to individuals and groups; methods of producing quality food in quantity to achieve organizational and nutritional goals, including menu planning, food service sanitation, HACCP, and exploration of careers in food service. Edelstein.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Sari Edelstein Open 20 No 4.00

NUTR 311 - Nutrient Metabolism

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: BIOL 231, BIOL 232, CHEM 223, NUTR 111/112, and consent of the instructor. Considers nutritional biochemistry and the metabolic role of nutrients throughout the human life cycle. Studies recommended intakes of nutrients, along with the complete cycle of nutrient ingestion, absorption, utilization, and excretion. Examines advanced concepts in physiology and biochemistry in order to explain nutrient function and interdependence. Includes three-hour lecture plus two-hour laboratory. Fung.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Teresa T. Fung Open 12 No 4.00

NUTR 311L - Nutrient Metabolism Lab

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

02:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Teresa T. Fung Open 16 No 0.00

NUTR 349 - Directed Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the instructor. Directed study addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Consent is required for a directed study, which does not count toward the independent learning requirement. Herbold.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A

N/A
N/A
Nancie H. Herbold Open 4 Yes 4.00

NUTR 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the instructor. Provides an opportunity for independent study in one of the areas of nutrition. Edelstein, Herbold.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Nancie H. Herbold Open 3 Yes 4.00

NUTR 380 - Field Experience

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the instructor. Individual field experience in one of the areas of nutrition. Edelstein, Herbold.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Nancie H. Herbold Open 1 Yes 4.00

NUTR 390 - Seminar: Selected Topics in Nutrition

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: MATH 118, NUTR 311, senior standing, and consent of the instructor. *Will be offered in the fall starting in fall 2012. Examines in depth selected topics in nutrition. Introduces students to research methods and materials used in nutrition research. Emphasizes student initiative, oral presentation skills, participation, and leadership and expects integration and application of knowledge acquired throughout a student's undergraduate classes. Supplements lectures and discussions with workshops and is a writing intensive course. Metallinos-Katsaras.

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

10:30AM-
01:20PM
N/A
Elizabeth Metallinos-Katsaras Clsd 0 Yes 4.00

NUTR 450 - Independent Study

The student selects a problem for in-depth analysis and study. Prerequisite: graduate nutrition standing and consent. (1-3 credits)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Nancie H. Herbold Open 4 Yes 1.00

NUTR 451A - Dietetic Fieldwork FALL

Dietetic Internship The Graduate Nutrition Program maintains special arrangements with Greater Boston health care agencies where staff dietitians supervise students in a variety of settings. Students spend approximately forty hours a week in the field for thirty weeks. Prerequisite: enrollment in Dietetic Internship Program. (9 credits - 451A 3 credits fall; 451B 6 credits spring)

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:30PM-
04:30PM
N/A
Nancie H. Herbold
Lisa Brown
Open 9 Yes 3.00

NUTR 452 - Nutr Pract: Program,Plan, Eva

This course focuses on individual and community assessment, program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Setting program goals that produce outcomes which improve health and support wellness are emphasized. Barriers to change are explored. Program evaluation to determine effectiveness, quality control, and costs is stressed. Students plan and evaluate a program for a specified population. Prerequisite: graduate nutrition standing or consent. (3 credits)

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01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

05:30PM-
08:20PM
N/A
Lisa Brown Open 14 No 3.00

NUTR 455 - Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness

This course develops the students understanding of how food fuels the body and affects athletic performance. The principles of nutrition are discussed to provide the student with an understanding of how optimal fitness is achieved. Students design a nutrition/fitness program as a course requirement. The course is offered only online. Prerequisite: graduate nutrition standing or consent of instructor is required. (3 credits)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 10 No 3.00

NUTR 461 - Exercise Assessment and Prescription

This course builds on the understanding of energy intake, transformation, and liberation. Students learn to evaluate, create, and implement exercise programs for a variety of populations. This course develops a critical reasoning approach to clinical situations. Students apply an understanding of how nutrition and exercise interact to influence work capacity in children and adults. The course is offered only online. Prerequisite: graduate nutrition standing or consent of instructor is required. (3 credits)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 9 No 3.00

NUTR 489 - Nutrition Proposal Development

NUTR 489 provides the framework for the research project including: problem: statements, literature review, questionnaire development, study design, and data analysis. A research proposal will be completed by the student in preparation for implementation in NUTR 490. This course prepares students for NUTR 490 and must be taken prior to NUTR 490. Prerequisite: SHS 410, NUTR 452, NUTR 455, NUTR 460 or graduate nutrition standing and consent of instructor. (1 credit)

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

05:30PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Nancie H. Herbold Open 92 No 1.00
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