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    Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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BIOL 220 - Nutrition

Number of Credits: 3
Nutrition studies the science of foods, including the sources, functions and interactions of nutrients, the physiology of digestion, absorption, metabolism and excretion. These changing nutritional requirements throughout the lifespan, and the relationship of nutrition to health and disease will also be examined. This course is designed for students pursuing a BSN in Nursing. Offered as a web-based course only. (All Terms) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 210  with a minimum grade of C or better within the last 5 years.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. For each of the 3 categories of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and water), describe the basic functions in the body, name a variety of food sources, list the appropriate intake levels and describe symptoms of deficiencies and excesses. (GE1, GE2 PG2)
  2. Describe the relationship between food and energy, body requirements, weight control, exercise, and risk for disease. (GE1,GE2 PG2,PG3,PG4)
  3. Describe the components of an optimal diet plan for healthy individuals as they progress through the life span, and utilize some of the conventional programs in planning analyzing these diets. (GE1,GE2,GE3 PG3,PG4)
  4. Describe the various cultural and socioeconomic factors that influence dietary choices and consider these choices when using conventional programs for planning analyzing diets. (GE1,GE2, GE6,GE7 PG4)
  5. Access and analyze the value of nutritional information available through a variety of sources including databases and the world-wide web. (GE2,GE4 PG2)

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