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Unit description

Examines the fundamentals of nutrition, including nutritional biochemistry and pharmacology, and applies this knowledge to nutritional therapeutics and dietary planning in preparation for clinical application.

Unit content

  1. Food and nutrition fundamentals
  2. Nutritional biochemistry and therapeutics - carbohydrates
  3. Nutritional biochemistry and therapeutics - protein
  4. Nutritional biochemistry and therapeutics - lipids
  5. Diets and dietary planning
  6. Contemporary issues in nutrition

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1illustrate relationships between food, nutrients and the environment
2correlate nutritional therapeutics with carbohydrate, protein and lipid biochemical pathways
3recognise components of the diet and principles of dietary planning for healthy eating
4apply knowledge of contemporary issues in nutrition to healthy eating

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. illustrate relationships between food, nutrients and the environment
  2. correlate nutritional therapeutics with carbohydrate, protein and lipid biochemical pathways
  3. recognise components of the diet and principles of dietary planning for healthy eating
  4. apply knowledge of contemporary issues in nutrition to healthy eating

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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