This is the foundation course for the study of nutrition. The occurrence, uptake and metabolic role of nutrients will be discussed in relation to growth, reproduction and longevity in human subjects, domestic animals and other species.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify and describe the compounds and elements of nutritional importance, primarily to human beings, as related to digestion, absorption, metabolism, and physiological processes;
- Discuss relevant nutritional methodologies, including proximate analysis, digestibility, determination of protein quality and nitrogen balance, basal metabolic rate and calorimetry;
- Apply the scientific method to the critical evaluation and management of nutritional information from a variety of sources;
- Formulate critical solutions to nutrition-related problems that are accurate, clear, and audience-appropriate; and
- Improve scientific literacy through the exploration nutrition-related case studies.
- Food/Feed Composition Analysis & Digestive Systems
- Intermediary Metabolism
- Carbohydrate Digestion, Metabolism, and Impact on Health
- Lipid Classification, Digestion, Metabolism, and Impact on Health
- Protein Classification, Digestion, Metabolism, and Impact on Health
- Metabolic Integration
|Assessment Item||Weight||Learning Outcomes|
|Quizzes||10% (2 x 5% each)||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Group Case Study||10%||3, 4, 5|
|Online Midterm Exam||25%||1, 2, 3, 4|
|On Campus Final Exam||50%||1, 2, 3, 4|
*Course details are subject to change.