Nutrition - page 6

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  1. by   lisabeth
    I have never, nor do I plan to EVER take an online class. I am afraid I would opt to drive it, but that is just me. If you like the online classes, that might be the best bet for you.

    Quote from MMW37
    I have to take nutrition next semester, so I thought I'd read these posts and see how it was going for everyone so far. Here's my question: I have to register tomorrow, and my choices are either to take it online, or to take it on campus for a three hour block once a week at 8:30 am. I will have another online class and possibly an English on campus (thought I didn't have to take it but may after all). It's a half hour drive to campus each way without traffic, but if I have to go out for class then I can make myself spend the rest of the day in the library. Also though, I'm not a morning person and I don't love long once a week classes. Any opinions? Thanks, and hope you all finish the semester strong!
  2. by   MB37
    Actually, I just went to ratemyprofessors.com, and everyone on there said DO NOT take this class online. So I didn't I'll deal with 8:30, it's only once a week. I'll keep A&P online, that's how I have it this semester. He doesn't mind either if we choose to attend the live class or not. Thanks!
  3. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from MMW37
    Actually, I just went to ratemyprofessors.com, and everyone on there said DO NOT take this class online. So I didn't I'll deal with 8:30, it's only once a week. I'll keep A&P online, that's how I have it this semester. He doesn't mind either if we choose to attend the live class or not. Thanks!
    Professors make the difference in any class (online or off) so it is a good thing you checked the ratemyprofessors.com. By the way, I am taking this class online and it is tough!! My class requires Chemistry and several Biology classes as pre-reqs so I am sure that contributes to it's difficulty. Some Nutrition courses do not have pre-reqs and are not as difficult.
  4. by   lisabeth
    I must say, I wish I had taken Chemistry first. That would have helped me in most of my classes. No one told me too, and it wasnt required, so I didnt think it would be needed.
  5. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I must say, I wish I had taken Chemistry first. That would have helped me in most of my classes. No one told me too, and it wasnt required, so I didnt think it would be needed.
    I think any Nutrition course without pre-reqs is misleading. Just the fact that one is expected to understand Cellular Respiration should mean pre-reqs such as Chem and/or Bio is in order. I suppose Departments that think it is not necessary are only skimming the surface in these courses? You said you wish you had taken Chem, how much chem are you exposed too without their being a pre-req requirement?

    I took my Midterm and am continuing to progress through my textbook and work on my project. For the most part I feel that a solid A&P plus math background is helping me a great deal. My course has a lot of math and A&P. There is chem in my course, however most of it deals with concepts and general information like "free radicals" etc.
  6. by   lisabeth
    Probably not much, but the thing is, it was covered in so little detail in A&P that it really wasnt much to go on. I am doing really good in the class, but with some kind of a chemistry background, it would have made things like the TCA cycle much easier. I just finished my 3rd exam with a 104. We got to draw the TCA cycle for 10 extra points. I have a 99 average, so I am not worried, but that TCA cycle was a tough concept to catch. I finally did though, or for the most part.

    Quote from MBA2BRN
    I think any Nutrition course without pre-reqs is misleading. Just the fact that one is expected to understand Cellular Respiration should mean pre-reqs such as Chem and/or Bio is in order. I suppose Departments that think it is not necessary are only skimming the surface in these courses? You said you wish you had taken Chem, how much chem are you exposed too without their being a pre-req requirement?

    I took my Midterm and am continuing to progress through my textbook and work on my project. For the most part I feel that a solid A&P plus math background is helping me a great deal. My course has a lot of math and A&P. There is chem in my course, however most of it deals with concepts and general information like "free radicals" etc.
  7. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I have a 99 average, so I am not worried, but that TCA cycle was a tough concept to catch. I finally did though, or for the most part.
    Thats good!!! You will see it again in Micro and be ahead for having been exposed to it now.
  8. by   lisabeth
    I'll see the TCA cycle, or Chemistry? I am sure the chemistry is very intense in Microbiology, which is the reason I am a little worried about it. We wont have any lab experiments, just looking at slides and answereing questions, but I know it is going to be harder than A&P. At least I will be taking it by itself. The other good thing is, I dont have to make an A in it. I will of course try for an A, but a B will be good enough.

    Quote from MBA2BRN
    Thats good!!! You will see it again in Micro and be ahead for having been exposed to it now.
  9. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I'll see the TCA cycle, or Chemistry? I am sure the chemistry is very intense in Microbiology, which is the reason I am a little worried about it. We wont have any lab experiments, just looking at slides and answereing questions, but I know it is going to be harder than A&P. At least I will be taking it by itself. The other good thing is, I dont have to make an A in it. I will of course try for an A, but a B will be good enough.
    I was talking about the TCA cycle. Microbes can use anaerobic and aerobic respiration.

    I did not think the Chem was that bad. I did not have trouble performing stains, using various mediums, growing microbes, using a microscope, writing up labs, interpreting reactions, or doing anything else lab related. Your class sounds like the Professor will do this for you so in a way it should be a lot easier then my course!

    The calculations in Micro I did not find too difficult. As I recall there is a formula for everything.
  10. by   lisabeth
    Oh, boy!!! Here we go again. At least I understand it. Is it as thorough as the human TCA? I guess this could carry over into nursing classes, hu?

    Quote from MBA2BRN
    I was talking about the TCA cycle. Microbes can use anaerobic and aerobic respiration.

    I did not think the Chem was that bad. I did not have trouble performing stains, using various mediums, growing microbes, using a microscope, writing up labs, interpreting reactions, or doing anything else lab related. Your class sounds like the Professor will do this for you so in a way it should be a lot easier then my course!

    The calculations in Micro I did not find too difficult. As I recall there is a formula for everything.
  11. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from TexasAngel
    Oh, boy!!! Here we go again. At least I understand it. Is it as thorough as the human TCA? I guess this could carry over into nursing classes, hu?
    There is a difference in the number of ATPs produced, but the process is the same. I hear EVERYTHING carries over into the nursing program. People who tell you different do not take into account the fact that the knowledge gained prior to nursing school clinical courses is knowledges to be applied in nursing courses rather then relearned.
  12. by   lisabeth
    Yes, I expect that for most things, but some things I would like to leave behind. Oh, well....

    Quote from MBA2BRN
    There is a difference in the number of ATPs produced, but the process is the same. I hear EVERYTHING carries over into the nursing program. People who tell you different do not take into account the fact that the knowledge gained prior to nursing school clinical courses is knowledges to be applied in nursing courses rather then relearned.
    Last edit by lisabeth on Nov 21, '06
  13. by   PG02
    I currently signed up for Nutrition and BIO has to be taken as a pre-req for it.

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