DHY 105 - Nutrition
This course introduces the fundamental scientific concepts involved in human nutrition. The primary focus of the course includes the biological nature and function of nutrients and their effect on general, dental, and oral health at the various stages of life. Consideration is given to psychological and sociological influences on the human diet as well as concepts of food safety.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHE 131.
Note(s): Open to Dental Hygiene degree students only
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Explain the way the body digests, absorbs, transports, and metabolizes nutrients.
- Explain the role nutrients and principles of food safety play in maintaining health and preventing disease.
- Identify extraoral and intraoral signs of nutritional deficiencies and eating disorders.
- Discern the interrelationship of diet, exercise, and weight control at the different stages of life.
- Analyze an individual’s diet and provide recommendations for diet modifications in order to achieve an ideal nutritional consumption
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