Food, Nutrition and Health

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Food, Nutrition and Health

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Nutrition and Food Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject examines the relationship between food, nutrition and human health. It provides an introduction to nutrients, nutrient food sources, nutrient functions and deficiency states and the role of nutrition in human health and development. Students use this knowledge to critically examine major nutrition challenges of our time, including obesity, micro-nutrient malnutrition and the role of nutrition in human performance.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Describe the nature, food source and physiological role of the major nutrients in terms of normal human health and development.
    2. Identify and describe the signs and symptoms of major nutrient deficiency and toxicity states.
    3. Discuss the role of nutrition and diet in the etiology of major nutrition-related disease states.
    4. Describe and use existing evidence-based frameworks developed to support dietary guidance and nutrition assessment.
    5. Discuss the contribution optimal nutrition makes to human development and performance.


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