Provides students with knowledge of nutrition biochemistry and the role of nutrients in human metabolism with emphasis on essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and selected bioactive substances. For both macronutrients and micronutrients, the digestion, absorption, metabolism, function in health, requirements, deficiency states, and nutrient interactions will be explored.
- Introductory pharmacology
- Carbohydrate (digestible and non-digestible) digestion, absorption, metabolism
- Pre- and probiotics
- Fatty acid digestion, absorption, metabolism
- Essential fatty acid requirements and roles in health
- Amino acid digestion and absorption
- Nitrogen metabolism
- Amino acid requirements and roles in health
Micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and selected bioactive nutrients)
- Digestion, absorption, metabolism and function
- Therapeutics, sources and dose
- Nutrient-nutrient and drug-nutrient interactions
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||discuss the role of selected nutrients on key metabolic pathways in the human body||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||identify the integrated role of dietary carbohydrate, pre- and probiotics, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids and micronutrients in maintaining human health||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||evaluate the therapeutic role (including actions, interactions, contraindications, cautions and toxicity) of key micronutrients in maintaining and regaining health||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||apply and interpret analytical methods appropriate to the analysis of selected nutrients in food.||Intellectual rigour|
- Gropper, SS & Smith, JL, 2013, Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism, 6th edn, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, USA.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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