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Course Descriptions

BIO 217 - Nutrition

3 Credits

Includes the study of nutrients needed for healthy human function. Emphasis is placed on the physiological needs for specific nutrients in the human body and how they are processed. Other topics include lifespan nutrition, food safety, meal planning, energy balance, eating disorders, and the effects of alcohol consumption. This course is designed for students in Health Related Programs.

Prerequisite: BIO 134 OR BIO 144 OR permission of instructor.

MCC General Education: MCC-HW - Health and Wellness (MHW)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. List and identify the function(s) of the six classes of nutrients vital to human life and describe the chemical composition of each class.
2. State the current nutrient recommendations for humans throughout the lifespan.
3. Describe the metabolic pathways through which humans create cellular energy.
4. Describe selected synthetic metabolic pathways available to human cells.
5. Indicate how and where the nutrients flux through catabolic and synthetic metabolic pathways.
6. Analyze and appraise current dietary habits through a diet analysis project.
7. Perform calculations relevant to nutrition (i. e. , relative and absolute contributions, estimated energy requirements, body mass index, conversions between units of measurement, etc. ).
8. Explain how nutrient standards were devised and how/why they are updated.
9. State safe food handling processes.
10. Evaluate current dietary trends within the U. S.

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Fall Semester 2023