Course Description for Advanced Nutrition Science II

HUN3231: Advanced Nutrition Science II
Prerequisite:  HUN 3230 This course covers the advanced study of micronutrients (vitamins, pseudovitamins, minerals, trace and ultratrace elements) and their function in the body systems in relation to human requirements. Micronutrients digestion, absorption, metabolism, food sources, human requrements and biochemical markers of nutrient deficiency/excess will be discussed. Advanced concepts in acid-base and fluid-electrolyte balance, water and its role in blood pressure and volume regulation will be covered. The role of micronutrients in bone health, immunity, energy metabolism will be discussed. The role of phytochemicals and antioxidants in the prevention of chronic diseases (cancer and cardiovascular diseases among others) will be covered.