This course will focus on human nutrition and metabolism. Emphasis will be placed on the biological ramifications of altering substrate load and essential nutrients caused by intended and unintended changes in dietary intake. The functional and regulatory roles of macronutrients and micronutrients will be stressed. Additional components of the course will include integrating nutrition policy with nutrition science. Students will be guided in connecting the lay and scientific literature in the areas of biochemistry and nutrition, and exploring how each informs the other. Opportunities will be available for preparing short written reports and oral presentations on contemporary research issues related to the essential nutrients and current topics. Current challenges in the field of nutrition will be related to the lecture material.
Applied Nutritional Biochemistry
NUTR 202 or equivalent, and one undergraduate level biochemistry course taken within the past five years, or instructor consent.