FOOD SC 3029WT - Nutrition Health and Metabolism

Waite Campus - Semester 2 - 2024

Nutrition metabolism will focus on the impact of macronutrient metabolism on healthy ageing processes and include how microbiome and our genetics may mediate these processes. A growing area of research is nutritional genomics which looks at how nutrients impact genes and also the reverse; how gene variations that exist between individuals impact how we metabolise food. We will investigate the scientific evidence and nutritional physiology behind dietary interventions and explore the importance of developing personalised diets. In this course we will investigate how nutrition is communicated to the public through media and social media and challenge the scientific evidence for these health claims We will explore how our eating habits, preferences and requirements change as we age and impacted by social media, advertising and self-awareness.

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