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NCST: North Carolina Studies

2000. Introduction to North Carolina Studies (3) (F)
NC studies via anthropology, biology of coastal plains, geography, history, literature, politics, and society.
4000. Windows on North Carolina’s Past (3) (S)
P: NCST 2000; 6 s.h. in NCST; or consent of director. Interdisciplinary research seminar focusing on selected events, localities, and/or groups from NC’s past.
4010. Contemporary Issues and Problems in North Carolina (3) (S)
P: NCST 2000; 6 s.h. in NCST; or consent of director. Interdisciplinary research seminar focusing on selected contemporary issues in NC.

NEUR: Neuroscience

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3310. Introduction to Neuroscience (3) (F,S,SS)
(FC:SO) Same as PSYC 3310 Relationship of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to behavior.
4200. Literature in Neurosciences (1) (F)
1 lecture hour per week. May not count toward foundations curriculum science requirement. P: Consent of instructor. Each week one or two original research articles analyzed for impact on understanding of neuron, glial, and brain function at cellular, molecular, and integrative levels. Literature tailored to student and faculty interests.
4201. Laboratory Methods in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (2) (S)
6 lab hours per week. May not count toward foundations curriculum science requirement. Basic lab methods for research in cellular and molecular neuroscience. Principles of measurement of electrical properties of excitable cells, current voltage and patch clamp, electronic instrumentation, biochemical and radiological methodology, molecular radio and fluorescence labeling, microscopy, and cell and tissue culturing.
4900. Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (3) (F) Formerly NEUR 5000
P: Senior standing and consent of instructor. Introduces cellular mechanisms and molecular basis of neuron and glial function and interaction. Topics include membrane trafficking, action potentials, receptors, and signal transduction, gene transcription factors, neuroimmunology, and developmental neuroscience.
4901. Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience (3) (S) Formerly NEUR 5001
P: Senior standing and consent of instructor. Introduces neural systems and neural basis of behavior. Topics include basic neuroanatomy; computational neuroscience, learning and memory; sensory and motor systems, neural basis of affective behavior, consciousness and cognitive neuroscience, neural plasticity, and brain lateralization and language.
4950, 4951. Neuroscience Senior Thesis I, II (3,3) (F,S,SS) (WI)
P: PSYC 2101 or MATH 2228, PSYC 2210, consent of instructor. Research under the direction of full-time faculty member on neuroscience project culminating in senior thesis.

