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DHY:136Dental Nutrition and Biochemistry3

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the concepts of biochemistry and cell metabolism, especially those which are required for a clear understanding of nutrition. Major topics of the course include energy balance and the chemistry, digestion, and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Emphasis is on the importance and function of nutrients for health and disease prevention and the relation of nutrition and oral health. Prerequisites: Current enrollment in the Dental Hygiene program, BIO 207, BIO 208, CHM 101 and Reading Proficiency.