Human Nutrition

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Course Description: 
A study of the structure, function, and metabolism of nutrients and their roles in preventing diseases related to nutrient deficiency in healthy people. Analysis of food labels and diet planning. This course is intended for science, non-science, and health sciences students. Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisites: ENGL 095 or placement in ENGL& 101; READ 090 or placement in college level reading; Math 070 or higher or placement in MATH 095. Recommended Preparation: Biol& 100 or BIOL&160 or BIOL& 211, or high school biology.
Course Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will

  • By the completion of this course student should be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Identify the sources of six classes of nutrients.
  • Analyze the dietary information on food labels.
  • Develop diet plans according to nutrition standards and guidelines.
  • Describe the structure and function of digestive system.
  • Explain the process of digestion, absorption, and transport of food and nutrients.
  • Identify the food sources of various nutrients.
  • Describe the structure, function, and chemical composition of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins