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BIOL 2190

Principles of Nutrition

Spring 2013


Instructor: Dr. Adam J. Decker

Paulding: Monday/Wednesday 12:30-1:45pm

C'ville: Friday 8am-10:45am

 Office Hours:  

TBA

 

 

 

Email: adecker@highlands.edu

Office: 254 B

Course Description and Objectives Text Attendance Prerequisites
Grading Disclosures Lecture Schedule  

Course Description:

This course covers the fundamental principles of human nutrition from a biological perspective. Included will be the study of the major nutrient classes, nutrition and related diseases, role of major nutrients, consumer concerns about foods, and the requirements of various groups of individuals.

Course Objectives:

  1. BIOL 2190 students will be able to define a nutrient and will be able to describe the commonly employed nutrient reference values such as DRI, ERA, RDA, AI, UL, and DV.
  1. BIOL 2190 students will be able to identify and describe the anatomical structures and physiological processes associated with the breakdown, absorption and metabolism of nutrients within the human body.
  1. BIOL 2190 students will be able to identify and describe the six classes of nutrients utilized by humans as well as the deficiencies and excesses associated with each.
  1. BIOL 2190 students will be able to identify and describe the process of alcohol production as well as the metabolism, benefits, and health problems associated with the consumption of alcohol.
  1. BIOL 2190 students will be able to identify the various types of eating disorders and describe the risk factors, common symptom, physiological and psychological effects, and treatments of each.
  1. BIOL 2190 students will be able to discuss the relationship between exercise and weight control and nutrient consumption and metabolism.
  1. BIOL 2190 students will be able to identify and describe the changing nutrient requirements during pregnancy, infancy, adolescence, and adulthood.
  1. BIOL 2190 students will be able to identify and describe both the basic principles of food safety and the organisms associated with food borne illnesses.
  1. BIOL 2190 students will be able to identify and describe the basic principles of food production, food preservation, and food labeling.
  1. BIOL 2190 students will be able to identify, analyze, and discuss their own dietary requirements and health status.

Text: Perspectives of Nutrition by Byrd et. Al., Eighth Edition - NOTE: there is a CD that comes with the textbook. It is called Nutrient Calc. 3.2. You must have this CD in order to complete the DAR project for the course!

Attendance:

Attendance is required and will be recorded.

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or higher in either BIOL 2121 or BIOL 1010

NOTE: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS TAKE BIOL 2121 AND BIOL 2122 BEFORE TAKING THIS COURSE!

Grading:

The standard grading system will be used:

A= 100-90, B= 89-80, C= 79-70, D= 69-60, F= 59 and below

Notice: If a student's final average is within one half a point (ex: 89.5) of the next letter grade the instructor will grant rounding up to the next letter grade if the student has attended and participated in at least 90% of the scheduled lectures.

The final grade for the course is based on the average of the following 8 grades:

Notice: The instructor reserves the right to add a ninth grade in calculating the final average for the course.

Disclosures:


Lecture Schedule
Biology 2190


 

Date

Topic

 
C-1/11

P- 1/7-1/9

Orientation

What Nourishes You

 

 

 

 

C-1/18

P-1/14-1/16

 

Basis of a Healthy Diet

 

 

Calorie content assignment.

Due Date: C- 1/25

                  P- 1/23

C- 1/25

P-1/23-1/28

Human Digestion and Absorption

No Class Monday 1/21 MLK holiday.

Digestion/metabolism images

 

 
C- 2/1

P- 2/4

Test #1  
C- 2/8

P-2/6-2/11

Metabolism

 

Carbohydrates

 CHO slides

 

 
C- 2/15

P-2/13-2/18

Metabolism quiz (P-2/13)

Amino Acid Study Quiz Guide

Proteins

Protein images

Alcohol

Alcohol images

 

 

 
C-2/22

P-2/25-2/27

Test #2 (P-2/20)

 

Lipids

Lipid images

 

 SPRING BREAK: NO CLASSES 3/4-3/10

 

 
C-3/1

P- 3/11-3/13

Amino Acid Quiz (P- 3/11)

Vitamins

Vitamin images (ADEK)

Vitamin images (B, C) 

 

 

 
     
C-3/15

P-3/18-3/20

Vitamins (ADEK)

Vitamin (BC)

Water and Major Minerals and Trace Minerals

 
C-3/22

P-3/25-3/27

Vitamin Quiz #3 (P-3/25)

Water and Major Mineral images

Trace mineral images

 

 

Project: TBA
C-3/29

P-4/3-4/8

Test III (P- 4/1)

Eating Disorders

Energy Balance and Weight Control

 

C-4/5

P-4/10

Test IV (Mineral Study Guide)

 

C- 4/12

P- 4/10-4/15

 

 

Energy images

Energy Balance and Weight Control

 

C-4/19

P- 4/17-4/22

Food Safety

Food pathogen images 

Nutrition from Infancy through adult

 

 
C-4/26

P-4/24

 

 Test V and makeups

                   
C-5/3 8am

 P- 5/6 12p.m.

Comprehensive Final Exam

 

Note: This is a tentative lecture schedule! The instructor reserves the right to alter this schedule at his discretion. Any changes in this schedule will be announced to the students as soon as it is possible.

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