Nutrient Metabolism

Nutrient Metabolism
Chemical structures of nutrients, their food sources, requirements, digestion, absorption, transport, metabolism, functions, storage and excretion; metabolic consequences of nutrient deficiencies, interactions, imbalances, and toxicities.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNDFS 100 & CHEM 101; or NDFS 100 & CHEM 105; Concurrent enrollment in Chem 285 or 351.
 TaughtFall, Spring
 ProgramsContaining NDFS 200
Course Outcomes

Chemical Structure

Identify chemical structures of amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, and vitamins.

Deficiencies and Toxicities

List functions, food sources, and consequences of deficiencies and toxicities for each of the essential nutrients.

Consequences of Dietary Practices

Explain the metabolic and physiological basis for the consequences of dietary practices that affect nutrient levels, and relate the consequences to the roles of essential nutrients in metabolic processes.

Diet Analysis

Analyze diets and alter food intake to reach predetermined targets for consumption of specific dietary components or to achieve an overall dietary pattern.

Original Research and Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal

Analyze the primary nutrition literature and identify statistically and biologically significant data.