Courses Taught by Young-Ah Seo

NUTR631: Metabolism of Vitamins & Minerals

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Seo, Young-Ah
  • 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, Doctoral 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, Doctoral 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

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.
  • 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, Doctoral Qualifying Exam

NUTR688: Research Topics in Nutritional Sciences

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Seo, Young-Ah
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course will introduce students to current topics in nutrition research. Students will attend seminars focused on research that will demonstrate the impact of nutrition on human health. Students are encouraged to pose questions to the speaker and write 5-7 bullet points that provide a summary of each presentation.
Concentration Competencies that NUTR688 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
NUTR MS Interpret key findings from advanced nutritional research NUTR688, NUTR698/9
NUTR Molecular and Biochemical Nutrition PhD Describe findings from presentations of novel nutritional research NUTR688
NUTR Nutritional Epidemiology PhD integrate findings of novel nutrition research with existing knowledge of nutritional epidemiology NUTR688
NUTR Nutritional Interventions PhD Integrate findings from presentations of novel nutritional research with existing knowledge of nutritional interventions NUTR688