Topic outline

  • Course Summary

    Welcome to This Course...

    The factors affecting an individual’s nutritional status are many and diverse. Understanding these factors is essential in order to assess malnutrition, design programs that tackle nutrition problems, and to correctly inform program management and evaluation. This course will help you to learn basic methods to assess nutritional status. In the course summary video you will also be able to understand the strategies through which this course will be conducted.

  • Lesson Plan

    This is actually a preview of the full course strategies. A step wise explanation. It is explained in such an easy manner that you will understand which topics will be covered one after another, when you will have your -class tests, midterm exam, assignment, presentation and final exam and the syllabuses of these exams are also declared in the lesson plan.

  • Students Attendance

    Student's Attendance

    Student's attendance will be taken here. 7 marks are assigned in attendance for the entire semester. Students can easily get this 7  marks attending all classes. 

    • Recorded Online Classes

      Recorded Online Classes

      Students will be able to find all recorded online classes here. As there are other sections of this course, recorded online classes for different sections will be included under the name of each section. 

    • Lecture 1: Nutritional Assessment

      Video Tutorial

      Learning Outcome...

      Students will learn the basics of nutritional assessment. The nutritional survey, surveillance, and screening will be explained here. Also they will have an introductory idea about four major methods of nutritional assessment.

    • Lecture 2: Methods of Nutritional Assessment

      Video Tutorial  

      Learning Outcome

      There are some methods that help to assess the nutritional status of an individual or group of people.  Under each method there are several measurement techniques. Different techniques from different methods are used depending on the situation and the objectives of the study. 

    • Lecture 3: Anthropometric Methods- Growth Measurement- Measurement of Weight

      Video tutorial

      Learning Outcome

      Anthropometric Methods usually measure the different physical dimensions of the human body. To assess growth different techniques are involved depending on the perspectives. Height, weight, length, knee height, elbow breadth, etc. are used. Different tools and instruments are used for these purposes. The procedures of measurement with the use of tools are tried to be explained here. 

    • Lecture 4: Growth Measurements- Measurements of Height

      Video Tutorial

      Learning Outcome

      Height represents the linear growth of our body. It also reflects the level of nutrients deposition over a long period. The techniques of height measurements at different age groups are non-identical. Here, we will learn all those methods involved with height measurements. 

    • Lecture 5: Growth Measurements- Measurement of Head Circumference and Age

      Video Tutorial

      Learning Outcome

      Physical and mental developments are different in different age groups. The techniques to identify proper age is very crucial in the assessment of Nutritional Status. It is known that after a certain period the growth of the brain in a human being starts to slow down. Learners will be able to learn the methods involved in head circumference and age measurement.

    • Class Test 1

      • Class Test 1 Quiz
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      • Class Test 1 Quiz
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    • Lecture 6: Measurement of Body Fat and Fat Free Mass

      Video Tutorial of Part 1

      Learning Outcome

      Fat as essential lipid and storage fat are deposited in different place of human body. Essential lipid can be found in bone marrow, central nervous system, mammary gland and many other areas. Whereas storage fat can be found as subcutaneous fat, in GIT, in inter and intra muscles and also around some vital organs. Percentage of fat is higher in female than male, the presence of essential lipid in female is 9% of the body weight and 3% of the total body weight in male. The storage fat in female is 15% and 12% in male respectively. Skin fold thickness is the key to assess the body fat. 

    • Anthropometric Indices

      Video Tutorial

      Learning Outcome

      In anthropometric measurements, we learned how to measure different physical dimensions. Anthropometric measurements can not always alone explain all types of malnutrition. Most of the malnutrition situations can become complicated. To understand these complex and critical situations we need different parameters. Anthropometric Indices help us there. It is a combination of two or more measurements together. 

    • Z-Score

      Video Tutorial

      Learning Outcome

      Z-Score and Standard Deviation are two important parameters in the assessment of Nutritional Status. From this video tutorial, we will be able to understand what is Z-score and standard deviation and how to calculate those from a set of data. 

    • Midterm Exam

      Date: 12th July

      Syllabus for Midterm Exam

      Pattern Of Midterm Question

      • MCQ and Short Questions
      • Case Study Questions
      • Math Problem

      Marks Distribution

      • MCQ and Short Questions - 40%
      • Case Study Questions- 25%
      • Math Problem- 25%
      • Presentation- 10%

      Presentation Format for Midterm Exam

      • Topic- Any topic from the 10 given topics

      • Format- PPT.

      • Number of Slides- 5 (Including First and Last slide)

      • Deadline- 15th July

      Time of the Midterm Exam

      • Question will be Open at 12:00 pm

      • Question will be Close at 2:00 pm

      • Duration of Exam- 90 Minutes

      • Attempts- 2

    • Samples in Biochemical Assessment

      Video Tutorial

      Learning Outcome

      Samples and confounding factors of samples are described here. Students will be able to learn the advantages and limitations of the samples used in the biochemical assessment.