NURS: Nursing

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3005. Academic Development for Nursing Education (2)
P: Declared nursing majors. Assessment of academic strengths and weaknesses and development of academic skills essential to success in nursing education.
3010. Foundations in Nursing Informatics (3) (F,S)
P: Hold a current unrestricted license as a registered nurse in NC; completion of required sciences, foundations curriculum, and cognate courses. Application of information technology and literacy related to nursing education and practice.
3020, 3021. Health Assessment (3,0) (F,S)
2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: Admission to NURS major. Theoretical foundations and lab experiences necessary for performing holistic health assessment.
3025. Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (3) (F,S)
P/C: NURS 3010. Theoretical foundations and skills for performing a holistic plan of care for individuals across the lifespan.
3030. Management of Diabetes Mellitus Across the Life Span (2)
P: Students in the health sciences division or consent of instructor. Management of individuals with diabetes mellitus using a multidisciplinary approach.
3040. Pharmacotherapeutics (3) (F,S)
P: Admission to NURS major. Relationship of drugs and their physiological effects. Nursing role in pharmacotherapeutics with consideration to legal, ethical, economic, and technological factors.
3081, 3082, 3083. Topics in Nursing (1,2,3)
1 classroom hour for 1 s.h.; 2 lab hours for 1 s.h.; 3 clinical hours for 1 s.h. May be repeated for credit at discretion of instructor. Selected contemporary topics. Individualized or small group learning experiences provide in-depth content in a nursing area.
3200. Introduction to Professional Nursing (2) (F,S)
P: Admission to NURS major. Conceptual and philosophical foundations of professional nursing.
3210, 3211. Nurse as Care Provider (6) (F,S)
4 lecture and 6 practicum hours per week P/C: NURS 3020, 3021, 3200, 3270, 3271, 3410. Holistic view of adult client in acute care settings. Theoretical foundations of wellness and illness and their relationship to nursing practice.
3260. Legal Aspects of Health Care (2) (F)
P: Nursing major or consent of instructor. Legal system as related to practice of health care professionals, especially professional nurses.
3270, 3271. Clinical Nursing Foundations I (2,0) (F,S)
1 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: Admission to NURS major. Basic skills required for professional nursing practice.
3330, 3331. Nursing Care of Families During the Childbearing Phase (5) (F,S)
3 lecture and 6 practicum hours per week. P: All required NURS courses below 3300; P/C: NURS 3040, 3370, 3371, 3410. Theoretical foundations and clinical experiences in nursing care of families during childbearing phase.
3340, 3341. Nursing Care of Children (5) (F,S)
3 lecture and 6 practicum hours per week. P: All required NURS courses below 3300; P/C: NURS 3040, 3370, 3371, 3410. Theoretical foundations and clinical experiences in nursing care of children and their families.
3370, 3371. Clinical Nursing Foundations II (2,0) (F,S)
1 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: NURS 3270, 3271. Intermediate and advanced skills required for professional nursing practice.
3410. Concepts of Pathophysiology for Nursing (3) (F,S)
P: Admission to NURS major; RN students: P/C: NURS 3010. Etiology, mechanism, and clinical presentation of alterations in physiology.
3510. Nursing Research (3) (F,S,SS)
P: All required NURS courses below 3330; approved statistics course; RN students: P/C: NURS 3010. Introduction to research process and its impact on nursing practice, education, and public policy.
3520. Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS)
P: All required NURS courses below 3330. Topics in global health care environment.
3851. Nurse Extern I (2-3)
P: All required nursing courses below 3400, consent of extern course coordinator, nursing assistant I or II certification (as agency requires). Opportunities to perform as a contributing staff member of the patient care team while developing and enhancing critical thinking and clinical skills.
3852. Nurse Extern II (2-3)
P: All required nursing courses below 3400, consent of extern course coordinator, NURS 3851, nursing assistant I or II certification (as agency requires). Continues to provide opportunities to perform as a contributing staff member of the patient care team while developing and enhancing critical thinking and clinical skills.
4010, 4011. Nursing Care of Clients with Alterations in Mental Health (5) (F,S)
