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Comparative Nutrition and Digestion (ANSC20002)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeANSC20002
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Formerly BIOL20003

This subject allows students to develop an awareness of the major physiological processes and metabolic basis of nutritional requirements; to understand the nutritional qualities of food, and develop skills to ensure a balanced diet can be formulated for a range of mammals; to be familiar with the impact of dietary imbalances; and to understand the role of food in behavioural, psychological and social contexts.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be aware of:

  • The physiological and metabolic basis of nutritional ­requirements
  • The nutritional qualities of particular categories of food
  • The principles and practices of feed evaluation and ration formulation
  • The principles and diagnosis of nutritional imbalances and/or malnutrition
  • Be familiar with computer based nutritional models and simulations to solve complex nutritional problems

Generic skills

On completion of the subject the students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Academic excellence
  • Greater in-depth understanding of scientific disciplines and of the practical and ethical aspects of working in the nutrition industry
  • The student's flexibility and level of transferable skills should be enhanced through improved time management
  • Enhanced ability to communicate their ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats

Last updated: 10 August 2019