    • Assessment of Iron Status

      Video Tutorial- Part 1

      Learning Outcome

      Knowledge of Distribution of elemental iron, parameters involved with elemental iron and the factors affecting parameters/biomarkers of iron in the human body will be understood by students. 

    • Class Test 2

      Class Test 2

      Date: 28th July

      Time: 4:00 pm

      Access to Question: 4:00 pm- 4:35 pm

      Duration of Exam: 20 minutes

      The pattern of Question: MCQ

      Syllabus for Class Test 2

      1. Samples in Biochemical Assessment 

      2. Assessment of Iron status

    • Assessment of Vitamin A Status

      Video Tutorial

      Learning Outcome

      From this video tutorial, students will be able to understand the generic nature of fat-soluble vitamins. As this topic is majorly focused on the assessment of vitamin A status, every index will be discussed here which will help students to assess the level of vitamin A level in the body.

    • Assessment of Vitamin D Status

      Video Tutorial

      Learning Outcome

      From this video tutorial, students will learn interesting as well as important information about vitamin D. The interesting explanation of steps involved in the metabolism of vitamin D are also mentioned here. The indices required for vitamin D assessment are also well explained here. 

    • Assignment and Presentation

      Deadline: 25th August

      Guidelines for Assignment and Presentation

      1. Topics are assigned against your ID

      2. For Assignment: Prepare an article either in doc or pdf format

      3. For Presentation: Prepare a maximum of 8 slides including Introduction and Conclusion

      4. The areas that need to be covered in your topic are Source, Chemical name, Deficiency disease, Deficiency signs, and symptoms and finally, Toxicity signs and symptoms. 

      5. Font: Times New Roman

      6. Font Size: 12

      7. Line space for assignment: 1.5. Not more than 15 pages.


      1. Assignment and presentation should be separately prepared from different angles.

      2. Your slides should not resemble other's slides. 

      3. You should not copy your slides from the internet.

      4. Match more than 20% with the internet and other's file will be considered as Zero.

    • Clinical Assessment

      Video Tutorial- Part 1

      Learning Outcome

      Students will learn how to use signs and symptoms in clinical assessment. They will also be able to differentiate between normal and malnourished signs and symptoms of nutritional disorders. 

    • Dietary Assessment- Indirect Dietary Methods and Direct Retrospective Methods

      Video Tutorial on Dietary Assessment- Indirect Dietary Methods

      Learning Outcome

      These two video tutorials will help students to understand the methods involved in Dietary assessment.  Food Consumption at National Level, Household-level, and Individual level is found to be well explained by dietary assessment methods. 

    • Surprise Class Test

      Surprise Class Test

      Date: 16th August

      Syllabus: Chemical Name of Vitamins

      Time: 8:45 am

      Duration of Exam: 20 minutes

      Access to Question: 25 minutes

      The pattern of Question: MCQ

    • Student's Feedback

      Student's Feedback

      The purpose of this survey is to get your feedback about this online course so that we can provide you the best experience regarding online courses.

      • Class Test 3

        Class Test 3

        Date: 18th August

        Time: 5:30 pm

        Duration of Exam: 20 Minutes

        Access to Question: 5:30 pm- 5:55 pm

        Attempt: 1

        Syllabus: Clinical Assessment

        1.                : All signs and symptoms
        2.                : Causes
        3.                : Clinical Features

      • Final Exam

        Final Exam

        Date: 23rd August

        Time: 4:00 pm

        Access to Question: 4:00 pm- 6:15 pm

        Duration of Exam: 2 hrs

        Attempts: 2

        Syllabus of Final Exam

        1. Biochemical Method

               2. Clinical Method

        • 17 Nutritional Deficiency Disease with their causes and clinical features
        • Limitations of Clinical Assessment

               3. Dietary Method

        • Indirect Dietary Method
        • Food Balance Sheet
        • Household Consumption and Expenditure Survey
        • Direct Dietary Retrospective Method
        • Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ)
        • 24-hr Recall Method
        • Dietary History

        Pattern of Question

        • MCQs: 50%
        • Case Study, Short and Essay Questions: 50%

        Must Guidelines to Follow

        • Ensure Smooth Internet Connection during Final Exam (those who have wifi also ensure a good data package).
        • Copying from the Internet is strictly forbidden, if in any question you practice this, those answers will be marked ZERO
        • Copying from Other Student's Answer is strictly forbidden, if in any question you practice this, those answers will be marked ZERO

      • Midterm Improvement Exam

        Midterm Improvement Exam for Nabila Islam

      • Final Improvement Exam

        Final Improvement Exam