|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.|