The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook

Description

Carbohydrate, fat, protein and alcohol in food and beverages are converted into biological energy in the human body. This course will discuss the biochemistry, food sources, absorption, metabolism, physiological functions, dietary requirements and assessment, development and consequences of deficiency, therapeutic use and toxicity of these nutrients. In the tutorials you will discuss case studies related to dietary assessment, energy balance and the role of these nutrients in health and disease.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Match foods with specific energy nutrients;

2. Explain the forms in which energy nutrients are present in foods;

3. Discuss digestion, absorption, transport and metabolism of energy nutrients by human beings;

4. Explain the role of macronutrients in maintaining normal body metabolism and functions as well as in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases;

5. Apply their knowledge of biochemistry, physiology and other sciences to the principles of nutrition with special emphasis on macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, alcohol, and energy).


Content

Regulation of food intake and energy balance.

 

Biochemistry, food sources, digestion, metabolism and role in health and disease of carbohydrates, fat and protein.

 

Biochemistry, metabolism and health effects of alcohol, nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners and fat substitutes.


Assumed knowledge

FSHN1010

FSHN1020


Assessment items

Quiz: Tutorial Quizzes (Online)

Presentation: Individual Presentation - Critical Review (Oral)

In Term Test: Mid Semester

Formal Examination: Formal Examination


Contact hours

Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term