Nutritional biochemistry introduces you to the structural and functional characteristics of macronutrients (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins), dietary fibre and vitamins in food consumed by humans. You will learn about the biochemical mechanisms associated with the digestion and assimilation of macronutrients, and you are introduced to analytical techniques in food biochemistry. In the context of human nutrition assessment, you will also explore the importance of biochemical testing in the diagnosis and management of common metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemias and aminoacidopathies.
- MBT251 or LFS251
- BIM212 or BIM352 or BIM252
- Semester of offer Subject to change
- Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
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- Band 2
- Tuition fee
- 3.2: Science, Engineering, Environmental Studies
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