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Basic Human Nutrition
A study of macronutrients, selected micronutrients, energy needs for human performance, relationship of nutrient metabolism to health, consequences of nutrient deficiencies and excesses. It examines how student's own food intake may influence present and future nutritional well-being.
- An understanding of the digestion and absorption of food and how the nutrients and non nutrients have roles in the body and can affect one’s health
- An appreciation of diet planning, dietary guidelines, and nutrition labeling and how these are important to health
- A broad knowledge base of the Influences and factors affecting bodyweight
Lesson Schedule and Assignment Due Dates
|Unit 1||Overview of Human Nutrition and Diet Planning|
|Unit 2||Digestion and Foodborne Illness|
|Unit 3||Carbohydrates and Artificial Sweeteners|
|Unit 4||Protein and Vegetarian Diets|
|Unit 5||The Lipids|
|Unit 6 & 7||Vitamins, Minerals and Water|
|Unit 9||Energy Balance, Weight Control and Fitness|
Final Exam to be written during Final Exam Period
This course is designed as an introduction to human nutrition. Nutrition is a science, and as such, it will require you to learn some basics of biology, chemistry, and most importantly, biochemistry and physiology. While nutrition has its roots in food, this is not a cooking class, but a class about food, the human body and their relationship. The course is meant to provide you with an overall understanding of how our bodies require and use nutrients, non-nutrients and how health status can be affected. You will hopefully gain an appreciation for how incredible the human body is.
Group Debates (2 x 15%)
|Proctored Final Examination (Multiple Choice)||40%|
** Evaluation Subject to Change **
Please note this course requires online group work done through a discussion board. The discussions are not live (real time), but you must be able to post in a timely manner in order to participate in the group work. Please consider this when looking at your summer schedule.
Students must write their exam on the day and time scheduled by the University. The start time may vary slightly depending on the off-campus exam centre. Do not schedule vacations, appointments, etc., during the exam period.
Textbooks and Materials
CDS reserves the right to make changes to the required material list as received by the instructor before the course starts. Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website at http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/SearchEngine/ to obtain the most up-to-date list of required materials for this course before purchasing them.
Required Textbook and Materials
- Understanding Nutrition, Second Canadian edition, Whitney, Rolfes, Hammond and Piche 2016.
- Diet and Wellness Plus
MindTap contains both an electronic version of the textbook and the Diet and Wellness plus program. If you purchase MindTap, do not purchase an additional Diet and Wellness Plus program.
Please note that you will be responsible for material in this edition, specifically. Furthermore, all pages/chapters in these course notes will be referenced for the Second Canadian Edition.
To complete the readings, assignments, and course activities, students can expect to spend, on average, about 9 hours per week (108 hours per term) on the course.
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About Credit Units
Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA or BSc requires a total of 90 credit units.
To take an online course, you’ll need a high speed internet connection as well as a microphone and speakers to be able to watch videos, hear sounds, and participate in interactive online activities. A webcam is recommended but not necessary.
- Laptop or Desktop computer purchased within the last 5 years. (mobile devices are not supported)
- Windows Vista SP2/Mac OSX 10.9 or higher
- Up to date versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Please note that Google Chrome is not recommended for use in our courses.
- Most recent version of Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash
See also Getting Started.
The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Upcoming Application Dates section.
Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for Fall term 2016 and Winter term 2017 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Domestic students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $648.40; for a 6.0-unit course, $1296.80. See also Tuition and Fees.
The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.
|Letter Grade||Grade Point|
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How does this affect my academics?
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Follow the link above for an explanation of how the GPA system affects such things as the Dean’s Honour List, requirements to graduate, and academic progression.
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All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.
All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.
Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.