Courses Details

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.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR631 Allows Assessment On
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