NUTR631: Metabolism of Vitamins & Minerals
- Graduate level
- Winter term(s)
- 3 Credit Hour(s)
- Instructor(s): Cole, Suzanne
- Prerequisites: EHS 630
- Description: This course provides an in-depth introduction to vitamin and mineral metabolism with particular emphasis on nutrient bioavailability and absorption, transport and tissue accumulation, regulation of nutrient metabolism and homeostasis, and nutrient function. Other topics include the health effects of inadequate and excessive micronutrient intake, methods used to estimate nutrient requirements and establish nutrient intake reference and upper limit levels. The depth of micronutrient metabolism covered in this course will provide a sufficient background for students to better understand the scientific literature of individual micronutrients. The course will consist of lectures on the major metabolic/regulatory topics for each micronutrient as well as discussions of nutrient-related topics from the current scientific literature.
|Department||Program||Degree||Competency||Specific course(s) that allow assessment||NUTR||MPH||Explain how macro- and micronutrient intake drive metabolic pathways and physiological function||NUTR630, NUTR631||NUTR||MS||Deduce how specific micronutrient deficiencies relate to poor health including the mechanism(s) of action||NUTR631||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||Nutritional Epidemiology||PhD||Explain how the biological nature of vitamins and minerals relates to population health||NUTR631||NUTR||Nutritional Interventions||PhD||Apply knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients to nutrition policies and programs addressing health of populations||NUTR630, NUTR631|