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NTDT5601 - Nutritional and Food Science
Faculty of Science - 6 credit points
HECS Band six
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Molecular Bioscience
Offered session(s): 1
Corequisites: NTDT5602, NTDT5503 and NTDT5604 (previously known as NTDT5504)
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bridget Kelly

Classes: 3 lectures and 1 tutorial per week (1-2 hours)

Assessment: One formative quiz (35%); kitchen laboratory work book (15%); one 3 hour final exam (50%)

Textbooks: Mann J and Truswell AS 'Essentials of Human Nutrition' Oxford: Oxford University Press, 4th Edition, 2012.
This unit of study give students a broad appreciation of food and nutrients, including an understanding of food sources of nutrients; the nutrients that are necessary for survival and maintenance of individual and population health; nutrient requirements at different stages of life, such as childhood, pregnancy and lactation and older age; factors affecting nutrient availability for absorption; and the significance of nutrient deficiency and excess intakes/toxicity on nutritional and disease status.
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