Food Macronutrients

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Food Macronutrients

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-Requisite: Introductory Chemistry (Ag) (CHEM00020), The Molecular World (CHEM10040)

    Requirements: A first year chemistry module or equivalent

    Excluded: FDSC20010 Chemistry of Macronutrients - exclusion

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    After a brief review of key concepts in chemistry, with a view to highlight the importance of water in all biochemical processes, this module is intended to equip students with an introduction to the key biologically important organic substances which are responsible for structure and function in living cells, namely, carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. The main aim of the module is to focus on the occurrence, chemical structures, physical and chemical properties of important members of each group in order to illustrate why cell structure and metabolism in plants and animals is dependent on these substances.
    This module underpins Nutritional Energy Metabolism (FDSC20020) which deals with the nature of the metabolic processes taking place in living cells.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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