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NLS002

BA 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

Course Modules

Module Module Title
NU02-001 BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
NU02-002 THE DIGESTIVE PROCESS
NU02-003 HUMAN NUTRITION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF VITAMINS
NU02-004 MINERALS AND WATER
NU02-005 CARBOHYDRATES AND PROTEINS
NU02-006 THE CONCEPTS OF HEALTHY EATING AND WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
NU02-007 GUIDELINES TO COMPILING EATING PROGRAMMES
NU02-008 METABOLISM AND EXERCISE
NU02-009 ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCES
NU02-010 THE YEAST MENACE
NU02-011 FOOD COMBINING AND SUPPLEMENTS
NU02-012 DEFICIENCIES AND DISORDERS
NU02-013 DISEASE STATES
NU02-014 VEGETARIANS AND FATS

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