Margaret Wrobleski

This professor has taught: HLTH301
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Margaret Wrobleski

Where do I start. Probably the most under-qualified faculty in the department. Not to mention incredibly rude and unprofessional. Particularly disturbed when listening to her lecture about the deteriorating health of diabetes patients while using unacademic and insensitive terms, repeating how their organs "poop out" and then they're "*hand motion* dead" WITH a member of that demographic present and participating in the class. Not to mention she doesn't even know how to pronounce simple medical terms like "diabetes mellitus" and biochemical terminology correctly. Throughout multiple lectures she reads off the slides word for word and anything else she has to contribute to the presentation comes from notes she carries on sheets of paper. Exams are poorly worded. She seems to love NHANES so watch out for those questions on the exams. The first exam was simple. If you attended class you'll be able to do well on it. The second exam required a little more studying and included calculations. You'll need to know how to convert height and weight units for BMI, etc. Weekly quizes were also a horrible idea. Dr. Wrobleski requires you to meticulously read the whole chapter(s) sometimes >60 pgs and any supplemental readings posted on elms in order get 5/5. Lab TA's were Monica and Jayme. They are the only good thing about the class. They are super understanding and will give you the benefit of the doubt where Dr. Wrobleski will not even consider that college students are honest. Both TA's are incredibly knowledgable and professional in their role, so use them and get to know them. They will be your ticket into doing well. Lab sessions were pretty chill. Probably will get a lot of free points if you take time to complete the lab reports which just require you to fill charts and answer a few questions. Another component of the class is the Team Assessment Research Project (TARP). It's an assignment completed throughout the semester where you design and conduct your own research project investigating nutritional status. Most likely your subjects will be college students and have something to do with their eating habits and anthropometric measurements. Brainstorm a good project really hard because if you choose arbitrary measurements, you will end up with non-conclusive results and would have wasted an entire semester working on it. For the assignment, you'll need to turn in an IRB application, abstract of the project as if it were to be published in a scientific journal, and a final presentation on the last lab in front of the TA's and Dr. Wrobleski. I was looking forward to taking medical nutrition (NFSC460) ever since I entered the major, but seeing as how Dr. Wrobleski would be the one facilitating, I'd rather spend my time learning from a more credible professor.