BIO 121 - Basic Nutrition
This course presents a challenging science-based nutrition core curriculum that reviews the role of nutrition in health promotion/disease prevention, and provides an overview of the interrelationships between diet, therapeutic nutrition, and various acute/chronic medical conditions. With an emphasis on normal anatomy and physiology and the metabolism of nutrients, the following topics will be studied: the functions and sources of nutrients, digestion, absorbtion, and utilization of food; normal and therapeutic nutrition; and various foods, preferences, and customs, as well as dietary guidelines. Topics relating to dietary policies, procedures and regulations will also be covered. Other topics of student interest will be addressed as they arise.
4 Class Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. List specific nutrients and identify foods necessary to maintain and promote health.
2. Understand normal anatomy and physiology.
3. Describe how the body ingests, digests, absorbs, and metabolizes nutrients.
4. Understand the role of nutrition assessment and intervention in a variety of disease states.
5. Plan adequate menus based on appropriate menu planning principles.
6. Describe regulations governing food and labor.
7. Recognize some reliable sources of information in nutrition, and be able to share nutritional concepts with others.
8. Demonstrate understanding of patient’s rights and ethical principles as related to medical nutrition therapy and nutrition support.
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