Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

School

Human Movement & Nutrition Sci

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours

Incompatible

NUTR2003

Prerequisite

(CHEM1090 or CHEM1100) + (CHEM1200 or CHEM1221)

Assessment methods

Practical report, mid-semester exam, end of semester examination

Course coordinator

Dr Veronique Chachay

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course provides the basis for an in-depth understanding of nutrition biochemistry, what the human body requires in food to maintain homeostasis, and how the nutritional status of individuals and populations is determined. Topics covered include energy metabolism; components and role of the human gastro-intestinal tract; macronutrients and micronutrients absorption, metabolism and their role in health; signs, symptoms and causes of nutrient deficiency; the diet-disease relationship and significance in the context of the life-cycle and of chronic disease. The course also provides the understanding of how nutrition science is translated into dietary guidelines, and equips students with the tools to discern objectively between sound nutrition information and unfounded nutrition commercially-oriented claims.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 Ipswich Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile