May 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

BIO 108 - Nutrition


Course Description: A study of the major nutrients, including their function, food sources, and the effect of deficiency and excess, as well as an examination of changing nutritional needs during the life cycle.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Critical Thinking, Multicultural and Global Perspectives, and Personal and Professional Development.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education Requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  •  Define and discuss the functions and sources of nutrients.
  •  Demonstrate basic knowledge of digestion, absorption, and metabolism.
  •  Interpret and apply current dietary guidelines and nutrition recommendations.
  •  Analyze and interpret nutritional information based on analysis of graphic and numeric data.
  •  Demonstrate the roles of nutrients to good health, optimal fitness, weight control and chronic diseases.
  •  Predict how basic concepts of nutrition change throughout a person’s life span.
  •  Determine the risks and prevention of food-borne illnesses and the government’s role in monitoring food safety and supply.

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