Introduction to human nutrition, including classes, sources and functions of nutrients; digestion, absorption and metabolism with application to normal developmental and therapeutic nutritional needs. Topics include the sources and function of the macro and micronutrients needed to promote health, well-being, and aid in disease prevention and treatment. Students will explore how cultural influences, attitudes, and behavior affect nutrition status and how to incorporate and utilize information technology and computer applications to assess and improve nutritional health.
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Study of English meanings of common basic words and phrases used in the medical field. Includes spelling, prefixes, suffixes, word roots, derivations and usage, and the meanings of common words and phrases. Supplemental topics: pathological conditions, diagnostic procedures, documentation, life span considerations, pathogenesis, and nutrition.