Undergraduate Course Catalog 2009-2010

COURSE: 02-357 Biochemistry II-Nutritional Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates (3)
A study of the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins as sources of nutrition is the focus of this course. Students will learn about the detailed anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract as well as the various mechanisms by which the biopolymers are digested and absorbed into general circulation. The interdependent biochemical processes that allow cells to utilize food energy, hormonal regulation of these processes, as well as the impact of minerals and vitamins on the cellular mechanisms, are addressed. Prerequisite: 02-220 and 02-224 or equivalent. This course does NOT fulfill the requirement for Chemistry/Biochemistry majors.