Nutritional Sciences (NUTR)
Discussions of current problems in nutritional sciences. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated. Required of all graduate students in the nutritional sciences program.
Series of one-third term intensive courses on current topics in nutritional sciences research. Same as ANSC 525 and FSHN 510. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite: Advanced Biochemistry.
Biochemical and molecular regulatory mechanisms of macronutrient metabolism under various physiological conditions in mammalian species, including humans. Same as ANSC 521 and FSHN 511. Prerequisite: MCB 420, MCB 244, MCB 246 and FSHN 426/ANSC 520 (or equivalent courses in biochemistry, physiology and nutrition). Second year graduate standing or above, or consent of instructor.
Introduction of scientific evidence underlying the multifactorial causes and consequences of childhood obesity in the U.S. and worldwide. Examination of existing theories from transdisciplinary perspectives will be stressed. Same as CHLH 530, FSHN 530, HDFS 551, KIN 530, SOCW 570. Approved for letter and S/U grading.
The current public health recommendations for the prevention of childhood obesity will be presented and the evidence for efficacy of existing interventions will be thoroughly examined. At the end of the semester, students will work in teams to synthesize the best practices and propose how they can be integrated into an intervention within a transdisciplinary context. Same as CHLH 531, FSHN 531, HDFS 552, KIN 531, SOCW 571. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. Prerequisite: NUTR 530.
Design and implementation of experimental protocols in nutrition. Examines the scientific, regulatory, and ethical context for conducting research in nutrition. The focus of the course will be the writing and evaluation of a simulated peer-reviewed grant proposal. Same as FSHN 550. 3 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Advanced nutritional biochemistry and statistics.
Basic pathophysiological changes associated with major organ system failure and appropriate nutritional support and treatment. Provides medical orientation needed for participating in medical nutritional rounds. Same as FSHN 520. 2 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in the same term up to 4 hours and separate terms up to 8 hours. Prerequisite: Upper division course in physiology and a course in clinical nutrition.
Discussions of current research and literature pertaining to disciplinary specializations within the Division of Nutritional Sciences. 0 or 1 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in the same or different terms, to a maximum of 2 hours for Masters students and 4 hours for PhD students.
For students majoring in nutritional sciences who wish to undertake individual studies of a nonthesis nature in problems or topics not covered in other courses; may be taken under the direction of any member of the nutritional sciences faculty, with the exception of the student's own thesis adviser. 1 or 2 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated within the same or different terms to a maximum of 2 hours per degree program. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.