BIOL1050-B Conc & Controversies Nutrition (Spring 2021)

Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit for more information.
Session, Dates: 4 (03/06/2021 - 04/30/2021)
Time: -
Location: Internet/Online
Seats Available: 1 Seat!
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course begins with a general overview of the benefits of certain foods to human health. Nutrition standards and guidelines are recommended. The remarkable human body is discussed with particular emphasis on cells, hormones, digestive, and excretory systems. A thorough study of how carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, and mineral chemistry affect the human organism is presented. The symbiosis between and among nutrients, energy, physical activity and weight control, and the body's responses to these interactions is explained. Proper nutrition and its benefits to disease prevention are emphasized. The life cycle nutrition from pregnancy to later-life years is discussed. Students become familiar with various nutritional charts and tables and, as a result, are encouraged to examine their own dietary practices and to modify their behavior to improve their nutritional health. The course concludes with an overview of the methods of food safety and food technology, hunger, and the global environment. Principles of scientific inquiry are integrated throughout the course.

About the Instructor(s)

Jennifer L. Diemert
Part-Time Faculty
412-397-4200 phone
John Jay 3rd