Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:00
This course provides students with the under pinning knowledge required when studying human nutrition. Introducing the basic concepts of the biochemical and metabolic processes essential to human health, you will have lectures, tutorials and practical assignments on the metabolic and endocrinology pathway and immune system responses to the food and nutrients we eat. During the course you will gain a detailed understanding of the digestion, absorption and metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, fat, alcohol, vitamins and minerals, as well as an in-depth knowledge of energy balance and metabolism.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The overall aims of the foundations of nutrition course are to:
· Introduce the basic concepts relevant to the study of human nutrition
· Give a detailed knowledge of the metabolism of protein, fat, carbohydrate and alcohol, vitamins and minerals
· Give an in-depth understanding of energy metabolism, energy balance, energy expenditure, energy requirements and bioenergetics.
· Training in the selection and use of scientific literature, in scientific writing and critical analysis of literature
By the end of the course students should have an understanding of the following:
· Basic concepts relevant to the study of human nutrition, including endocrinology, immunology, and metabolic pathways
· The metabolism of protein, fat, carbohydrate, alcohol, vitamins and minerals
· Energy balance, energy expenditure, energy requirements and bioenergetics
· How to select and critically appraise scientific literature, and write scientifically
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
Class Test (20%); Essay (30%); 2 hour Exam (50%)