Campus and Apothecary Shoppe
5005 S. Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST
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.
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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Last updated 7/14/19
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.