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Course Descriptions

BIO 217 - Nutrition

3 Credits

The study of nutrients needed for healthy functioning of human beings and the biochemical functions of these nutrients in the body. The nutrient content of foods and its application to meal planning. Special nutritional needs of infants, pregnant women, nursing mothers and the elderly. The course is designed for students in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology, and other Health Related Programs.

Prerequisite: BIO 135 or BIO 143 or BIO 145 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.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2022
Summer Session 2022