Courses Taught by Olivia Anderson

NUTR510: Nutrition in the Life Cycle

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Anderson, Olivia
  • Prerequisites: Introductory biology and introductory chemistry
  • Description: Nutrition in the Life Cycle will cover nutritional needs of individuals during critical stages of development. Students will learn about the biological basis for nutritional requirements in normal development and maintaining health in adulthood. Consequences of over- and under-nutrition and how to identify and address these issues will be discussed.
  • Course Goals: -Identify the macro- and micronutrients critical for normal human growth and development -Develop an understanding for the biological basis of nutrient requirements during pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood (65+) -Recognize the health consequences of under or excess nutrient intake at critical life stages -Understand the rationale for development of dietary guidelines and major nutritional interventions -Understand how additional lifestyle factors (e.g., sleep, exercise) can affect nutrient requirements -Identify socioeconomic and cultural barriers to meeting nutrient needs -Develop an understanding of methodological aspects of the research regarding nutrition in the life cycle
  • This course is cross-listed with PUBHLTH310.

NUTR600: Professional Development in the Nutritional Sciences

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Anderson, Olivia
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status, Completion of approved internship, research or practical experience
  • Description: This is a capstone course for Nutritional Sciences Master of Public Health students as they transition from a novice to an expert from the first to second year of the degree program. In this course, students will apply the knowledge learned from the curriculum and field experience to real-life applications.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR600 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR MPH Demonstrate leadership skills that contribute to professional development and innovation in the field of nutrition NUTR600

NUTR796: Special Topics in Nutritional Sciences

NUTR803: Effective Teaching in Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Anderson, Olivia
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Students will engage in a community of graduate students to explore/prepare for a faculty career, focusing on teaching at a university-level specifically in the public health field. Students will immerse in literature, discussion, and workshops on state-of-the-art pedagogical techniques. Course tangibles include: teaching philosophy statement, course syllabus, and teaching demonstration.
  • Course Goals: 1. Reflect on your own teaching practice; 2. Engage in conversations about teaching and faculty life with faculty and peers; 3. Design a specific course under your nutrition expertise that you could teach at a university institution; 4. Apply research-based inclusive teaching strategies to your teaching-related documents - a teaching philosophy, syllabus, lecture material; 5. Understand the purpose of different types of student learning assessment and apply them to your newly designed course; 6. Identify strategies for success in higher education for your diverse student body
  • This course is cross-listed with PUBHLTH803.

PUBHLTH310: Nutrition in the life cycle

  • Undergraduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Anderson, Olivia
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: Introductory chemistry lecture, Introductory biology lecture
  • Description: Nutrition in the Life Cycle will cover nutritional needs of individuals during critical stages of development. Students will learn about the biological basis for nutritional requirements in normal development and maintaining health in adulthood. Consequences of over- and under-nutrition and how to identify and address these issues will be discussed.
  • Course Goals:
    1. Identify the macro- and micronutrients critical for normal human growth and development; Develop an understanding for the biological basis of nutrient requirements during pregnancy and lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood (65+)
    2. Recognize the health consequences of under or excess nutrient intake at critical life stages
    3. Understand the rationale for development of dietary guidelines and major nutritional interventions
    4. Understand how additional lifestyle factors (e.g., sleep, exercise) can affect nutrient requirements
    5. Identify socioeconomic and cultural barriers to meeting nutrient needs
  • This course is cross-listed with A NUTR 500-level course.
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH310