Vitamin and mineral metabolism; biochemical assessment of nutrient status.
|Paper title||Metabolism, Health and Disease|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- HUNT 221-223 or (HUNT 201 and 202). Note: students in the Bachelor of Applied Sciences with a major in Sport and Exercise Nutrition may take this paper having passed HUNT 221 and one of (HUNT 222, HUNT 223). To do this, apply for Special Permission at the Review and Submit stage of your application.
- Recommended Preparation
- STAT 115 and at least 18 200-level BIOC or PHSL points
- Schedule C
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Human Nutrition's website
- Teaching staff
- Dr Bernard Venn
- Paper Structure
- The paper's content includes biochemical nutrition assessment, with special emphasis on carbohydrate, protein, zinc, iron, selenium, folate and vitamin B12, and nutritional epidemiology.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two lectures per week and a weekly practical session
Part of the work is laboratory work, and part is seminars and discussion groups.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Students will be provided with readings.
- 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 this paper students will:
- Be able to describe the impact on human health of specific nutrients (e.g. carbohydrate, zinc, selenium. iron, folate, protein)
- Be able to choose an appropriate laboratory method for testing nutritional status in a variety of situations
- Have participated in a variety of laboratory tests of nutritional status
- Be able to describe the advantages, limitations and applicability of a variety of laboratory methods for testing nutritional status
- Be able to interpret and evaluate a variety of laboratory nutritional status test results in order to make conclusions about nutritional status