Advanced Nutritional Physiology   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

IFN 5678 - Advanced Nutritional Physiology

This course furthers students' understanding of nutritional science by studying the role of nutrients in health and disease at the levels of cells, tissues and organ systems.  Students study nutrient needs of various tissues and organs, compare nutrient trafficking in the absorptive and post-absorptive phases, learn how nutrient metabolism differs in times of excess or shortage, and explore how the body adapts to metabolic demands, including stress, to maintain critical functions. The sciences of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, and epigenetics are discussed, along with the concept of genetic imprinting and the role of antenatal nutrition on disease susceptibility of offspring. Prerequisite(s): IFN 5520  (or documentation of 3 credits of college-level nutrition coursework), IFN 5703  (or documentation of 3 credits of college-level biochemistry or organic chemistry), IFN 5704  (or documentation of 3 credits of college-level Anatomy/Physiology). 3.0 credit(s)
Offered: FA-Term A, SP-Term A Course Length: 8 weeks No RC required