Courses of Study 2013-2014 
    Nov 28, 2023  
Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NS 6310 - Micronutrients: Function, Homeostasis, and Assessment

Fall. (two-7 week periods, see comments below) 2-4 credits, variable.

Prerequisite: Intro Biochemistry and NS 3310  (or equivalent) or permission of instructor. Course is divided into two parts: Minerals and Vitamins (each for 2 credits) during the first and second 7-week periods, respectively. Enroll in both sections (for 4 credits total) if planning to attend the course for the entire semester.

C. McCormick, K. O’Brien, R. Parker.

Advanced course in nutrition that focuses on the function, homeostasis, and metabolism of the principal dietary micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). It expands on the principles of nutritional biochemistry provided in introductory courses. One goal is to provide the scientific basis and rationale for recommended Dietary Reference Intakes. The course will draw on primary literature of both past and contemporary research. This course is divided into two parts: Minerals (1st 7 week section) and Vitamins (2nd 7 week section).

Outcome 1: Describe the function and metabolism of selected micronutrients (minerals & vitamins.

Outcome 2: Describe some aspects of homeostatic regulation and/or specific mechanisms physiological control.

Outcome 3: Describe the current scientific basis of selected micronutrient requirements and recommendations.

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