Nutrition Biochemistry I - NUT 502

Nutrition Biochemistry I
Instructor
Department
Nutrition
Credits
3
Course Number
NUT 502

 

This course reviews the relevant concepts of biochemistry of macronutrients, including the structure, biological function, digestion, absorption, and metabolism of proteins, hormones, enzymes, amino acids, dietary fibers and carbohydrates, and lipids. Graduates of this course will demonstrate a strong theoretical understanding of the control mechanisms and the integration of the macronutrient metabolic pathways at the cellular and the whole-body level. Graduates will also be able to identify metabolic needs for the different stages of the lifecycle and will be able to explain how the health and the metabolic needs are affected by variations in nutrient supply, physical activity, and stress.

Learning Outcomes

Describe the structure of proteins, hormones, enzymes, amino acids, dietary fibers and carbohydrates, and lipids
Explain the biological functions of proteins, hormones, enzymes, amino acids, dietary fibers and carbohydrates, and lipids
Discuss digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, and lipids
Discuss the different steps of carbohydrate, proteins and amino acids, and lipids metabolism
Discuss the control mechanisms of the macronutrient metabolic pathways at the cellular and whole-body levels
Discuss the integration of the macronutrient metabolic pathways at the cellular and whole-body levels
Compare and contrast the metabolic needs for the different stages of lifecycle including growth, reproduction, and senescence
Explain how variations in the nutrient supply, physical activity, and stress affect the health and the body’s metabolic needs

 

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack) —including standard shipping within the United States— is $138. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition, and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price: $1515 (3 credits x $505 per credit) + $138.00 Course Pack + $165 Textbook = $1818.00

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

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Maximum Enrollment: 30 students

Last updated 10/25/18

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