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King Saud University

College of Applied Medical Sciences

Department of Community Health Sciences

                                            First Semester 1431     



Course title and code:

Nutritional Assessment (435)

Program in which the course is offered: 

Clinical Nutrition program

Credit hours

3 hours (2 theoretical + 1 practical)

total contact hours per semester

75 hours

Level at which this course is offered:

8th level

Course prerequisites:

CHS 343, Nutrition Therapy for Chronic Diseases, Level: 7




lecture: 10.00-12.00 am     Practical: 12.00 -2.00 pm


Class room NO 1-1

College member responsible for the course

Ms.Wa'ad AlFawaz



Contact information:

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Phone :

Office: Tel #: 4355010 ex. 130




Office hours:

Monday & Tuesday (10am -12pm )

This web site is exclusive for the course tutors and students which allow:

  • Contacting the course instructor,
  • Downloading of the course notes, assignments, Also it acts as announcements (memo board), midterm and assignments grades.

Course Description:

Nutritional disequilibrium occurs with changes in dietary intake, nutrition needs, and nutrient metabolism. The nutrition assessment is the foundation for the nutrition care plan. The client's nutritional status must be evaluated before intervention is initiated. More than one assessment should be used to make conclusions about care, as each tool has it purpose, strengths, and weaknesses.

    Goals of Nutrition assessment:

§  Identify individuals at nutrition risk.

§  Provide justification for the nutrition care plan.

§  Forms the basis for evaluating the nutrition care plan.

   Components of a complete nutrition assessment include:

§  Dietary history.

§  Anthropometry and body composition.

§  Physical examination.

§  Medical and social history.

§  Biochemical data.


Course Objective:  * Demonstrate and practice most available, used assessment tools.

* To create an awareness of the advantages and limitations of different nutrition assessment methods

* To learn appropriate methods for specific applications and appropriate approaches to analysis and interpretation of nutritional assessment data

* Identify the recent, theoretical tools.


Teaching strategies

Lectures, group discussions, video presentations, role play, practicing in the nutritional clinic

Theoretical part( marks )


First Midterm              (15 Marks) 

Second Midterm         (15 Marks) 

Participation               (5 Marks)
Practical                      (25 Marks)

Final Exam                  (40 Marks)

Practical Part ( marks)


1st assignment ……… (15 marks)

2nd assignment ……... (15 marks)

3rd assignment ……... (15 marks)

Midterm ……………. (15 marks)

Attendance ………… (10 Marks)

Final …………...        (30 marks)


** Please hand the assignments in the class according to the set dates.

     The assignments won't be accepted pass the dates specified unless official medical excuse is attached on the front page.

Text Book :  Nutritional Assessment. by Robert Lee & David Nieman. Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 4th edition 2006.



Course Outline


Lecture 1                     Introduction to Nutritional Assessment     (26/9/2010)

Lecture 2,3,4               Dietary Assessment                         (3,10,17/10 /2010)

                                                Dietary standards and Recommendations.

                                                Recommended Dietary Allowance

                                                Dietary Guidelines

                                                Food guides

                                                Composition table

                                                Reason for measuring diet

                                                Techniques in measuring diet

24-hr Recall, Food Record, FFQ, Diet History, ...

                                                Computerized Dietary Analysis Systems.

                                                Issues in Dietary measurements.

Lecture 5                     First Midterm Exam    (24/10/2010)


Lecture 6,7                  Anthropometric measurements   . (31/10/2010, 7/11/2010)

                                                Measuring Length, stature and head circumference.

                                                Measuring Weight for infants, children, adults. 

                                                Growth Charts, weight standards, height-weight indices.

                                                Measuring frame size.

                                                Body fat distribution, body fat composition 

                                                Skinfolds Measurements

Lecture 8, 9                  Assessment of the hospitalized patients. (28/11/2010, 5/12/2010)

                                                Assessing nutritional status

                                                Determining energy and protein requirements

                                                Nutrition Screening                                        

Lecture 10                   Second Midterm Exam (12/12/2010)


Lecture 11,12,             Biochemical Assessment of Nutritional Status(19 & 26/12/2010)

                                                Use of Biochemical Measurements

                                                Measuring Protein status

                                                Measuring Iron status

                                                Measuring Calcium status

                                                Measuring Vitamins status

                                                Blood Chemistry

Lecture 13,                  Clinical Assessment of Nutritional Status (2/1/2011)

                                                Medical History

                                                Dietary History

                                                Clinical Signs of PEM

                                                Eating Disorders

Lecture 14                    Counseling Techniques (9/1/2011)

                                                Communication with the client

                                                Interviewing skills

                                                Counseling theories
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