Essentials of the physiology and biochemistry of the vitamins; overview of dietary assessment; foods; food patterns.
This paper introduces the functions, metabolism, food sources and requirements of vitamins; the use of dietary assessment techniques; and the diversity of food patterns and diets and factors that affect this diversity.
|Paper title||Vitamins, Diets and Health|
|Teaching period||Second 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 202
- Recommended Preparation
- 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 Penny Field
- Paper Structure
- Lectures cover an overview of dietary assessment; the metabolism, functions and food
sources of vitamins; food patterns of New Zealanders and the influence of cultural
and ethical factors on food choices of MÄori, Pasifika and Asian populations; food
patterns influenced by the lifestyle choices of vegetarianism and participation in
Practicals: Because accurate dietary assessment is the basis for effective nutrition interventions, skills are developed in various forms of dietary assessment, including developing and testing a food frequency questionnaire.
Cultural and other influences on food intake are also covered.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two lectures per week and one 3-hour practical session per week
- Recommended Textbooks:
Mann J.I. and Truswell A.S. (Eds.) (2012). Essentials of Human Nutrition (4th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Whitney E.N. et al. (2013). 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 222 you should be able to:
- Describe the metabolism, functions and food sources of the vitamins
- Discuss the development, uses and limitations of nutrient reference values (NRVs) in relation to dietary assessment methodologies
- Discuss the principles, strengths and weaknesses of dietary assessment techniques
- Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse food patterns that exist, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region; the role of culture; and the implications of such diets for health
- Demonstrate co-operation in teamwork and appropriate division of responsibility for individual contributions to group projects
- Demonstrate scientific written and analytical skills at the level expected of a 200-level HUNT student
- Integrate information from related courses, including biochemistry and physiology, into your nutrition knowledge