COURSE CODE: NTD 301
COURSE TITLE: Human Nutrition
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units
COURSE DURATION
: Two hours per week

COURSE DETAILS:
Course Coordinator: Dr. W.A.O. Afolabi, B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD.
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Office Location: Nutrition and Dietetics Department, COLFHEC
Other Lecturers:

COURSE SYNOPSIS

Study of nutrients, digestion, absorption, and products and roles in body function. Introduction to nutrient requirements and deficiencies.
Primary nutritional diseases: Starvation, Obesity, PEM Rickets and Oesteomalacia. Scurvy, beriberi, Pellagra. Assessment of nutritional disorders. Population problems: famine, endemic goiter. Nutrition and infection. Nutrition situation in Nigeria and government nutrition policy. Food additives and contaminants in nutrition. Sources of toxic components of food, cyamogenic glucosides, microbial toxins (mycotoxins), etc. Hazars from pesticides toxicity of packaging materials.

NTD 301 Lecture Note

Last Updated on April 10, 2019 by admin

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