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Nutrition Principles

Undergraduate | RMI-SCN200 | 2024

Carve out the principles of nutrition. Unwrap health issues related to food types and supply. Describe how energy is absorbed and metabolised. Study how culture and food composition influences food choices. Investigate food labelling regulations.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024

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Nutrition Principles

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to develop an appreciation of:

    1. The distinction between macro and micronutrients
    2. The relative energy contribution to the body from dietary fat, carbohydrate and protein
    3. The food sources of specific nutrients
    4. The structure and function of the digestive tract and process of cellular energy metabolism
    5. The function of the TCA cycle and energy transport chain
    6. The role of micronutrients in controlling energy metabolism in the body
    7. Diet planning principles, weight control and the impact of fad diets
    8. Write coherent and concise scientific reports
    9. Research nutritional information on the internet.

    Develop skills in:

    1. Assessing the validity of media nutritional information
    2. Assessing the accuracy of scientific studies in nutrition
    3. Reading and understanding food labels and nutrition claims
    4. Measuring anthropometric data
    5. Determining energy expenditure and nutrient intake of individuals.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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