Nutritional Biochemistry

Course code NUDI3280Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Health Sciences

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

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesBy the end of this course students should be able to:
- Critically evaluate and apply current scientific findings in nutrition and health
- Provide nutritional advice based on sound scientific findings
- Critically evaluate nutrition information appearing in popular magazines and other forms of media
- Discuss the efficacy and appropriate use of functional foods
- Justify the use of nutritional supplements for people with special needs
- Describe biomarkers of nutritional status
- Describe biomarkers of liver function
- Describe biomarkers of cardiovascular disease
- Describe biomarkers of diabetes mellitus
- 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
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS2202 Biochemistry A
HUBS2204 Biochemistry B
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignments 15%.
Examination: FormalExam 70%.
Presentations - GroupSeminar presentations on selected nutrition topics 15%
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term