American University of London


Nutrition

Nutrition
Course IDCourse NameFaculty
NU02NutritionSchool of Nutrition & Life Sciences

Nutrition

The program covers the following aspects of nutrition:

  • Introduction to nutrition and food
  • Chemistry of the main nutrient types – proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals – and their importance in diet, and energy intake and output
  • Diet of children
  • Diet of adults
  • Diet of the elderly
  • Diet and health issues ie exercise, heart disease and cancer
  • The digestive system
  • Lifestyle & its effects on diet
  • Digestion and absorption of foods
  • The concept of healthy eating
  • Consultation & record cards
  • Food energy values
  • The Nutrient groups
  • Metabolism & exercise
  • The balanced diet
  • Deficiencies & disorders
  • Sources & functions of the nutrient groups
  • RDAs and RNAs
  • Meal planning & population groups
  • Allergies & intolerances

Textbook for the course : Human Nutrition by Mary E. Barasi.

NB On successful completion of this course you may apply for endorsement by the British Dietetic Association. This however does not necessarily entitle you to any professional dietetic award, nor does it indicate your competence to practice as a dietitian.

Course Routes Offered

Qualification Route
P/G Diploma BY DIRECTED COURSEWORK STUDY
BA BY DIRECTED COURSEWORK STUDY
MA BY DIRECTED COURSEWORK STUDY

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