3 lecture and 6 practicum hours per week. P: All required NURS courses below 4000. Theoretical foundations and clinical experiences specific to promotion of mental health. Maintenance of optional functioning and maximization of quality of life for clients with alterations in mental health.
4020, 4021. Nursing Care of Adults (6) (F,S)
3 lecture and 9 practicum hours per week. P: All required NURS courses below 4000. Theoretical foundations and clinical experiences specific to nursing care of adults within a family experiencing complex alterations in health.
4100. Health of the Older Adult (2) (F,S)
P: All required NURS courses below 4000. Conceptual and philosophical approaches to aging along wellness-illness continuum.
4150. Nursing Leadership (3) (WI*) (F,S)
P: All required NURS courses below 4000. Theoretical and organizational frameworks for understanding essential elements of nursing leadership.
4210, 4211. Nursing Care of Populations and Communities (6) (F,S)
3 lecture and 9 practicum hours per week. P: All required NURS courses below 4200. Theoretical foundations and clinical experiences specific to nursing care of populations and communities.
4220. Perspectives in International Community Health Nursing (3)
P: All required nursing courses below 4210. Introduction to global health issues of select international communities and/or nations.
4410. Nursing Management of Complex Health Issues: Individuals and Families (3) (F,S)
P: All required NURS 3000 level courses. Principles and practices of nursing promoting holistic care of individuals and families across the lifespan.
4420. Nursing Management of Complex Health Issues: Populations and Systems (3) (WI) (F,S)
P: All required NURS 3000 level courses; P/C: NURS 4410. Principles and practices of nursing promoting holistic care of population health across the lifespan.
4430. Systems, Complex Heath Issues and Nursing (3) (F,S)
P: All required NURS 3000 level courses; P/C: NURS 4420. Principles and practices of nursing focusing on systems impacting current and emerging complex health issues.
4440. Nursing Leadership and Service Learning I (3) (WI) (F,S)
2 lab and 6 practicum hours per week. P: All required NURS 3000 level courses. Assessing and planning service-learning project relevant to health concerns of aggregates or populations.
4450. Nursing Leadership and Service Learning II (4) (F,S)
2 lab and 9 practicum hours per week. P: NURS 4440. Implementing and evaluating service-learning project relevant to health concerns of aggregates or populations.
4460. Nursing Leadership and Service Learning III (3) (F,S)
2 lab and 6 practicum hours per week. P: NURS 4440; P/C: NURS 4450. Disseminating service-learning project relevant to health concerns of aggregates or populations.
4500. Theory Capstone (5) (F,S)
P: All required NURS courses below 4200; C: NURS 4210, 4211. Synthesis of previous learning for transition into professional nursing practice.
4511. Clinical Capstone (3)
2 seminar and 12 practicum hours per week. P: All required NURS courses below 4200; C: NURS 4210, 4211. Manages, coordinates, and delivers nursing care in selected settings based on application of previous learning.
5000. Nursing Care for Families: A Systems Perspective (3)
P: Graduate standing. or consent of instructor. Interpretation of family responses useful in formulating nursing assessments and diagnoses and for defining basic nursing therapeutic interventions for families in variety of health care settings. Nursing process used to explore state of the art concept of family nursing science. Current and predicted changes in health care delivery and their affect on family.
5025. Computer Applications in Nursing (2)
P: Graduate student standing.; undergraduate seniors by consent of instructor. Computer applications in nursing service, education, research, and clinical practice.
5327. Women’s Health (3)
Health care issues and changes affecting delivery of care.
5620. International Health Care (3)
P: Graduate standing. or senior by consent of instructor. Issues, philosophy, and cultural differences in health care from international perspective. Compares US health care to that in other nations.
5900. School Nursing Practice (3)
Complexity of school nurse role in coordinated school health programs. Emphasis on case management and interdisciplinary practice in school setting.
NURS Banked Courses
3050. Nursing Core I (2)
3205. Health in the Older Adult (3)
3250, 3251. Geriatric Nursing (3,0)
3900. Concepts in Professional Nursing (3)
3901. Practicum in Concepts in Professional Nursing (2)
4050. Nursing Core II (3)
5460, 5461. Patient Education for Interdisciplinary Health Care Providers (3,0)

