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T2 Electives

 

Culinary Medicine in the Clinical Practice

 

Course Overview
The T1/T2 course will teach basic culinary skills including fundamental dietary and nutrition knowledge. There is a total of eight (9) 3-hour cooking classes, but as two are covered in FIM, the elective will include the remaining 7 classes.  Lessons will be keyed to both the basic science curriculum (biochemistry, physiology, etc.) while linking concepts learned to the practical clinical skills needed for the patient physician discussion about the importance of dietary and lifestyle change. Step preparation is tied into the course, and you get to eat what is cooked as part of class! 

Students will be expected to watch a 15-20 minute presentation and take a short quiz prior to coming to class. Class time is spent doing 3 hours of hands on cooking, tasting, and dialogue tied with case studies and questions relevant to the lessons. By signing up for this elective, you are committing to taking 6 of the 7 classes and doing all coursework. All 7 classes will be offered in spring and fall and open to first and second year medical students.

Contact Information

Course Directors: Leah Sarris (lsarris@tulane.edu) and Kerri Dotson, RD (kdotson@tulane.edu)
Phone:  (504) 988-9108

Registration: Please email Leah Sarris (lsarris@tulane.edu) to register for this elective

Grading Policy: 

Students will receive either pass or fail.

Enrollment:  minimum 8 students, maximum 20 students per group.

Time of course:


Spring 2016 Schedule:

Group A (Wednesdays 1-4:00pm)

6-Jan               
13-Jan             
27-Jan             
17-Feb            
24-Feb            
2-Mar             
9-Mar

Group B (Fridays, 1-4:00)
8-Jan               
15-Jan             
29-Jan             
19-Feb            
26-Feb            
4-Mar             
11-Mar              

*Class days/times are subject to change dependent on medical student schedules.

**More classes will be added as necessary to accommodate students who want to enroll in the elective.


 


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