222.641.81 Principles of Human Nutrition
- International Health
- Summer term
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
Introduction to Online Learning; basic background in biology/medical sciences.
Provides an integrated overview of the physiological requirements and functions of protein, energy, and the major vitamins and minerals that are determinants of health and disease. Topics include dietary sources, intake levels, and biological determinants of nutrient requirements; assessment of nutrient status in individuals and populations; the role of nutrition in growth and health through the life cycle; the rationale for the development of dietary guidelines and of nutrition policies in different countries; and the role of diet on the development of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, etc.
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on a take-home exercise and final exam.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required