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Concepts of Nutrition

NUSC 5100 - Concepts of Nutrition

An introduction to the broad field of nutrition. Intended for entering graduate students, the course provides a conceptual framework for research and study in the nutritional sciences. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory.)

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NUSC 5200 - Macronutrient Metabolism

This course covers the digestion, absorption/transport and metabolism of carbohydrates, protein/amino acids and lipids; their functions, metabolic pathways and interrelationships; mechanisms regulating their metabolism; methodologies for studying metabolism and assessing nutrient requirements in man and animals.

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NUSC 5300 - Vitamins and Minerals

Comprehensive study of vitamins, trace elements, and selected macrominerals, including biochemical function(s), metabolic pathways, interactions, and toxicities.

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NUSC 5312 - Assessment of Nutritional Status

This course is designed to discuss and critique the methodologies of nutritional status assessment, namely dietary, anthropometric and biochemical. Analysis of human blood and urine samples provides exposure to laboratory techniques and equipment used in nutritional assessment.

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NUSC 5314 - Nutrition for Healthy Communities

Development of knowledge and skill in public nutrition, including community assessment, development of program policies, and program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

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NUSC 5390 - Field Work on Community Nutrition

Supervised field studies of community nutrition problems and visits with community agencies and families. Readings, conferences and reports required.

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NUSC 5394 - Seminar

Students develop the skills required for the analysis and presentation of current literature and research problems.

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NUSC 5398 - Special Topics in Nutrition

Advanced study in a given area of nutritional science.

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NUSC 5399 - Independent Study in Nutritional Science

Research problems or critical review of literature in any area of nutrition.

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NUSC 6313 - Nutrition and Gene Expression

Regulation of eukaryotic gene expression by specific nutrients, hormones, and metabolites. Transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational mechanisms.

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NUSC 6315 - Lipid Metabolism in Health and Disease

Comprehensive study of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism. Influence of diet, drugs, exercise and obesity. Overview of relationship between genetics, lifestyle factors and chronic disease.

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NUSC 6317 - Nutritional Epidemiology

Principles and applications of nutritional epidemiology with emphasis on research design.

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NUSC 6365 - Advanced Clinical Nutrition

A study of topics of current clinical interest. Lectures, readings, reports and discussion.

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