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Course Description

The foundation of knowledge for any nutrition professional is a thorough understanding the nutritional components of food and foodborne pathogens that are linked with disease and issues affecting food safety. Students will become adept with the basic groups of foods in the food supply and their nutrient profiles, their harvesting, processing and storage procedures and policies. The course will provide students a broad overview of certain aspects of the food supply both locally and worldwide and will examine issues affecting food safety including some of the mechanisms by which foodborne pathogens that cause disease in humans, as well as the human consequences of infection by major foodborne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter and Listeria. Pre-requisite: NUTR 0202 or equivalent. 
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Section Title
Food Science Fundamentals
Type
Lecture
Dates
Sep 03, 2019 to Dec 19, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
M
Time
1:00PM to 5:15PM
Dates
Sep 30, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Oct 01, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
7.5
Location
  • Boston Health Sciences Campus
Instruction Method
Hybrid - On Campus and Online  
Available for Credit
1.5 credit(s)
Section Notes

Tufts online courses are designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students. While most online courses are offered in an asynchronous format, some courses may require webinar sessions and/or proctored exams. For more information about online course policies and expectations, please visit https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/online/online-learning

A sample syllabus for the course may be found here: NUTB 0219 Syllabus. Please note: Syllabus dates, content, and format are subject to change between now and the fall semester.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript - Bachelor's + 3.0 GPA; You will be contacted after registration for required evidence of immunization; please contact lucia.fenney@tufts.edu with any questions regarding immunizations; General nutrition experience required.

Please note this course is primarily online but requires in-person class sessions on: 9/30 – 1:00-5:15 PM and 10/1 – 9:00 AM-12:15 PM in Jaharis Center, Room 156.

Please contact lynne.ausman@tufts.edu with any questions. Please note that courses cannot be repeated and students may only enroll in 4 NUTR, 2 NUTB, or 1 NUTC course prior to matriculation.

Instructor Approval: During registration, you will be asked to explain how you meet the pre-requisites for this course and to describe any relevant experience. The instructor will use this information to confirm your enrollment or will otherwise be in touch with you.

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

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