XII. Course Descriptions

Nutrition

Department of Animal Biosciences

Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition

Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

NUTR*1010 Introduction to Nutrition F,W (3-0) [0.50]
This course is an introduction to human nutrition, with major emphasis on nutrients and their dietary sources, functions, and relationships to health. Topics will include the energy-containing nutrients, selected vitamins and minerals and weight management. We will also explore current popular topics and emerging diet-disease relationships.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Restriction(s): This is a Priority Access Course. for B.A.Sc. and FCS minor and some restrictions may apply during some time periods.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*1020 Professional Practice in Applied Nutrition W (3-0) [0.50]
Through lectures, readings, group activities, and case studies students will explore the key knowledge and skills needed for a successful professional career in applied nutrition in Canada. Critical thinking, regulatory and ethical issues as applied in business, health care, public health and social services contexts are emphasized.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in BASc.AHN major.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*2050 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle F (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores how individual, family, community and societal factors influence nutritional needs and dietary intake from infancy through older adulthood. Implications for nutrition care and community-level programs are discussed.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*1010
Restriction(s): This is a Priority Access Course. Some restrictions may apply during some time periods. Please see the departmental website for more information.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*2150 Introduction to Nutritional and Food Sciences F (3-0) [0.50]
This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to the Food and Nutritional Sciences from both historical and modern perspectives. Major themes are the nutritional and functional properties of food, nutrient assimilation, food preservation and safety, and the interactions between food processing, diets and health. (Also listed as FOOD*2150.)
Prerequisite(s): (BIOL*1040 or BIOL*1080), CHEM*1040
Equate(s): FOOD*2150
Restriction(s): FOOD*2010, FOOD*3090. Not available to students registered in B.A.Sc. AHN major.
Department(s): Department of Food Science
NUTR*3070 Nutrition and Physical Activity Interventions W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the development, implementation, and evaluation of: a) integrated interventions to improve both nutrition and physical activity behaviours; and, b) interventions to improve physical activity behaviours of people of different ages in various settings. Various theories and models used to develop nutrition and physical activity interventions will be examined.
Prerequisite(s): FRHD*3070, NUTR*2050
Restriction(s): Registration in the B.A.Sc. program.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*3090 Clinical Nutrition I W (3-3) [1.00]
The epidemiology, pathophysiology, and role of nutrition will be considered in the prevention and management of several major chronic conditions including cardiovascular diseases, disorders of energy balance and diabetes mellitus. There is an emphasis on developing the skills for high risk individual management approaches.
Prerequisite(s): (BIOM*2000 or BIOM*3200), FRHD*3070, NUTR*2050, (NUTR*3190 or NUTR*3210), STAT*2090
Co-requisite(s): FRHD*3400
Restriction(s): NUTR*3040. Registration is limited to students registered in the B.A.Sc. AHN major.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*3110 Food Security W (3-0) [0.50]
The prevalence of food insecurity in Canada and selected industrialized and non-industrialized countries is examined. The course will review environmental, social, and other factors associated with food insecurity and take critical look at the effectiveness of programs and policies designed to improve food security.
Prerequisite(s): 9.50 credits including NUTR*2050
Restriction(s): Registration is limited to students registered in the B.A.Sc. AHN major.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*3150 Aging and Nutrition W (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides an in-depth study of the determinants of food intake and nutrient recommendations for aging adults. Specific consideration will be given to eating environments and physiological changes that influence access, preparation, and consumption of food by older adults living in the community and in facilities. An emphasis will be placed on chronic disease prevention and management.
Prerequisite(s): 1 of NUTR*1010, NUTR*2150, NUTR*3210
Restriction(s): NUTR*2070
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*3210 Fundamentals of Nutrition S,F,W (3-0) [0.50]
This is the foundation course for the study of nutrition. The occurrence, uptake and metabolic role of nutrients will be discussed in relation to growth, reproduction and longevity in human subjects, domestic animals and other species.
Offering(s): Also offered through Distance Education format.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC*2580
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
NUTR*3330 Micronutrients, Phytochemicals and Health F (3-0) [0.50]
The course emphasizes the biochemical basis for the dietary essentiality of vitamins and minerals. The course extends the fundamentals of nutrition to include conditional essentiality of micronutrients, biochemical individuality and the use of micronutrient supplementation to promote human and animal health. Both plant and animal sources of nutrients are discussed.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3210
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
NUTR*3360 Lifestyle Genomics F (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores how genes and lifestyle choices (in particular diet and exercise) interact to affect cell and tissue function, and impact human health. These concepts will be examined through in-depth discussions of common metabolic diseases. The course is designed to highlight the integrative and inter-connected cellular, molecular, and physiological mechanisms underlying these conditions.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC*2580, BIOL*1080, MBG*2040
Restriction(s): Registration in BSCH.HK and BSCH.NANS (major or minor).
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
NUTR*3390 Applied Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences I F (3-3) [0.75]
This course will introduce and develop key concepts of the applied aspects of the Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences. Enrichment of foods with health protectant chemicals, establishing biomarkers and risk indicators of disease, testing of bioavailability/efficacy to support basic health claims, health assessment and nutrigenomic analysis as adjuvants in the effective use of functional foods and nutraceuticals, and regulatory and marketing/consumer issues are topics that will be addressed.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3210
Restriction(s): Registration in the B.Sc. NANS major or minor and the B.Sc. FFAN minor.
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
