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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAST 2021 - Nutrition & Medical Dietary Needs

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: MAST 1611  and MAST 2010  all with grade C or better

(formerly MAST 2020)

This course focuses on fundamental skills needed to identify proper nutrition and instruct patients according to their needs. Topics include dietary nutrients, supplements, dietary needs, and medical diet plans.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, student will be able to outline the dietary nutrients, supplements, and dietary needs for special populations.


  1. Describe dietary nutrients including:
    1. Carbohydrates
    2. Fat
    3. Protein
    4. Minerals
    5. Electrolytes
    6. Vitamins
    7. Fiber
    8. Water
  2. Describe the function of dietary supplements
  3. Identify the special dietary needs for:
    1. Weight control
    2. Diabetes
    3. Cardiovascular disease
    4. Hypertension
    5. Cancer
    6. Lactose sensitivity
    7. Gluten-free
    8. Food allergies

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, student will be able to arrange a diet plan for a patient according to their needs.


  1. Develop a meal plan utilizing basic principles of nutrition
  2. Instruct a patient according to their special needs

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Fundamentals of Nutrition
    1. Nutritional needs
    2. Planning healthy diet
    3. Digestion, absorption and metabolism
    4. Carbohydrates
    5. Lipids
    6. Proteins
    7. Vitamins
    8. Minerals
    9. Water
  2. Nutrition Across the Lifespan
  3. Medical Nutrition diet plans:
    1. Food allergies
      1. foodborne illness
      2. Lactose sensitivity
    2. Weight control
    3. Diabetes
    4. Cardiovascular disease
      1. hypertension
    5. Renal disease
    6. Cancer
    7. Gastrointestinal disorders
      1. gluten-free

Primary Faculty
Austin, Delena
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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