Courses Details

NUTR630: Principles of Nutritional Science

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Anderson, Olivia Bridges, Dave
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course presents foundational knowledge on nutritional metabolism of macronutrients. The digestion, absorption, transport, utilization and storage of macronutrients in humans are the focus. This course integrates biochemical and physiological aspects of nutrient utilization, interactions and metabolic regulation in humans.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR630 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR MPH Describe physiological functioning of the digestive tract following nutrient intake through application of an anatomical visualization NUTR630
NUTR MPH Explain how macro- and micronutrient intake drive metabolic pathways and physiological function NUTR630, NUTR631
NUTR MS Predict consequences that result from defects in specific metabolic pathways, including vitamin and macronutrient deficiencies or inborn errors of metabolism NUTR630
NUTR Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition PhD Predict the consequences of nutrient deficiencies or excesses based on principles of macronutrient and micronutrient biochemistry NUTR630, NUTR631, Dissertation Qualifying Exam
NUTR Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition PhD Predict how genetic variations in enzymes, nutrient transporters or regulators could affect human health and disease NUTR630, NUTR631, NUTR638, Dissertation Qualifying Exam
NUTR Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition PhD Evaluate the biochemical basis of energy generating and consuming pathways, including their role in energy balance NUTR630
NUTR Nutritional Epidemiology PhD Explain how biochemical nature of different carbohydrates/fats/proteins relates to nutritional quality NUTR630
NUTR Nutritional Interventions PhD Apply knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients to nutrition policies and programs addressing health of populations NUTR630, NUTR631