Courses Taught by Suzanne Cole

NUTR540: Maternal and Child Nutrition

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Cole, Suzanne
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the nutritional requirements of pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Main topics include: physiologic and metabolic adaptations of pregnancy and lactation, maternal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation, composition of human milk and formula, feeding practices of infants and toddlers, and the nutrient requirements of infants, children, and adolescents. At the conclusion of this course, students will have gained a sufficient foundation in maternal and child nutrition to better understand the relevant scientific literature. Didactic lectures and guest presentations accompanied by class discussions will provide a breadth of maternal and child nutrition knowledge.

NUTR631: Metabolism of Vitamins & Minerals

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Cole, Suzanne
  • Prerequisites: EHS 630
  • Description: This course provides an in-depth introduction to vitamin and mineral metabolism with particular emphasis on nutrient bioavailability and absorption, transport and tissue accumulation, regulation of nutrient metabolism and homeostasis, and nutrient function. Other topics include the health effects of inadequate and excessive micronutrient intake, methods used to estimate nutrient requirements and establish nutrient intake reference and upper limit levels. The depth of micronutrient metabolism covered in this course will provide a sufficient background for students to better understand the scientific literature of individual micronutrients. The course will consist of lectures on the major metabolic/regulatory topics for each micronutrient as well as discussions of nutrient-related topics from the current scientific literature.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR631 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR MPH Explain how macro- and micronutrient intake drive metabolic pathways and physiological function NUTR630, NUTR631
NUTR MS Deduce how specific micronutrient deficiencies relate to poor health including the mechanism(s) of action NUTR631
NUTR Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition PhD Predict the consequences of nutrient deficiencies or excesses based on principles of macronutrient and micronutrient biochemistry NUTR630, NUTR631, Doctoral Qualifying Exam
NUTR Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition PhD Predict how genetic variations in enzymes, nutrient transporters or regulators could affect human health and disease NUTR630, NUTR631, NUTR638, Doctoral Qualifying Exam
NUTR Nutritional Epidemiology PhD Explain how the biological nature of vitamins and minerals relates to population health NUTR631
NUTR Nutritional Interventions PhD Apply knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients to nutrition policies and programs addressing health of populations NUTR630, NUTR631

NUTR640: Nutritional Assessment

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Cole, Suzanne
  • Prerequisites: EHS 630, Nutrition Science
  • Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods and approaches for conducting nutrition assessment of individuals and populations throughout the lifecycle. The course is structured into three assessment components: dietary, biochemical, and body size and body composition. Main topics include in-depth overview of the assessment methods, strengths and limitations of methodology, evaluation and interpretation of assessment data, sources of measurement errors, validity of assessment methods, and basic analytical approaches used to interpret assessment data.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR640 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR MPH Apply the principles and methods of nutrition assessment to monitor nutritional status and trends, identify at-risk individuals & groups, and investigate diet and disease relationships NUTR640
NUTR MS Apply the principles and methods of nutrition assessment to monitor nutritional status and trends, identify at-risk individuals & groups, and investigate diet and disease relationships NUTR640
NUTR Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition PhD Propose appriopriate nutritional assessment methodologies in a research context NUTR640
NUTR Nutritional Epidemiology PhD Apply the principles and methods of nutrition assessment to monitor nutritional status and trends, identify at-risk individuals, monitor progress of programs, and investigate diet/disease relationships NUTR640

NUTR642: Community Nutrition

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Cole, Suzanne
  • Prerequisites: EHS 630
  • Description: This course is a discussion of the principles and programs developed to improve the dietary intake and the nutritional status of individuals and groups within a community. Primary topics covered include: government and nongovernment nutrition-related programs, groups at nutritional risk, nutritional issues/concerns across the lifecycle, and an introduction to developing community-based nutrition intervention programs (needs assessment, intervention, and evaluation). Didactic lectures and guest presentations accompanied with an in-depth needs assessment and intervention project and a community service-learning component will provide students the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge through a hands-on approach.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR642 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR MPH Apply public health theoretical frameworks and nutrition research evidence to inform public health actions NUTR642, NUTR650, NUTR677, NUTR633
NUTR MPH Explain dietary influences on health outcomes, and identify population-based strategies to improve nutritional health NUTR642, NUTR650, NUTR677

NUTR796: Special Topics in Nutritional Sciences