Food for Gut Health Course (FD SC 497)

Posted: September 2, 2014

This course is designed to integrate food science and nutrition with an emphasis on prevention of chronic diseases such as IBD, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. Students will learn how functional foods modulate intracellular signal transduction and protein expression in chronic disease states related to gut health (for e.g. IBD, colon cancer).

Expected Learning Outcomes

With successful completion of the course, you will have achieved:

    • An integrated understanding of effect of farm to fork operation on health-benefiting dietary bioactive compounds.
    • An integrated understanding of whole foods vs. isolated compounds effect on disease states such as inflammation and cancer.
    • Improve analytical and communication skills by class discussions, presentations and group project works.