Knowing the principles of physiology that underlie the processes of digestion and absorption of nutrients. Knowing the functions of macro-and micronutrients and the role of non-nutrients in the human body. Knowing the nutritional characteristics of foods in relation to the needs of the individual.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will acquire: expertise on the role of body composition, energy expenditure and functionality of the digestive system on the health status, compentence on the function of nutrients (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals and vitamins) have in the body and ability in evaluating the use foods as sources of nutrients.
Lesson period: Second semester
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