NUTR*4010 Nutritional Assessment F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the principles and methods used in nutritional assessment of individuals and populations in health and disease states. Dietary, anthropometric and biochemical techniques will be primary components. Nutritional screening, advanced techniques for body composition assessment, physical exam and clinical indicators will also be addressed. Significant independent learning will be required.
Prerequisite(s): 14.50 credits including NUTR*2050, NUTR*3210
Restriction(s): Registration in the B.A.Sc. AHN major.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*4040 Clinical Nutrition II F (3-0) [0.50]
This course is a continuation of NUTR*3090. This lecture based course is concerned with the application of nutrition to clinical conditions. Methods and content of medical nutrition therapy in prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal, renal, hepatic diseases and catabolic states will be emphasized. Ethical issues in nutrition management of disease and health professional practice will be addressed.
Prerequisite(s): 14.50 credits including, [1 of BIOM*2000, (BIOM*3100 or BIOM*3110), BIOM*3200], (NUTR*3040 or NUTR*3090)
Restriction(s): Registration in the B.A.Sc. AHN major.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*4070 Nutrition Education F (3-0) [0.50]
This course covers methods and approaches in nutrition education with particular emphasis on community programs in nutrition for different age groups; dietary counselling; nutrition education in the preschool, in prenatal and other specialized programs.
Prerequisite(s): FRHD*3400, NUTR*2050
Restriction(s): This is a Priority Access Course. Registration may be restricted to students registered in B.A.Sc. majors and the Family and Child Studies minor during certain time periods.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*4090 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals W (3-0) [0.50]
The course examines the relation of functional foods and nutraceuticals (FFN) to foods and drugs. The safety and efficacy of individual FFN products, and the regulatory issues that influence the development and commercialization of FFN in global markets are emphasized. (Also listed as FOOD*4090.)
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3210
Equate(s): FOOD*4090
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Food Science
NUTR*4120 Applied Clinical Skills W (0-3) [0.50]
This is a laboratory-based course which will enable students to gain skills in independently completing nutrition assessments and care plans of individuals and groups as they would be expected to do as nutrition professionals. Students will comprehensively assess nutritional status, apply knowledge of human physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology and nutritional assessment to diagnose nutritional problems/issues and formulate, implement and evaluate a nutrition intervention.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*4010, NUTR*4040
Restriction(s): NUTR*4850. Restricted to students in B.A.Sc. AHN with at least 75% grade average in all completed NUTR and FRHD courses.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*4210 Nutrition, Exercise and Energy Metabolism F (3-0) [0.50]
In this course energy metabolism will be considered under the headings: thermodynamic principles, energy deposition and hormonal control of metabolism; nutrition, exercise and environmental influences on energy balance and enzyme adaptation; nutrition and exercise in the control of body composition.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3210, (1 of BIOM*3200, HK*3810, HK*3940)
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
NUTR*4320 Nutrition and Metabolic Control of Disease W (3-0) [0.50]
This course provides a discussion of disorders of metabolism, either inherited or acquired, in which nutrition plays a major role in the etiology, pathogenesis, or treatment. The nutritional control of the affected metabolic pathways and the interaction of nutrition with exercise, drugs and gene therapy will be presented.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3210, (1 of BIOM*3200, HK*3810, HK*3940, ZOO*3210, ZOO*3620)
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
NUTR*4330 Applied Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences II W (3-3) [0.75]
In this course laboratory and other investigational techniques are covered, together with their underlying concepts. The course is designed to enhance understanding of the design and use of nutraceuticals for human and animal health.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3330, NUTR*3390, (HK*3810 or HK*3940)
Restriction(s): Registration in B.Sc. NANS major or minor.
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
NUTR*4360 Current Issues in Nutrigenomics W (3-0) [0.50]
This course discusses controversial and/or emerging topics in Human Health and Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences as it relates to nutrigenomics.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3210, (1 of BIOM*3200, HK*3810, HK*3940)
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
NUTR*4510 Toxicology, Nutrition and Food F (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the role of foods, herbals and nutraceuticals as sources of antinutrients, natural toxins and environmental contaminants. The impact of toxic exposures on nutritional status, the impact of nutritional status on safe metabolism of toxins, and the use of this knowledge in the design of functional foods are also examined. Assessing the risk of genetically modified foods and radioactive contamination of a food supply.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*3210
Department(s): Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
NUTR*4810 Applied Human Nutrition Thesis I U (3-0) [0.50]
Planning, developing and writing a research proposal under individual faculty supervision. Topic to be decided by the student in consultation with the supervisory faculty member before course selection or registration period.
Prerequisite(s): FRHD*3070, NUTR*2050, (NUTR*3040 or NUTR*3090)
Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*4850 Field Experience in Nutrition Education W (2-4) [0.50]
This course offers a supervised experience in nutrition education and a seminar. Students will apply principles of program planning, nutrition education theory and professional behaviour in a community setting. Placements may be arranged in institutional or community health settings, educational facilities, social services, or food industry. Seminar topics include professional ethics, exploring values, and issues management.
Prerequisite(s): FRHD*3400, NUTR*4040, NUTR*4070
Restriction(s): NUTR*4120 Instructor consent required.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*4900 Selected Topics in Human Nutrition W (3-0) [0.50]
This course requires reading and discussion on selected areas in human nutrition and its application; formal class reports and term papers. Primarily for Applied Human Nutrition majors.
Prerequisite(s): FRHD*3070, (NUTR*3040 or NUTR*3090), NUTR*4010
Restriction(s): Registration in B.A.Sc. AHN major.
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
NUTR*4910 Applied Human Nutrition Thesis II U (6-0) [1.00]
The student will conduct and write an undergraduate thesis under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite(s): NUTR*4810
Department(s): Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Canada
519-824-4120