Physiology of Nutrition

David Heber

Physiology of Nutrition

Physiological Science department

David Heber

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Ratings

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Overall 3.6
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Hard
Easiness of class 2.4
Easy
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Workload 2.4
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Clarity of professor 3.6
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Helpfulness of professor 3.1
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests

Grades

Winter 2017
25.2%
21.0%
16.8%
12.6%
8.4%
4.2%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2016
40.1%
33.4%
26.7%
20.0%
13.4%
6.7%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2015
26.4%
22.0%
17.6%
13.2%
8.8%
4.4%
0.0%
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A
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F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2014
43.0%
35.8%
28.7%
21.5%
14.3%
7.2%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2013
43.7%
36.4%
29.1%
21.9%
14.6%
7.3%
0.0%
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A
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2010
34.1%
28.4%
22.7%
17.0%
11.4%
5.7%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Winter 2019 Submitted April 1, 2019 Grade Received: A-

This class was both easy and hard. It was easy in that it’s low time commitment, you only have one midterm and one easy two page paper, and the exams are all multiple choice. It was hard because you really had to know so many details. It’s not enough to know general concepts, you have to remember details about the concepts. It’s annoying that they don’t post slides and they don’t bruincast the class. I think this class was curved upward though because by the end of the quarter I had an 88% and I got an A minus. The paper is easy to get full credit, just follow all the guidelines.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 19, 2014 Grade Received: N/A

Took this class Winter 2013 after hearing it was a ridiculously easy class. Learned that it is only "easy" because minimal work is involved and attendance is not necessary, but the tests themselves are fairly tricky. Yes, the material is straightfoward, all you do is read the course reader but it contains a lot of details and I found his tests to focus on very small subtleties in the text. While lectures are entertaining, if you wanted to actually improve your grade the lectures themselves are not really helpful since he does not test on the lecture material! So unless you memorize every single little word, number, and detail in the course reader, the class is actually annoyingly tricky and unorganized.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 3, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Had Professor Heber for physci 167 during winter 2013 as a biochem major.

If you did well in your other premed classes, you're probably really good at memorizing. That's what this class is: memorizing the course reader. One midterm, one 2 page written assignment, and one final determines your grade. There is no curve, but the grading scale for the class is lowered (>89.5% is an A).

If you actually attend the lectures, you'll learn something useful. Pretty interesting material, but most people didn't attend despite the "mandatory attendance" that was just a sign in sheet being passed around at most lectures.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Feb. 27, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

Haven't finished the course yet, but so far, really easy class if you are a phy sci major. It's tends to be a pretty large class (>200 people), since a lot of people have heard it's easy (but from my experience, non-majors don't seem to sing the same song, so just be wary). I'm probably only an "average" student in the phy sci major, and yet I was still able to pull an A on the midterm, after only having studied at ten the night before the exam. I went to most of the lectures, because they take attendance, but barely ever took notes. If you've taken most of your phy sci core classes, you've learned most of this course's material before. There are only four components to your grade (attendance, midterm, self-assessment paper, final), and both exams are multiple choice. Overall, easy class if you're in the major. If you're not, don't be so easily convinced that it's necessarily one of the "easiest" upper divs.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 31, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

I really enjoyed taking this class! I feel this class is exactly how a college course should be structured. Attendance is not mandatory and they don't give you bullshit assignments to waste your time. If you are truely interested in learning this material you will read the course reader and do well. This is definetely one of the easiest classes i have taken at UCLA, probably because Dr. Heber is an amazing lecturer and the material is so straight forward. I showed up to all of the lectures, because i really enjoyed the material. I definetely recommend this class to anyone going into the medical field.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 30, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

Who said this class is easy? This class is a lot of memorizing and understanding of the course reader. It is hard to study this all in one night before the midterm and final. Also this class is straight scale so you really can't miss many questions. After taking this class I will never take another upper division biology class at UCLA again.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 30, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

Not a hard class. But because it is multiple choice and straight scale, you can't miss anything, so you have to basically memorize the reader, which is not that long. A lot of non-phy sci majors and community college transfers think this class is hard, to me it was not a hard class. Just make sure you memorize CONCEPTS instead of stupid details.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 21, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

Who the heck said this class is easy?

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted March 18, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

This class is chill but there is a lot of material. Many people were thrown off by the midterm which is overall easy, but the basically straight scale grading means that you can't miss many questions. Overall, you just need to study the reader and only the reader. The Final is similar, all multiple choice.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Nov. 10, 2008 Grade Received: N/A

This was my favorite class at UCLA. First, it's a really easy class. Not only easy for phy sci, but compared to any class on campus, even for north campus. So if you are a phy sci major make sure you take this as one of your electives. There's one multiple choice midterm, a diet self assessment plan, and a final exam thats free response. The course uses a reader thats about a hundred pages. The lectures are really enjoyable and the professor even tells you to just listen. You learn a lot about nutrition and how to eat healthy. The exams are based on the reader which you can just study the night before. There is a sign in sheet every class.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Useful Textbooks
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Tough Tests
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