This course is ideal for anyone interested in the structure and function of the components of a human diet and how the food is processed in the body. This could be personal interest or something which relates to your workplace. We will consider the nutritional requirements of individuals in relation to food choice, lifestyle, life cycle and health.
Course Content You will:
- Learn about the of the nutritional requirements of individuals
- Develop an understanding of the relationship between diet and diet related diseases
- Learn about how the body uses nutrients once digested
- Develop laboratory skills and techniques
By the end of the course you will:
- Know the methods of setting nutritional requirements
- Define and identify macro and micro nutrients and explain the uses and functions in the body
- Identify the relationship between diet & health and identify factors affecting diet related diseases
- Describe digestion, absorption, metabolism and assimilation processes
- Apply basic laboratory techniques
Penwith College / Starts September 2013 – Dates to be confirmed
Funding Available If you are employed within a private sector business and do not already have a similar qualification at this level it is likely that due to current funding you will only have to pay half price
Assessment 100% coursework
Progression You could study another single topic SUCCESS course or attain a Certificate in Professional development by completing any three modules of your choice. You could also progress to FdSc Health and Nutrition.
Additional Information This course is a module from a Foundation Degree at Truro and Penwith College. It is 20 credit module at Level 4 accredited by Plymouth University.