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Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory
Course: FON241LL

First Term: 2023 Fall
Laboratory   1.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Self-evaluative laboratory experience to complement FON241, Principles of Human Nutrition using anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and dietary analysis. Includes the use of qualitative and quantitative methodology to determine nutritional status and evaluate methodological applications.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use proper laboratory safety techniques. (I, II)
2. Synthesize lab assessment data using proper format. (II, III, IV)
3. Identify the role of peer-reviewed, scientific studies in establishing fundamental nutrition principles. (II, III, IV, V)
4. Explain lab assessment data. (II, III, IV, V)
5. Analyze body composition and nutrition status through the use of appropriate assessments. (III, IV, V)
6. Interpret data gathered through various nutrition assessments. (III, IV, V)
7. Evaluate current nutrition status, noting limitations of the assessments. (III, IV, V)
8. Propose lifestyle changes through the use of assessment findings. (III, IV, V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction to lab safety
   A. Appropriate safety behaviors
   B. Biosafety protocol
   C. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
II. Lab science
   A. Scientific method
   B. Lab principles and procedures
   C. Lab report format and elements
III. Nutritional assessment
   A. Anthropometric
   B. Biochemical
   C. Clinical
   D. Dietary
IV. Nutrients
   A. Carbohydrates
      1. Identification of carbohydrates
      2. Analysis of blood glucose
      3. Pathophysiology of diabetes
      4. Dietary modifications
   B. Lipids
      1. Identification of lipids
      2. Pathophysiology of vascular disease
      3. Cholesterol analysis
      4. Dietary modifications
   C. Protein
      1. Identification of protein
      2. Body protein and skeletal muscle
   D. Energy and nutrient requirements
      1. Dietary intake/eating pattern self-analysis
         a. Macronutrients
         b. Vitamins and minerals
         c. Fluid
      2. Reanalysis and documenting goal progress
V. Digestion
   A. Brief anatomy and physiology review
   B. Physical and chemical
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 28, 2023

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