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NFS Nutritional Sciences Courses

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Basic Human Nutrition 39L, 13T

An introductory course to provide the fundamentals of human nutrition to enable students to understand and think critically about the complex interrelationships between food, nutrition, health and the environment.
Exclusion: Current or previous nutrition course at 300-level or higher
Recommended preparation: BIO150Y1; CHM (CHM138H1,CHM139H1)/CHM151Y1; MAT135Y1/MAT137Y1; PHY110Y1/PHY138Y1/PHY140Y1 (PHY138Y1 is recommended)

Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. See page 40 for details.

Vitamin and Mineral MetabolismThroughout the Life Cycle 39L, 13T

Micronutrients are essential for health throughout the life cycle. This course examines the role of micronutrients during development and ageing with some emphasis on disease prevention and pathogenesis. Students develop critical appraisal skills, an understanding of the principles of study design and learn to write in a scientific style.
Prerequisite: BIO150Y1; CHM (CHM138H1, CHM139H1)/CHM151Y1; PHY138Y1 (or 110Y1/140Y1), NFS284Y1

Food Chemistry 39L

Structure, composition and chemical and biochemical reactions in foods during postharvest/postmortem, processing, storage and utilisation. Implications for organoleptic properties, nutritional value, toxicity and human health.
Prerequisite: CHM138H1
Recommended preparation: NFS284H1

Advanced Nutrition 26L, 14T

Physiological and biochemical features of nutrient needs. The roles of nutrients in the development and adaptability of the whole body, organs and cells. Interpretation of current research data.
Prerequisite: (BCH210H1, BIO349H1/JLM349H1)/BCH320Y1, NFS284H1, PSL302Y1, STA(STA220H1, STA221H1/JBS229H1)

Nutrition and Human Disease 39L, 13T

Role of dietary fat in normal development and in human diseases including cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Current issues relating to their prevention or treatment with diet will be discussed, illustrated with reference to general pathophysiological and biochemical principles and current literature.
Prerequisite: BCH210H1, BIO349H1/JLM349H1, NFS284H1, PSL302Y1, STA(STA220H1, STA221H1/JBS229H1)
Recommended preparation: LMP301H1

Functional Foods and Nutrigenomics 39L

Scientific principles and experimental approaches in the development and regulation of functional foods and nutraceuticals. The impact of the human genome on nutrition research. Experimental approaches to investigating gene-diet interactions. Understanding how genetic variability affects nutrient response, and how dietary factors regulate gene expression.
Prerequisites: NFS284H1
Recommended: NFS386H1, BIO349H1/JLM349H1

Nutritional Toxicology and Food Safety 39L

Occurrence, mechanism of action, safety and health implications of chemicals naturally present in or added to foods. Interactions of nutrients and toxicants and the effects on their metabolism and utilization. Food safety evaluation and regulatory control.
Prerequisite: NFS284H1
Recommended preparation: PCL362H1

Socio-Cultural Aspects of Nutrition 26L, 26T

The impact of cultural, social, economic and environmental factors on food availability and selection. Comparative research approaches of different disciplines. Socially and culturally sensitive nutrition interventions.
Prerequisite: NFS284H1
Recommended preparation: GGR110Y1/POL201Y1/SOC101Y1; STA(STA220H1, STA221H1/JBS229H1)

Research Projects in Nutritional Sciences 156P

Research experience under the supervision of a Departmental staff member. The course entails designing and carrying out a small research project and the preparation and presentation of both a research proposal and a final report. Note that the research project NFS494Y1 requires the prior consent of a staff member who will supervise the project and departmental approval before enrolment. The student is responsible for locating a supervisor and must consult with the course instructor before the beginning of the term.
Prerequisite: Permission of Department and Project Supervisor

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