HNUT 550 Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism (4 qh): An in-depth study of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism their integration in the fed, fasted, and refed states and to major disease processes (offered winter quarter).
HNUT 551 Protein and Energy Metabolism (4 qh): A continuation of the topics presented in Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism, starting with protein metabolism and ending with an overview of energy metabolism. Topics to be addressed include protein structure, function, and quality; general properties, kinetics, and mechanisms of action of enzymes; integration of metabolism and the provision of tissue fuels during the fed, fasted, starved, and hypermetabolic states; and the regulation of food intake, body weight/composition and energy metabolism. The latter covers the key components of energy expenditure and methods of measurement (offered spring quarter).
Prerequisite: HNUT 550 Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism.
HNUT 552 Vitamins and Minerals (3 qh): Covers the structure, function, metabolism, requirements, deficiencies, and toxicities of the different vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and ultra-trace minerals, and fluid and electrolyte balance (offered summer quarter).
Prerequisites: HNUT 550 Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism and HNUT 551 Protein and Energy Metabolism or permission of instructor.
HNUT 554 Nutrition in Critical Care (3 qh): An in-depth review of the theory and application of the forms and components of specialized nutrition support in the treatment of various disease conditions (offered spring quarter).
Prerequisites: HNUT 580 Evaluating Research, HPTH 501 Practical Statistics and RD credential or permission of instructor.
HNUT 556 Critical Analysis of Nutrition Recommendations (3 qh): Analysis of the pathophysiological and metabolic basis for nutritional management in the prevention and treatment of disease. Critical review and analysis of current recommendations for management, treatment, and prevention of disease will be a primary focus of the course (offered winter quarter).
Prerequisites: HNUT 550 Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism, HNUT 551 Protein and Energy Metabolism, and HNUT 580 Evaluating Research, or permission of instructor.