Study of the anatomy and physiology of human nutrition and functional relationships to disease. Includes metabolism, cellular metabolism, digestive physiology, nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, weight management, stress, diet, the role of exercise in nutrition and the role of nutrition in development. Also covered will be symptoms and effects of disease associated with inadequate nutrition, nutritional contributions to diseases not associated with inadequate diet, and contributions of nutrition to health.Special attention will be given to health concerns of women and the differences in nutritional needs between genders.
OBJECTIVES:At the conclusion of this course, students will: •Become familiar with the anatomy and physiology of nutrition at the molecular, cellular and systems level. •Be able to differentiate between the different types of nutrients. •Be able to establish healthy weight management programs. •Be able to identify and modify stressful variables associated with nutrition.
•Be able to link proper nutrition with disease prevention. GRADING:Your grade in this course will be based on your performance on the following assignments/quizzes/exams: Assignments: There will be 4 assignments, each worth a different amount of points. Details about each writing assignment will be discussed in class.
Discussions: Five topics will be discussed at various times during the semester, each worth 10 points. Students will break off into groups to talk about the topic and then present their opinions to their classmates.Participation/Attendance: 10 random times during the semester sign in sheets will be passed around the students to sign.
Each signature will be worth 2 points. ACADEMIC HONESTY:The CSUSM Student Academic Honesty Policy clearly outlines each student’s responsibility to maintain academic honesty. The policy not only discusses cheating but also fabrication of information and data and plagiarism. Each student should pay special attention to these guidelines. One time violations can result in sanctions ranging from a warning to expulsion from the university.
I do not have any tolerance for cheating, fabrication or plagiarism. When you act dishonestly, you sacrifice your integrity not only as a student but also as a person. STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Students who either have been previously authorized by the Office of Disabled Services (DSS) or simply believe that they may need special accommodations should discuss your situation with me confidentially before class, after class, during a break or during office hours during the first week of class so that we can assure that the appropriate accommodations are made.The DSS office is located in Cou need to contact them directly. IN ORDER TO DO WELL IN THIS COURSE YOU MUST: •Not miss a single class.
•Read all of the material prior to the class meeting. •Write several drafts of your writing assignments before handing them in. •Study hard for the quizzes and exams.
•Ask questions when you have them. FINALLY:The Physiology of Nutrition and Disease course is not just a course, it is a user’s guide for proper nutrition and general well being. The lessons you learn in this class may help you stay healthy for the rest of your life.If you are willing to work hard we can both have a great semester.
Welcome to Physiology of Nutrition and Disease! LECTURE SCHEDULE – FALL 2013 (TENTATIVE) WEEKDATELECTUREREADINGASSIGNMENTS/QUIZZES 11/23/14Syllabus/Introductions 21/30/14Introduction to Nutrition (ppt)Ch. 1, 2, 15Discussion #1 32/6/14Introduction to Nutrition (con’t)Assignment #1 Due 42/13/14Introduction to Nutrition (con’t) The Remarkable Body (ppt) Ch. 3QUIZ 1 Discussion #2 52/20/14The Remarkable Body (ppt) Exam 1 Review