Courses Details

NUTR638: Nutrigenomics

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Seo, Young-Ah
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: College-level introductory biology, physiology, or equivalent coursework.
  • Description: This course aims to understand, in depth, the influence of genetics on micronutrient metabolism, and implications for human diseases including inherited inborn disease, metabolic disease, cancer, neurodevelopment, and neurodegenerative diseases, etc.
  • Course Goals: Students taking this course are expected to learn about: 1. Etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of micronutrient related human genetic disorders 2. Interactions of micronutrients with human disease states 3. Influence of genetic variation on nutritional requirement 4. Role of genetics in human nutrient metabolism 5. Regulation of genetics on cellular and molecular metabolism
  • Competencies: After taking this course, students should be able to: 1. Understand etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of human genetic disorders 2. Understand interactions of micronutrients with human disease 3. Identify clinical symptoms associated with the pathophysiology of human genetic disorders 4. Understand the cellular and physiological mechanisms that cause human genetic disorders 5. Suggest potential mechanisms by which specific dietary factors contribute to treatment of diseases
  • Learning Objectives: Students taking this course are expected to learn about: 1. Etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of micronutrient related human genetic disorders 2. Interactions of micronutrients with human disease states 3. Influence of genetic variation on nutritional requirement 4. Role of genetics in human nutrient metabolism 5. Regulation of genetics on cellular and molecular metabolism
Concentration Competencies that NUTR638 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
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