Jun 01, 2023  
2021-22 UMM Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 UMM Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 108 - Introduction to Human Nutrition

This course provides an introduction to the nutrients necessary for humans to live and thrive and the basic mechanisms by which they act.  The course will pay particular attention to the links between food and health and disease.  It will also include information on alcohol, energy balance and metabolism, disorders of metabolism or energy balance, and nutritional deficiencies.  As time permits, the course will cover special stages of life (pregnancy, infancy, childhood or aging), and herbal and nutritional supplements.  The goal is to obtain an educated groundwork for understanding the body processes of nutrients and their application to everyday disease states.  Topical articles will be presented at a level that mirrors and develops basic scientific literacy for the educated layperson.

Course Typically Offered Variable

Credits: 3