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Module

NUT2001 : Principles of Nutrition

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Helen Mason
  • Lecturer: Professor Thomas Hill, Dr Anthony Watson, Dr Gerry O'Brien
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To introduce the scientific foundations to build a sound understanding of nutrition in the maintenance of normal function of mammals. To compare the structure and function of the digestive tract from different species focussing on adaptations to suit specific dietary regimes. To discuss the digestion of food and assimilation of nutrients and energy, using macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). To describe how the metabolism of macronutrients are integrated. To inform students about the concepts of nutrient requirements. To relate nutrient function nutrient requirements to normal health and development.

Outline Of Syllabus

DIGESTIVE PHYSIOLOGY
1. Overview of roles of the digestive tract
2. Cell biology of gastrointestinal epithelium
3. Digestion and absorption
4. Comparative aspects of gut physiology

NUTRIENT SUPPLY, INTEGRATION AND UTILIZATION
1. Energy values of foods and nutrients; calorimetry
2. Proteins and amino acids
3. Lipids
4. Minerals and trace elements
5. Vitamins

Assessment of nutritional requirements
Nutrient bioavailability

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable