222.651.01 Nutrients in Biological Systems
- International Health
- 3rd term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- M W, 3:30 - 4:20pm
Previous course work in biochemistry and/or the course on Nutritional Biochemistry
Provides in-depth review of the metabolism of major macro- or micronutrients and their functional roles in a variety of biological systems. Focuses on biochemical or molecular mechanisms of how nutrients influence health and disease at the cell, tissue, organ, and regulatory network levels. Discusses emerging nutritional -omics studies and biomarkers to provide a global view of complex interactions between nutrients and genes, proteins, metabolites, and gut microbiota.
- Learning Objectives:
- Apply basic concepts of nutrient homeostasis to nutrient control at the cellular level
- Interpret and critically evaluate scientific literature on mechanisms of nutrients in biological functions
- Gain a greater understanding of nutrient metabolism in a systems level
- Methods of Assessment:
Class participation (30%) – Each student is required to read the required readings and participate in classroom discussions.
Attendance (10%) – Students are expected to be present for every class session.
Writing assignment (60%) – Students are required to submit writing assignments for each class topic.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required