HSS 401 Nutritional Biochemistry I Syllabus

University of Dayton, Fall 2012


About This Course

The goals of this course are 1) to introduce students to the language of biochemistry and help students to be comfortable using this language when describing basic biochemical processes as they relate to metabolism, 2) help students to understand the relationship between chemical structure and biological function, 3) have students learn how the catabolic and anabolic branches of macronutrient (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins) metabolism relate to energy production for cellular work, 4) have students understand how the major catabolic and anabolic pathways of macronutrients are regulated and integrated in animal cells, and 5) have students gain an appreciation for how the field of genomics is changing/impacting nutrition and exercise science