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APPENDIX D Personal Interview Survey of Nutrition Course Coordinators NUTRITION CURRICULUM QUESTIONNAIRE PART II DETAILED EXAMINATION OF NUTRITION CURRICULUM National Research Council Food and Nutrition Board Committee on Nutrition in Medical Education PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AS COMPLETELY AS POSSIBLE. YOUR ASSISTANCE IN RETURNING THE FORM BY AUGUST 15, 1985 WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. SCHOOL: ADDRESS: I. FACULTY PARTICIPATING IN THE NUTRITION CURRICULUM A. Do you have the primary responsibility for the nutrition curriculum? Yes _ No If no, please indicate the faculty person who has the overall responsibility. Name: Academic Title: Department (primary) Other Titles: Professional Training -- Degrees Clinical Responsibilities -- Type: Research Activity -- Major interests: ~ Effort: Grant support? Nutrition Teaching Activity -- Role: 111 Postgraduate: ~ Effort: % Effort:

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112 PERSONAL INTERVIEW SURVEY OF NUTRITION COURSE COORDINATORS (cont.) B. Which other faculty play a major role in the nutrition curriculum? 1. Name: Academic Title: Department (primary): Other Titles: Professional Training -- Degrees: Clinical Responsibilities -- Type: Research Activity -- Major interests: % Effort: Grant support? Nutrition Teaching Activity -- Role: % Effort: 2. Name: Academic Title: Department (primary): Other Titles: Professional Training -- Degrees: Clinical Responsibilities Postgraduate: % Effort: -- Type: Research Activity -- Major interests % Effort: Grant support? Nutrition Teaching Activity -- Role: % Effort: C. List other faculty who participate in nutrition teaching 1. Name: Title: Department: Teaching Responsibilities: Postgraduate: % Effort: Name: Title: Department: teaching Responsibilities: 3. 4. Name: Title: Department: Teaching Responsibilities: title: Department: Teaching Responsibilities:

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113 PERSONAL INTERVIEW SURVEY OF NUTRITION COURSE COORDINATORS (cont. ) II. NUTRITION CORE CURRICULUM (Please enclose a course outline if available. ) Sub ject A. Energy Balance General concepts Obesity Starvation Protein/energy malnutrition B. Specific Nutri- tional Factors (requirements, sources, def i- ciency, exces s ) General principles Protein Carbohydrates Fat Calc ium . phosphorus Vitamin D Iron vitamin B12 folate, Vitamin A C . Nutri tion in the Lif e Cycle Pregnancy Lactat ion Early inf ant feeding Adole scence Aging D. Nutritional Assessment Equivalent Topic ( other title) Where Taught ( year/ Faculty (yes/no) session) (names) Type of Session (lecture/ group/etc. )

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114 PERSONAL INTERVIEW SURVEY OF NUTRITION COURSE COORDINATORS (cont. ) Sub ject E. The Role of Nutri tion in Disease Prevent ion and Treatment Atherosclerosis Cardiovascular disease Hypertension/ sodium Renal disease G .I . disease/ malabsorption Liver disease/ alcoholism Food intolerance/ allergy Cancer Diabetes Surgery, stress, burns Dental caries Therapuetic diets Enteral nutrition Parenteral nutrition Drug-nutrient interaction F. . Alternat ive Dietary Practices Vegetarianism Food f addi sm: popular d let s Megavitamins Equivalent Topic ( other title) Where Taught ( year/ Faculty (yes/no) session) (names) Type of Session (lecture/ group/etc. )

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115 PERSONAIJ INTER\IT EW SURVEY OK' NUTRITION COURSE COORDINATORS (cont. ) Equivalent Type of Topic Where Session (other Taught (year/ Faculty (lecture/ Sub ject title) (yesJno) session) (names) group/etc. ) G . Nutri tion and Societal Needs Prudent diet/ re commendations Food supply/ economics Community nutri tion resources H. Others (list) III. WHAT TEACHING MATERIALS AND RESOURCES ARE BEING USED EXTENSIVELY IN THE REQUIRED CORE NUTRITION CURRICULUM? Type o f Materi al (text, syllabus, video- Author(s) Source How used? Required? Useful tapes) Title (primary) (publisher) Cost (subjects) (yes/no) ness How are the students evaluated with regard to their knowledge of the nutrition curriculum? 1. No specific evaluation 2 . Pass/ fail/etc 3. Scaled grade

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L16 PERSONAL INTERVIEW SURVEY OF NUTRITION COURSE COORDINATORS (cont. ) B. Is the initial evaluation: 1. Separate for the nutrition curriculum? 2. Combined with performance on other parts of the curriculum? Comments: IV. ORGANIZATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NUTRITION CURRICULUM A. How many years has the current nutrition curriculum been in effect? B. Describe ma jor changes in the curriculum during the past 10 years: C. What significant problems were encountered in organizing and imple menting ma jor changes in the curriculum? (Mark in order of severity. ) Comments: PROBLEM Faculty training Faculty time Selection of content Time in curriculum Faculty acceptance Student acceptance SEVERITY None Slight Moderate Severe Very Severe D. What factors have been most helpful in implementation of the current nutrition curriculum? (Describe) C omment s: E. Have proposals for major changes in the current nutrition curriculum been considered and rejected? (Explain) Comments:

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117 PERSONAL INTERVIEW SURVEY OF NUTRITION COURSE COORDINATORS (cont. ) F. Are plans under consideration now f or ma jar changes? (Explain) Comments: G. In your opinion, is the current required core nutrition curriculum for medical students at your school 1. severely inadequate? 2. moderately inadequate? 3. just adequate? 4. optimal? 5. extensive? Comments: This questionnaire was sent to the following nine schools: Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York Tufts University School of Medicine Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey--New Jersey School of Medicine University of Oklahoma College of Medicine University of Rochester School of Medicine and Denti stry University of Southern California School of Medicine University of Vermont College of Medicine

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