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Course Description

This course is the foundation of nutrition science and metabolism. Macronutrients, their function, metabolism and relation to health and disease are reviewed in detail. In addition, the digestion, absorption, transport, utilization and storage of nutrients in humans are taught. Lastly, this course aims to integrate biochemical and physiological aspects of energy and nutrient utilzation, nutrient interactions and metabolic regulation in humans.


The GSI for Nutritional Sciences (NUTR) 630 will attend each lecture, print and distribute handouts for class, and set up and save lecture recordings and clicker quizzes before and after each lecture (MW 1:30-3:00). The GSI will be responsible for grading examinations, presentations, online discussions and evaluating student participation during in-class activities. Prior to each of the three exams, the GSI will prepare and conduct a review session and will teach one lecture. The GSI will help craft the Canvas site and must be available to set up class resources throughout August.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants who have already completed NUTR 630.

Desired Qualifications*

Applicants with a strong background in Biochemistry and Physiology, and who completed NUTR 630 in Fall 2016 are preferred. Also preferred are applicants who have completed or are currently enrolled in NUTR/PUBHLTH 803: Effective Teaching in Public Health.

Contact Information

Dave Bridges,

Decision Making Process

After review of applications, the decision will be made by the Department Administrator and the Faculty teaching the course.

Selection Process

Selection criteria include background and experience explicit to the topic of the course.

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, HIV antibody status, political belief, membership in any social or political organization, participation in a grievance or complaint whether formal or informal, or any other factor where the item in question will not interfere with job performance and where the employee is otherwise qualified. The University of Michigan agrees to abide by the protections afforded employees with disabilities as outlined in the rules and regulations which implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions. In the event that an Employee does not receive his or her preferred assignment, he or she can request a written explanation or an in-person interview with the hiring agents(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.

This position, as posted, is subject to a collective bargaining agreement between the Regents of the University of Michigan and the Graduate Employees' Organization, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 3550.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.