Essentials of the physiology and biochemistry of the macro- and micronutrients, with a specific emphasis on requirements for human health.
|Paper title||Fundamentals of Nutrients and Health|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- BIOC 192, CELS 191, CHEM 191, HUBS 191, HUBS 192
- BIOC 230; and BIOC 223 (prior to 2019)
- Recommended Preparation or Concurrent Study
- At least 18 200-level BIOC points and 18 200-level PHSL points
- Schedule C
- (i) ANAT 111 and PHSL 101 may be substituted for the CELS and HUBS prerequisites.(ii) HUNT 221 is restricted against BIOC 223 passed prior to 2019.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Human Nutrition's website
- Teaching staff
- Associate Professor Sheila Skeaff
- Paper Structure
In 2019, HUNT 221 will consist of two lecture blocks.
The first block of lectures extends on the basic concepts of metabolism introduced in BIOC 192. The majority of the content relates to energy metabolism, with a focus on how carbohydrates and fats are processed by various pathways under different physiological/biochemical conditions. Nitrogen metabolism will also be included.
The second block of lectures will develop understanding of vitamins and minerals, with a particular emphasis on key nutrients of importance in the New Zealand diet. The content will focus on the functions of micronutrients including their role in the metabolic pathways taught in the first block of lectures. Dietary sources of the nutrient, and the health consequences of low and high intakes will also be included.
Campbell, Farrell and McDougal (2016). Biochemistry (9th edition), Cengage-Learning.
Whitney E.N. et al. (2017). 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
On completion of your study of HUNT221 you will have acquired a basic understanding of the fundamentals of human nutrition, which will provide the foundation for future study in human nutrition.
- Teaching Arrangements
Two lectures a week. A practical session which is weekly for the first 6 weeks, and then fortnightly.