NUTR: Nutrition and Dietetics

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1000. Contemporary Nutrition (3) (F,S,SS)
Basic nutrition knowledge necessary to evaluate nutrition issues and make sound lifestyle decisions.
1010. Cultural Foods (3) (F,S)
Economic, environmental, and cultural aspects of food.
1300. Introduction to Dietetics (1) (F)
Introduces dietetics practice and credentialing requirements.
2105. Nutrition Science (3) (F,S,SS)
Elementary principles of nutrition and their practical application.
2400. Nutrition Education and Assessment (3)
P: NUTR 2105; nutrition major. Application of teaching and learning theory to the nutrition field; introduction to education and assessment tools used in dietetics practice.
2999. Current Issues in Nutrition and Dietetics (1)
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 s.h. with a change of topic. P: NUTR 1000 or 2105. Special topics in selected area of nutrition and dietetics. Variable topics and content permitted.
3101. Clinical Nutrition for Allied Health Professions (3) (F,S)
Basic nutrition and selected applied topics that relate to prevention and treatment of nutrition-related health problems.
3104. Advanced Vitamins and Minerals (2)
P: BIOL 2130, 2131; CHEM 1160, 1161; NUTR 2105; Functions and processes related to micronutrients.
3105. Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism (3) (WI) (F,S)
P: BIOL 2130, 2131; CHEM 2650, 2651; or equivalent; NUTR 2105; a statistics course. Macronutrient processes at cellular level.
3303. Food Science (3) (F)
P: NUTR 2110. Overview of food science topics as related to foods. Includes discussions of food preservation, food processing, food chemistry, food safety, food laws and food biotechnology.
3311. Life Cycle Nutrition (4)
P/C: NUTR 3104. Scientific principles of human nutrition in various stages in life cycle. Emphasis on nutrition assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
3350. Dietetics Administration (3) (S)
Application of marketing concepts, cost/benefit studies, and financial analysis to dietetic practice. Review of legislation affecting dietetic practice and computer applications for dietetic practice.
3500. Nutrition Research Methodology (3)
P: NUTR 2105 and statistics; C: NUTR 3501; nutrition major. Application of research methodologies to nutrition and dietetics.
3501. Nutrition Research Methodology Laboratory (1)
P: NUTR 2105 and statistics; C: NUTR 3500. Laboratory application of research methodologies to nutrition and dietetics.
3995, 3996, 3997. Field Experience in Nutrition and Dietetics (1,1,1)
P: Nutrition and dietetics major; cumulative 2.0 GPA, 2.5 GPA in NUTR courses; NUTR 2105. Supervised professional work experience in nutrition and dietetics.
4300. Professional Preparation in Dietetics (1) (F)
P: NUTR major. Concepts and skills required for leadership and professional practice in dietetics.
4312. Medical Nutrition Therapy I (4)
P: HIMA 3000; NUTR 3105, 3311. Biochemical and physiological anomalies of disease and application of medical nutrition therapy.
4313. Medical Nutrition Therapy II (4)
P: NUTR 4312; C: NUTR 4500, 4501, 4600. Continuation of NUTR 4312.
4400. Study Abroad: Global Perspectives in Nutrition (3)
P: Consent of instructor. International field and research experiences in nutrition and dietetics.
4500. Community Nutrition Education (3)
P: NUTR 3311; C: NUTR 4313. Nutrition program development and delivery in community setting. Includes nutrition surveillance, screening, assessment, education, counseling, documentation, and referral.
4600. Dietetics Exit Seminar (2) (WI) (S)
P/C: NUTR 4308, 4313, 4500; HMGT 4450. Applies continuous quality improvement to dietetic service. Identifies trends and issues in dietetics. Completion of exit exam for didactic program in dietetics.
4800. Orientation to Professional Dietetic Practice (1) (F)
P: Admission to dietetic internship. Applies dietetic knowledge to entry-level practice. Emphasis on performance responsibilities of dietitians, quality assurance procedures, and professional ethics.
4801, 4802, 4803, 4804. Supervised Dietetic Practice (3 each) (F,S)
May be repeated for maximum of 12 s.h. over 2-year period. 20 hours practice per week or 250 hours per semester. P: Admission to dietetic internship. Development and integration of knowledge and skills in practice.
5001. Nutrition and Exercise (3) Same as EXSS 5001
P: EXSS 3805; NUTR 2105; or consent of instructor. Relationship of sport and physical activity to basic nutrition principles.
5300. Nutrition for Wellness (3)
P: 1 course in clinical nutrition and 1 in nutrition education. Planning, implementing, and evaluating nutrition services and education in wellness programs.
NUTR Banked Courses
5050. Nutrition and the Workplace (1)
5211, 5212. Advanced Clinical Nutrition (1,2)