NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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FCSC 1140 - Nutrition

This course is intended as a basic course in nutrition for students in health care fields having some knowledge of human biology and chemistry, this course deals with six classes of nutrients–their structure, function, and metabolism in the body, as well as the recommended dietary intakes and common food sources.  Public health and consumer aspects of nutrition will be discussed.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture

Comments: Prior to Fall 2020, course offered as HOEC 1146 Nutrition for Health Care

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of FCSC 1140 Nutrition, the student will:

  1. Identify the process of digestion, absorption, and metabolism for each of the major nutrients.
  2. Describe the role of the nutrients in maintaining good health.
  3. Identify food sources to provide an adequate supply of the nutrients.
  4. Evaluate a diet for adequacy.
  5. Develop an appropriate meal plan to meet nutrient needs.
  6. Discuss the changing nutrient needs at each stage of the life cycle.
  7. Describe the role of nutrition in specific disease states.
  8. Apply information concerning normal nutrition to own or others’ health care.

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