Basic Nutrition

NUTR 212 – Basic Nutrition

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:               Basic Nutrition.                     
Code:                         NUTR 212.
Hours:                        Lec – 3 Hr.    Lab –0 Hrs.        Cln – 0 Hr.         Cr. Hr.  – 3.
Prerequisite:               Sophomore standing.
Level/Semester:          1st level – Spring
Department offering the course:    Nutrition & Dietetics - Faculty of Health Sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course overview the physiological needs for energy, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamin and minerals. The mechanisms of action of macronutrients and micronutrients, food sources, and the recommended intakes of carbohydrates, protein, fat, individual vitamins and individual minerals will be covered. The relationships between diet and specific lifestyle diseases as well as the deficiency or over intake of each nutrient will be stressed on.

COURSE AIM:
The course aims at giving the student an insight about the science of nutrition, food composition and dietary recommendation and guidelines.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Lectures
Practical exercises
Assigned reading  

LIST OF REFERENCES:
Assigned reading
Frances Sizer, Ellie Whitney. Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies. Cengage Learning; 13 edition, 2013
Catherine Ross et al. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. 10th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.
Mahan K, EscottStump S. Krauses food, nutrition, and diet therapy. 13th edition. Philadelphia, WB Saunders , 2012

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO): http://www.fao.org/home/en/
WHO Nutrition: http://www.who.int/topics/nutrition/en/