Food Chemistry, Biology and Nutrition

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Food Chemistry, Biology and Nutrition

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BIOL10004 Biology of Cells and Organisms OR BIOL10002 Biomolecules and Cells.
    AND
    CHEM10003 Chemistry 1 OR CHEM10006 Chemistry for Biomedicine OR CHEM10007 Fundamentals of Chemistry.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12.5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of the chemical structure of food components (natural materials of plant and animal origin plus additives) and the underlying biochemistry. The fate of these components in terms of their biological (enzymatic) and chemical degradation when consumed is explored in the context of their role in nutrition and cell biology.

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.