Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NS 3310 - Human Nutrition and Nutrient Metabolism


     
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300  or BIOMG 3310 , or NS 3200 , or equivalent. Not open to: freshmen students.

M. Caudill.

Examines the biochemical, physiological, molecular and genomic aspects of human nutrition. Covers the topics of food sources, digestion, metabolism and function of nutrients (i.e., carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals). Metabolic and chronic diseases related to nutrition are discussed throughout the semester. Discussion sections provide an opportunity to examine in greater depth selected topics from lecture.

Outcome 1: Students should be able to describe: 1) dietary sources and functions of major nutrients, and how they are metabolized in the body; 2) nutrient requirements and consequences of deficiency; 3) effects of caloric restriction, genetic impairments, fasting/feeding, exercise, weight loss/gain and illness on metabolic pathways and fuel utilization; and 4) the relationships between nutrient intake and health outcomes.



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