Human Nutrition

NUTR 203 – Human  Nutrition.                     
 
COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                 Human Nutrition.                     
Code:                           NUTR 203.
Hours:                          Lec – 4 Hr.    Lab –0 Hrs.        Cln – 0 Hr.         Cr. Hr.  – 4.
Prerequisite:                 BCHM 102
Level/Semester:            2nd   level - Fall.
Department offering the course:    Nutrition & Dietetics - Faculty of Health Sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Nutrition is the study of foods and health. It is a science that focuses on foods, their nutrients and other chemical constituents, and the effects of food constituents on body processes and health. Understanding the different roles of nutrients in the body, the food sources and the recommended intakes of each is important in order to understand the role of diet in health and diseases.

COURSE AIM:
The course aims at giving the student the knowledge about the role of proper nutrition in health of human individuals and the required nutrients, their functions, recommended intakes, food sources, and the deficiency or over intake.  

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Lectures using illustrated power point presentations.
Group discussions.
Case study during practical labs.

LIST OF REFERENCES:
Rolfes SR, Pinna K, Whitney E. Understanding normal and clinical nutrition. 8th edition. Australia, United States: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning: 2009.
Mahan K, EscottStump S. Krauses food, nutrition, and diet therapy. 12th edition. Philadelphia, WB saunders , 2008.   
Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. 10th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.

Students are advised to visit web pages related and which are not limited to:
Nutrition Reviews: www.nutritionreviews.org/
Am J Human Nutrition: www. ajcn.nutrition.org/
World Health Organization: www.who.int
Annual Reviews of Nutrition: www.annualreviews.org