Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Health & Behavioural 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

BIOC3006

Assessment methods

Paper: 18%, Quizzes: 15%, Tutorial Worksheets: 15%, Final exam: 52% (must pass exam to pass course)

Course coordinator

Dr Veronique Chachay

Current course offerings

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Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course builds on prior study in nutrition science, and the understanding of human physiology and biochemistry principles. It examines the requirements and metabolism of nutrients throughout the life-cycle, the scientific basis for nutrition reference standards and guidelines, the strengths and limitations of nutrition research methodology, eating disorders, and the nutritional outcomes of food processing. Furthermore, it explores the emerging concepts of nutritional genomics, 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, and weight-loss aids. The course aims at developing knowledge and scientific critical thinking in contemporary nutrition topics and emerging issues.

Archived offerings

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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
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Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
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