NUT 502

Nutrition Biochemistry I Online

Overview

 

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

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Required Course Pack:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR)

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Last updated 7/14/19

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Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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