Essentials of the physiology and biochemistry of the macronutrients; introduction to anthropometry; obesity; diabetes.
|Paper title||Macronutrients and Health|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- (BIOC 192 or BIOC 111) and (CELS 191 or BIOL 111) and (CHEM 191 or CHEM 112) and ((HUBS 191 and HUBS 192) or BIOL 115)
- HUNT 201
- Recommended Preparation or Concurrent Study
- At least 18 200-level BIOC points and 18 200-level PHSL points
- Schedule C
- ANAT 111 and PHSL 101 may be substituted for the CELS and HUBS prerequisites.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Human Nutrition's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Anne-Louise Heath
- Paper Structure
- The paper content includes:
- Functions and food sources of the macronutrients
- Assessment of body composition
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two lectures per week and one lab per fortnight.
- Recommended Text Books:
Mann J.I. and Truswell A.S. (Eds.) (2012). Essentials of Human Nutrition (4th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Whitney E.N. et al. (2011). Understanding Nutrition: Australian & NZ Edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of HUNT 221 you should be able to:
- Describe the metabolism, functions and food sources of the macronutrients (i.e. fat, carbohydrate, protein) and alcohol
- Discuss the principles, strengths and weaknesses of the main methods used to assess body composition
- Discuss the epidemiology, aetiology (causes) and dietary treatment of obesity and diabetes
- Demonstrate an improvement in written communication skills
- Integrate information from related courses, including biochemistry and physiology, into your nutrition knowledge