Child Nutrition (CHL206) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Child Nutrition CHL206 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Problem Solving, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is 1) to learn the physiological and endocrine changes in the body during pregnancy and lactation, and the basic nutritional principles, 2) to interpret the education and practices of pregnant, lactating women, infants and children in the society, 3) to interpret the physiological and metabolic changes, energy and nutrients need in the infancy and pre-school period, 4) to increase their knowledge about adequate and balanced nutrition.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • He/she understands the changes in the body during pregnancy and lactation.
  • He/she explains nutritional problems, nutritional, and nutrient requirements during pregnancy and lactation.
  • He/she Makes suggestions about the relationship between growth and development and nutrition in infants and children, and the importance of infant nutrition.
  • He/she refers to nutritional problems in infancy and childhood.
  • He/she prepares a daily nutrition program suitable for children in infancy, pre-school period, school age and adolescence.
Course Content The importance of nutrition during pregnancy and lactation, the physiological and metabolic changes and nutritional interactions in infant, pre-school, school age and adolescence, energy and nutritional requirements.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Importance of mother-child nutrition in Turkey and in the world
2 Pregnancy physiology, problems and fetal nutrition
3 Energy and nutrient needs during pregnancy
4 Lactation physiology, problems and energy and nutrient needs
5 General nutrition principles of 0-1 year old babies, gastrointestinal system development
6 Energy, macro, and micro nutrient requirement of 0-1-year-old babies
7 Breast milk, its importance, and applications
8 Midterm
9 Complementary nutrition
10 Infant formulas
11 Nutritional characteristics and applications of preschool children (3-5 years old)
12 Characteristics of school-age nutrition and its applications
13 Characteristics of Adolescent nutrition and its applications
14 Eating behaviour disorders
15 Overview
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Beslenme
Other Sources 2. Beslenme ve diyet dergileri

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have basic theoretical knowledge about the field within the scope of health, education and support services, organizational structure and systematics. X
2 To be able to understand the basic concepts, approaches and theories in the field of child development, to associate them with current life, national and international developments. X
3 To be able to use sciences such as health, education, and psychology along with the basic knowledge and skills of the discipline of child development. X
4 To be able to identify the problems encountered and develop solutions based on the knowledge and skills required by the discipline of child development. X
5 To be able to independently carry out the necessary work as an individual and as a team member, and take responsibility in the practices related to child development education in preschool education institutions, private education institutions and health institutions X
6 To be able to have the necessary basic knowledge for applications in preschool education institution, private education institution and health institutions related to child development education. X
7 To be able to determine the learning needs associated to lifelong learning related to child development and education and to make the necessary guidance. X
8 To be able to act in accordance with professional ethics and social-responsibility-understanding in all field practices and social relations of the profession X
9 To be able to carry out studies on child development to raise awareness of society and other professional groups . X
10 To be able to follow the information in the field and communicate with colleagues by using a universal foreign language. X
11 To be able to do resource research for the purpose of accessing information, to use databases, numerical values and other information sources. X
12 To be able to communicate effectively with the family and the child in accordance with the cultural structure, and to work in cooperation in child development studies. X
13 To be able to act in accordance with social, scientific, cultural and ethical values in all studies in the field of child development. X
14 To be able to show sensitivity to the universality of social rights in the field of child development, protection of quality cultural values, occupational health and safety. X
15 To be able to evaluate and prepare the materials required by the field of child development (educational toys, educational books and brochures, game material) and to use them for educational purposes. X
16 To be able to determine the developmental differences of 0-18 year old children at an early stage, to prepare and implement appropriate education programs. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 7 7
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 8 8
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 16 16
Total Workload 127