Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

School

Human Movement & Nutrition Sci

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3L + 2T

Incompatible

NUTR2201

Prerequisite

BIOC2000 + physiology at year 2 level (either PHYL2730 or BIOM2011 or BIOM2015) + NUTR2101

Companion

BIOC3006

Assessment methods

Literature review 20%; Split mid-semester exam 40%; Final exam 40%

Course coordinator

Dr Veronique Chachay

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

NUTR3201 aims to develop knowledge and scientific critical thinking in contemporary nutrition topics and emerging issues. This course builds on prior studies in nutrition science, and the understanding of human physiology, biochemistry and molecular principles. The course examines the scientific basis for nutrition reference standards and guidelines, nutraceuticals and functional foods; the strengths and limitations of nutrition research methodology; the nutritional outcomes of food processing and exposure to related metabolites; the emerging paradigm of personalised nutrition through the understanding of nutritional genomics, and nutritional epigenetic marks; the role of the gut microbiota in health and disease, and interactions with dietary constituents with related outcomes; the concept of energy balance with processes involved in the regulation and dysregulation of appetite, and association with eating disorders. Finally, it explores the scientific evidence of the role of dietary patterns and food constituents in regulating the metabolic drivers of lifestyle and ageing-related chronic disease.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode 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