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Last approved: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:01:50 GMT

Last edit: Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:01:50 GMT

Formerly Known As: FS 706


Change Type
Major
NTR (Nutrition)
706
010765
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
FM
Vitamin Metabolism
Vitamin Metabolism
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Food Bioprocessing and Nutrition (11FS)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Alternate Even Years
Fall 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Peter R. Ferket
William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and Biotechnology
Full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC2020NoUp to 20 on-campus students may enroll in the online (Internet) section.
LEC3030NoUp to 30 DE students may enroll in the DELTA section.
Prerequisite: ANS(NTR,PO) 415 and BCH 453
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Structures, chemical and physical properties, functions, distribution, absorption, transport, metabolism, storage, excretion, deficiencies, and toxicity of vitamins in humans and domestic animals. Interactions between vitamins and other factors affecting vitamin metabolism or bioavailability as well as the nutritional significance of essential fatty acids and metabolism of prostaglandins, prostacyclins and leukotrienes. Application of knowledge will include critical review of scientific literature, experimental design, and formulation of vitamin supplements.

The following are the four major changes to the course requested along with justification:


1. Change the course to a DE/internet only course, which would also be available for on-campus students.  Over the past few years the number of students taking NTR 706 by DE has grown to the point that they account for over 2/3 of the students, and some days only 20% of the on-campus students showed up for the on-campus lecture, preferring the flexibility of watching the lecture later online.  Moreover, with the constraint of finding suitable mediasite recording classes, and the added flexibility of scheduling for the instructors and students, it would be best to offer this course only by DE/internet technologies.


2. Change the course from 2 credit hours to 3 credit hours.  Currently, the course uses a didactic teaching method; the instructors talk, the students listen, and they are evaluated on how they retain the information delivered by the instructor.  If we change the course to a DE only course, this didactic teaching method can be tedious for the students and there is minimal interaction between students and instructors.  We propose to include an applications component to this course by having students work on a term project in small coaching groups, which be evaluated by peer-reviewers.  The term project could be a review of literature on a topic related to vitamin metabolism, and a preparation of research proposal or vitamin supplement product development proposal, which will be orally delivered as a voice-over powerpoint video.  The first 2/3 of the course will focus on the delivery of the instructor video lectures as done in the past with the 2 credit course, and the last 1/3 of the course will focus more on term project preparation, presentation and evaluation. The added term project and peer-group evaluation component of this course justifies the change to a 3 credit course. This same model is used to teach NTR775 Mineral Metabolism.


3. Change instructor of record from Dr. Jack Odle to Peter Ferket, although both will continue as co-instructors for the course.  Peter Ferket, agree to manage the “application” part of this course that justifies the change to a 3 credit course, and to manage the Online delivery of the content.  Dr. Odle will continue delivering the water-soluble vitamin lectures he has done in the past.


4. Cross list the course as NTR(FM)706.  The FM courses are associated with the Feed Milling/Feed Science curriculum managed in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science.  By cross listing the course as FM, it would allow students working on the Graduate Certificate of Feed Science, and the PSM in Feed Science, Animal Science, or Poultry Science more flexibility in meeting their program requirements.


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesJonathan AllenThe following is an excerpt from an email dated February 23, 2016. "..developing the online environment that most students seem to prefer should be fine..I agree that dropping the FS prefix is warranted, since anyone can use the NTR course. "
No changes to the teaching load for Dr. Ferket or Dr. Odle is expected, although some support from Dr. Sara Brierton, instructional technology specialist in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, is requested to assist in the delivery of the video lectures, student term project presentations, and the peer-review of term projects.

1. Teach students about the distribution, absorption, essentiality, function, and metabolism of vitamins for humans and animals.


2. Help students to critically review scientific literature about vitamins, formulation of vitamin supplements, and design experiments related to vitamin nutrition and metabolism.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will become able to know and describe:


1. the essentiality and function of vitamins in the nutrition and metabolism of humans and animals.


2. the signs, symptms, diagnosis and treatment of vitamin deficiencies and excesses.


3. the distribution of vitamins in nature.


4. the factors affecting availability, absoportion and excretion of vitamins.


5. how to critically evaluate, design, and conduct experiements or develop supplement products related to the function, availability, requirement, and interactions of vitamins.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Multiple exams60There will be 3 exams that cover the sequential lectures, each totaling 20 percent of the final grade.
Project30The students will each work on a research or product development proposal project which will be prepared as a recorded video presentations and evaluated by their peers. All term projects will include a critical review of scientific literature on a relavent topic or problem of vitamin nutrtion, followed by one of two creative options: a) design an experiment to test an unproven hypothesis or b) develop a vitamin supplement product that solves a problem or meets a commercial need.
Participation5Participation in discussion boards, and peer-review of student project presentations and supporting documents.
Written Assignment5Completion of assignments and quizzes that support the understanding of lecture materials.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
The Water-Soluble Vitamins6 weeksLectures, reading assignments, problem assignments, and exams will be completed in relation to the general topic of water-soluble vitamins: thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, cobalamin, pyridoxine, choline, biotin, pantothenate, and vitamin C.
The Fat-Soluble Vitamins6 weeksLectures, reading assignments, problem assignments, and exams will be completed in relation to the general topic of fat-soluble vitamins: Vitamin A, D, E, and K.
Term Project4 weekThe students will each work on a research or product development proposal project which will be prepared as a recorded video presentations and evaluated by their peers. All term projects will include a critical review of scientific literature on a relavent topic or problem of vitamin nutrtion, followed by one of two creative options: a) design an experiment to test an unproven hypothesis or b) develop a vitamin supplement product that solves a problem or meets a commercial need.
There was a request from Dr. Jack Odle (Department of Animal Science) to cross-list this course with ANS, but ANS 706 already exists as Mammalian Embryo Manipulation. If it is determine that cross-listing with ANS is necessary, then another course number that is compatible with NTR, FM, and ANS programs will need to be established. Update 8/4/2016: Dr. Odle confirmed that ANS does not want to cross-list, they are fine with NTR/FM 706.

mlnosbis 4/27/2016: No overlapping courses. Confirm whether or not this should be cross-listed with ANS/PO.

ghodge 5/2/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-The proposal states that over 2/3 of the enrollment is by DE students. But there is
no list of recent offerings with a breakdown of the on-campus/DE students.
-The syllabus states that the “course will be delivered as pre-recorded video lectures”
which is reasonable for an online-only course. However, I could not find any information on how
often these video lectures will be refreshed. This is a 700-level research-oriented course,
and presumably the information presented in the lectures must be updated regularly.
jallen (Tue, 22 Mar 2016 21:22:08 GMT): Expand prerequisites to (ANS/NTR/PO 415/515 or NTR 501) and (BCH 453/553 or ANS/BCH 571). Outcomes: Students in this course will be able to describe and explain:...
jtbpo (Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:46:19 GMT): Brake is ok with this as outlined except that if ANS is added as a cross list then PO should be added as a cross list. Otherwise ok.
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