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IMK319/2 Nutrition

Course Details


This course discusses the sources of nutrient in food, functions of nutrient in metabolic processes and its relationship to health. This course will emphasize the ability to evaluate nutritional status and methods to disseminate knowledge of nutrition to consumer.

Course Objective

This course is to introduce a scientific approach to the importance of nutrients for human growth and development. Macronutrients, micronutrients and human metabolism have detailed coverage over a lifetime. Nutrition-related health problems of various groups will be explored.

Course Content

 ➤ Chapter 1: Introduction of Nutritional Science
 ➤ Chapter 2: Assessing the Nutritional Status
 ➤ Chapter 3: Diet Planning
 ➤ Chapter 4: Nutrition Metabolism for Macronutrients
 ➤ Chapter 5: Sources, Functions, Deficiencies of Vitamins and Minerals
 ➤ Chapter 6: Nutrition for Specific Groups
 ➤ Chapter 7: Nutrition and Health

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Outline the basis of nutrition and evaluating nutrition information.
2. Propose suitable nutritional status assessment methods according to age, gender, overall health and comorbidity state of an individual.
3. Conduct simple portable nutritional status assessments among healthy individuals via a comprehensive training session.
4. Evaluate different diet planning for disease prevention.
5. Explain the interconnection between energy balance, body composition and body weight.
6. Explain macronutrients mechanisms in the human body.


School of Industrial Technology, Building G07, Persiaran Sains, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604 653 2219 | Fax: +604-653 6375 | Email: dean_ind@usm.my

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