Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Health Sciences

School

Human Movement Studies School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Delivery mode

Internal

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours

Incompatible

NUTR2201

Prerequisite

BIOC2000 + physiology at year 2 level (either PHYL2730 or BIOM2011) + NUTR2101

Companion

#2 Biochemistry

Assessment methods

Workshop short answer questions 12.5%, Online quiz 12.5%, Group project presentation 15%, Mid Semester Exam 25%, Final Exam 35%

Course coordinator

Ms Veronique Chachay

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This course builds on prior studies in nutrition science and the understanding of physiology and biochemistry principles, to apply scientific critical thinking to contemporary nutrition topics and emerging issues. It examines the requirements and metabolism of nutrients throughout the life cycle in details, the scientific basis for nutrition reference standards and guidelines, and the strengths and limitations of nutrition research methods. Furthermore, it explores the emerging concepts of nutrigenomics with the gene-nutrient interaction at the basis of pathophysiology and potential therapy targets in lifestyle and ageing-related chronic disease. Finally, it explores the scientific evidence and rationale behind dietary patterns, including fad diets, functional foods and nutraceuticals, super foods, weight-loss and ergogenic aids.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2020 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 Ipswich Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 Ipswich Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 Ipswich Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile