The mission of the Department of Science and Health Department at UC Clermont is to provide outstanding, comprehensive undergraduate programs for careers in the biological and chemical sciences and in allied health professions. We strive to nurture a classroom environment which demonstrates and inculcates in our students the understanding and ability to acquire and critically interpret knowledge of basic facts and theories of the basic and clinical sciences, strive to add to the body of scientific knowledge through research, and encourage our students to communicate their understanding to use every opportunity in our classrooms to encourage curiosity, propose hypotheses, construct scientifically valid tests for hypotheses, and nurture critical thinking skills. We teach our students the tools needed to create hypothetical answers to new questions, to “make an educated guess.”
There are a number of vitamins that are called "fat soluble," many of which are stored in the liver or other organs. One of these is vitamin A, which serves an important role in immune function, vision, and reproduction. It's abundant in fruits and vegetables, whole milk, and liver. Vitamin D serves a role in helping the body absorb other nutrients during digestion, such as calcium, zinc, phosphate, iron, and magnesium. While it's found in certain foods, one of the main sources of vitamin D is through exposure to natural sunlight. Next, vitamin E keeps the heart and the body's cells healthy and is found in many nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils. Finally, vitamin K is important for its role in helping blood to clot, and is believed to help with bone strength in older people. It can be found in a number of leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables, and in meat, eggs, and many grains.