Required of all students in the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition and Nutritional Epidemiology programs. The course will expand understanding of the biological roles of nutrients and their metabolism using basic knowledge in physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology. It will integrate information on the roles of macronutrients in nutrition and health especially on their relationship to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, as well as provide a forum for discussing the experimental approaches to studying macronutrient metabolism and function. NUTR 370 is an advanced course in the nutrition sciences and will cover topics related to carbohydrates and energy metabolism, fiber, protein and amino acids, and lipids. Students are expected to be familiar with the material covered in NUTR 202, as well as the biochemistry and physiology courses offered at Tufts.
Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology: Macronutrients
NUTR 202 or equivalent, BCHM 223: Biochemistry, NUTR 208, or equivalent.