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BIO 110 Human Nutrition

(Previously SCI 210)

This course integrates principles from chemistry, physiology, biochemistry and sociology as they relate to the study of nutrition. The course introduces the science of nutrition with a focus on the macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, protein) and the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). The principles of nutri- tional assessment will also be introduced and students will use specialised software to analyse their estimated three-day food record. The evolution and application of dietary standards will be discussed in detail. Students will take part in discussions concerning current nutrition issues such as healthy weights, and vegetarianism.


3 Credits

BIO 111 Nutrition through the Lifecycle

(Previously SCI 211)

This course builds on the nutrition foun- dation established in SCI 210. The specific nutrition requirements and challenges faced during the lifecycle (infancy, childhood, adulthood, and the later years) will be explored. The course will also explore contemporary issues in nutrition including, but not limited to, GMO, disease prevention, and food safety.

BIO 110

3 Credits

BIO 213 Basic Nutrition for Nurses

(Previously SCI 213)

This course introduces students to the principles of human nutrition and current dietary trends across the lifecycle. It emphasises nutrients, food sources and functions in the body, nutrients and the relationship to health throughout the lifespan of the Caribbean people with a focus on the Cayman Islands. Content includes cultural and economic influences on dietary practices.

BIO 120

3 Credits

BIO 214 Diet Therapy in Nursing

(Previously SCI 214)

The focus of this course is dietary management of common nutritional problems found in individuals, families and communities in the Cayman Islands. Emphasis will be placed on the dietary management of individuals with diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular and renal diseases, malnutrition, burns, and obesity. Diet management is applied throughout the respective nursing courses.

2 Credits