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Nutritional Sciences (NutrS)Graduate Courses |
(Interdepartmental Graduate Major)
Advisory Committee: Kevin Schalinske, Chair; Don Beitz, Manju Reddy, Chad Stahl, Wendy White
Participating Faculty: Faculty from Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Animal Science as well as other departments such as Health & Human Performance; Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology; Agronomy; Human Development and Family Studies; Economics; Sociology; and Statistics.
The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences (IGPNS), administered through the Graduate College, under the auspices of the Chairs of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FS HN) and Animal Science, will provide the structure for coordinating and enhancing interdisciplinary nutrition research and graduate education. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nutritional Sciences will be offered with four specializations: Animal Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Global Nutrition, or Molecular/Cellular Nutrition.
The following undergraduate course work is recommended of all applicants who are applying to the IGPNS, but may be modified depending upon the student's area of emphasis. Recommended course work includes organic chemistry with laboratory, physics, analytical chemistry, a nutrition course that requires biochemistry or organic chemistry as a prerequisite, and a course in biology/physiology or anatomy. Under certain circumstances students can be admitted or provisionally admitted with course work deficiencies. Students with an undergraduate degree will be generally admitted into the M.S. program and upon completion, they can then apply for admission into the Ph.D. program. However, exceptional students with experience can apply directly to the Ph.D. program.
The general requirements of the Nutritional Sciences degree at the M.S. level, in addition to those of the Graduate College, are: NutrS 501; NutrS 502; a minimum of 2 additional credits of graduate-level advanced nutrition or nutritional physiology; 3-6 credits of graduate-level biochemistry; 3 credits of graduate-level statistics; seminar(s) attendance in Food Science and Human Nutrition (FS HN 681) or Animal Science (An S 603); graduate student orientation course (FS HN 580 or An S 501); a seminar presentation course (FS HN 581 or An S 603); one semester credit of seminar pertaining to student's research; and successful completion of a thesis and defense of the thesis. Graduate students are expected to complete the course work established by the Program of Study (POS) committee based on the area of specialization with a minimum of 30 graduate-level semester credits, not less than 22 of which must be earned at Iowa State University.
The general requirements of the Nutritonal Sciences degree at the Ph.D. level, in addition to those of the Graduate College, are: completion of all requirements of the M.S. degree in Nutritional Sciences; 3 additional graduate level credits in each, biochemistry (if only 3 credits are taken for M.S.), statistics, and physiology; and 6 additional advanced graduate courses to be determined by the POS committee based on the area of specialization. Satisfactory completion of a preliminary examination, a written dissertation, seminar presentation of dissertation research, and defense of the dissertation is also required. Overall a minimum of 72 graduate-level semester credits are required for the Ph.D. degree and not less than 36 of the credits must be earned at Iowa State University.
Courses for graduate students
NutrS 501. Biochemical and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Macronutrients. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq : Credit or enrollment in BBMB 404 or BBMB 420. Integration of the molecular, cellular, and physiologic aspects of macronutrient and energy metabolism in mammalian systems. Dietary energy, carbohydrates, fi ber, lipids, proteins, their interactions, metabolic consequences, and major research methodologies. Nutritional Sciences 312 2007-2009
NutrS 502. Biochemical and Physiological Basis of Nutrition: Vitamins and Minerals. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: BBMB 404 or BBMB 420, and credit or enrollment in BBMB 405. Integration of the molecular, cellular, and physiologic aspects of vitamin and mineral metabolism in mammalian systems. Interactions among nutrients, metabolic consequences of defi - ciencies or excesses, relevant polymorphisms, major research methodologies, and current topics related to micronutrients and non-nutrient components.
NutrS 505. Short Course. (Cross-listed with FS HN). Cr. arr. F.S.SS. Prereq: Permission of instructor. A. Nutrition
NutrS 518. Digestive Physiology and Metabolism of Non Ruminants. (Cross-listed with An S). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2009. Prereq : An S 419 or NutrS 501. Digestion and metabolism of nutrients. Nutritional requirements and current research and feeding programs for poultry and swine.
NutrS 519. Food Toxicology. (Cross-listed with FS HN, Tox). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered 2008. Prereq : A course in biochemistry. Basic principles of toxicology. Toxicants in the food supply: modes of action, toxicant defense systems, toxicant/nutrient interactions, risk assessment. Only one of NutrS 419 and 519 may count toward graduation.
NutrS 542. Introduction to Molecular Biology Techniques. (Cross-listed with FS HN, GDCB, BBMB, BCB, B M S, Hort, VDPAM, NREM,). Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Graduate classifi cation. Workshops in basic molecular biology techniques and related procedures. Satisfactory-fail only. A. DNA Techniques. Includes genetic engineering procedures, sequencing, PCR, and genotyping. (F.S.SS.)
NutrS 561. Medical Nutrition and Disease I. (4-0) Cr. 3-4. F. Prereq : FS HN 360, 3 credits in physiology at 300 level or above. (Dual listed with FS HN 461.) Pathophysiology of selected chronic disease states and their associated medical problems. Specific attention will be directed to medical nutrition needs of patients in the treatment of each disease state. Recitation section (1 cr.) will focus on refi nement of assessment skills, diagnosis of nutritional problems, nutrition care, and documentation. Course must be taken for 4 credits if Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verifi cation statement of completion is desired. Graduate students may take the lecture portion without the recitation section.
NutrS 562. Assessment of Nutritional Status. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2009. Prereq : FS HN 461/NutrS 561 or NutrS 501. Overview and practical applications of methods for assessing nutritional status, including: theoretical framework of nutritional health and disease, dietary intake, biochemical indices, clinical examination, and body composition.
NutrS 564. Medical Nutrition and Disease II. (4-0) Cr. 3-4. S. Prereq: FS HN 360, FS HN 461, or NutrS 561. 3 credits in physiology at 300 level or above. (Dual listed with FS HN 464.) Pathophysiology of selected acute and chronic disease states and their associated medical problems. Specifi c attention will be directed to medical nutrition needs of patients in the treatment of each disease state. Recitation section (1 cr.) will focus on refi nement of assessment skills, diagnosis of nutritional problems, nutrition care, and documentation. Course must be taken for 4 credits if Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) verifi cation statement of completion is desired. Nutritional science undergraduates and graduate students may take the 3 credit lecture portion without the recitation section.
NutrS 565. Malnutrition in Low-Income Countries. (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq : Graduate student status. Identifi cation and assessment of malnutrition in low-income countries. Social, cultural, political, economic, and geographic determinants of malnutrition. Protein-energy malnutrition, vitamin and mineral defi ciencies. Intervention approaches; international efforts and local sustainability.
NutrS 619. Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism - Protein. (Cross-listed with An S). (2-0) Cr. 2. Prereq: BBMB 405. Digestion, absorption, and intermediary metabolism of amino acids and protein. Regulation of protein synthesis and degradation. Integration of cellular biochemistry and physiology of mammalian protein metabolism.
NutrS 695. Grant Proposal Writing. (Cross-listed with FS HN). (1-0) Cr. 1. F. Prereq: 3 credits of graduate course work in food science and/or nutrition. Grant proposal preparation experiences including writing and critiquing of proposals and budget planning. Formation of grant writing teams in food science and/or nutrition. Satisfactory-fail only.
NutrS 699. Research in Nutritional Sciences. Cr. arr. F.S.SS.Satisfactory-fail only.