Nutritional Biochemistry

Course code HUBS3280Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

This course will enhance previous biomedical and nutrition knowledge with particular reference to recent developments in nutritional sciences and biomarkers of human health and diseases.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of this course students should be able to:
1. Critically evaluate and apply current scientific findings in nutrition and health
2. Provide nutritional advice based on sound scientific findings
3. Critically evaluate nutrition information appearing in popular magazines and other forms of media
4. Discuss the efficacy and appropriate use of functional foods
5. Justify the use of nutritional supplements for people with special needs
6. Describe biomarkers of nutritional status
7. Describe biomarkers of liver function
8. Describe biomarkers of cardiovascular disease
9. Describe biomarkers of diabetes mellitus
10.Describe biomarkers of oxidative stress, antioxidant defences and inflammation
Content1. Biomarkers of nutritional status
2. Biomarkers of liver function
3. Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease
4. Biomarkers of diabetes mellitus
5. Biomarkers of oxidative stress, antioxidants and inflammation
6. Biochemical, physiological and clinical aspects of various macronutrients, micronutrients and other components of foods relevant to human health and disease
7. Functional foods
8. Popular nutritional supplements
9. Ergogenic aids
10. Scientific bases for nutrition interventions in human health and disease
Replacing Course(s)NUDI3280 Nutritional Biochemistry 10 units
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS2202 Biochemistry A and HUBS2204 Biochemistry B or HUBS2205 Human Molecular Science.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten essay.
Course Learning Objectives 1,2,3,4,5
Examination: FormalFormal examination
Course Learning Objectives 1 - 10

Students must perform satisfactorily in the formal examination in order to obtain a passing grade or better in the course overall.
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS3280