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Cellular Biochemistry of Nutrients

East Baltimore
2nd Term
International Health
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
M, W, 1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Reviews carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. Discusses essential concepts of molecular biology, such as structure and function of intracellular organelles and fundamental cellular processes. Explores nutritional and hormonal regulation of gene expression and emerging nutritional -omics studies that help to provide a holistic view of the complex interactions between nutrients and genes, proteins, and metabolites. Emphasizes the relevance of nutritional biochemistry studies and cells to population perspectives.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe basic cell structure, the function of intracellular organelles, and fundamental cellular processes
  2. Discuss key aspects of carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism and bioenergetics
  3. Describe the role of essential nutrients in one carbon metabolism and cellular signaling
  4. Explain how biochemical processes are shaped by dietary intakes/patterns, nutritional status, and physical activity
  5. Analyze reports from the public health, clinical, or animal nutrition literature in terms of relevant biochemical processes
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 45% Group Presentation
  • 35% Quizzes
  • 20% Participation