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FST3810

Faculty of Science

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Science

Organisational Unit

School of Science, Malaysia

Coordinator(s)

Dr Thoo Yin Yin

Offered

Malaysia

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit provides an introduction to the nutritional roles of food nutrients in human health and well-being. The uptake and metabolism of major nutrients in the human body are examined and major health issues that are related to diet and nutrients are discussed. Nutritional guidelines for dietary planning according to various requirements are explained and the nutritional requirements of pregnant and lactating women, infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults are highlighted. Dietary requirements of individuals to support physical activities are outlined.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Define the roles of major and minor food nutrients in the human body and apply nutritional guidelines to plan healthy and balanced diets for various individuals;

  1. Describe the digestion, absorption and metabolism of major nutrients in the human body in order to meet the body's needs;

  1. Apply the understanding of nutrition management to various nutrition-related diseases;

  1. Identify the nutritional requirements of pregnant and lactating women, infants, children, adolescents, adults and older adults;

  1. Describe weight management, nutrients usage and dietary requirements of individuals to support daily activities;

  1. Acquire information from scientific resources and demonstrate team work and communication skills in their learning.

Assessment

Assignments: 30%
Presentations: 10%
Tests: 10%
Final examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Three hours of lectures per week and a total of 12 hours of tutorials

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