Principles of Human Nutrition

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Principles of Human Nutrition

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Dietetics, Health and Exercise Science, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Must have passed all subject from (SWP1SWB). Must be enrolled in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW). All others require coordinators approval.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    In this subject, students will develop an understanding of the major food sources, metabolism and storage of the major food molecules carbohydrate, protein and fat (the macronutrients), alcohol, vitamins and minerals (the micronutrients), and water, and be aware of the consequences of over and under-nutrition. Students will also develop an understanding of the principles of energy balance. Students will be introduced to techniques for measuring and evaluating nutrient adequacy of diets of individuals and populations, including the use of nutrient databases, nutrient reference standards and food guides. Students will also be introduced to simple techniques for measuring body composition of adults.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.