Biology 45Introduction to Human Nutrition. This 4-unit course is a detailed, scientific look into nutrition with an emphasis on disease prevention and treatment. We examine and evaluate many of the confusing claims made about nutrition in books, magazines, TV and the internet. This course if offered every quarter (including the summer quarter in a condensed 6 weeks). There are 3 midterm exams, a final exam and one major assignment (you analyze and assess your own diet) for this course.
Course Syllabus (also known as The Green Sheet) for Fall.
The green sheet is in "PDF"format. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file. If you don't have this on your computer, it is available for free from the Adobe website
This contains detailed instructions for completing your Diet Assignment, an extensive Study Guide for all exams, and handouts. The Course Packet does not need to be printed, but must be read and used throughout the course. This packet was revised Winter Quarter 2012 so don't use one from a previous quarter.
Addendum to the Course Packet - rather that revise the course packet and re-post, I've written a brief addendum. Be sure to read this!
Additional Handouts -- some are required reading!
Want to spend less on the textbook? Check this out!
An e-version of the textbook used in this class is available for purchase through CourseSmart. For more information go to:http://www.coursesmart.com/givecoursesmartatry?xmlid=9780495116691&__instructor=962414There is a disadvantage to using the e-version of the text. Part of the final exam is open book/open note. You may not use a laptop for the "open book". There are several options, however, to give you access to the textbook during the final exam. These will be discussed in class. If you are considering getting the e-version, it is best to know what your options are before purchasing it.
Biology/Chemistry Review: Read to make sure you are prepared for this class.
Blank Forms for filling out your Food Record for the Assignment. Print several copies of the blank form to use when you record your food intake for 3 days. You can download this form onto your computer if you wish.
How to Complete Your Diet Assignment - Podcast
Tools for a Healthy Diet - Answers (don't read until you try to answer the questions on your own first!)
What Kind of Study Is This - Answers
Do not read until you first try to identify the studies described (this worksheet is in your packet)
Carbohydrate and Fat Worksheet Answers
Do not read until you have first tried to fill out the worksheet on your own!Here is a 17 minute video from the Khan Academy which explains the Kreb Cycle in a clear and useful way: http://khanexercises.appspot.com/video?v=juM2ROSLWfw Very helpful! (for Biology 45, you do not need to focus on the numbers of NADHs and the actual ATPs formed, though it does help to understand this!) Check out his other videos. Thank you Billy for making me aware of this awesome resource for learning!
Power Point Slides
I provide these slides to you to reduce the amount of information you need to write down during the lectures, however note-taking is still necessary! There is room next to each slide for you to take notes. The pace of the lectures is set with the assumption that you have these slides. But, having these slides does not replace coming to class! The slides here do not include all of the slides used in class, and a great deal of information is given in class is not on these slides.
The slides are in "pdf" format. You need to have Adobe Acorbat Reader on the computer you are using. If you don't have this on your computer, it is available for free from the Adobe website
It is recommended that you print the slides and bring them to each class.PP Slides: IntroductionPP Slides: ResearchPP Slides: Nutrition and Diet Assessment and Energy CalculationsPP Slides: DigestionPP Slides: CHO (includes Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome)
PP Slides: Lipids
PP Slides: Heart Disease, Cancer and Phytochemicals
PP Slides: Protein (includes Vegetarian Diets)
PP Slides: Energy Metabolism
PP Slides: Energy Balance, Body Composition, Obesity, Weight Control
PP Slides: Overview of Vitamins and Minerals
PP Slides: Water, Sodium, Hypertension,Calcium, Osteoporosis, Iron
PP Slides: The Fat Soluble Vitamins and Vitamin C
PP Slides: The B vitamins and Dietary Supplements