Nutritional Bio-organic Chemistry

Nutritional Bio-organic Chemistry
Principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry relating to the function and structure of macronutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNDFS 200 & CHEM 285 & PDBIO 305
 ProgramsContaining NDFS 434
Course Outcomes

Scientific Research and Communications

Demonstrate ability to search, interpret, and summarize original scientific information

Nutrient Chemical Structure and Metabolism

Demonstrate knowledge of the chemical structure of nutrients, their food sources, the scientific basis for nutrition requirements, digestion, absorption, transport, metabolism and functions, and the metabolic consequences of nutrient deficiencies, interactions, imbalances and toxicities.

Biochemical Functions and Pathways

Understand the biochemical functions and pathways of nutrients in the body.

Physiological and Biochemical Changes in the Body

Identify possible physiological and biochemical changes in the body associated with deficient or excessive nutrient intakes.

Enzymatic Reactions

Understand the role of enzyme kinetics, structure, and active sites in catalyzing biochemical reactions.