Fall 2022 - BPK 110 D100

Human Nutrition: Current Issues (3)

Class Number: 4928

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction of the principles of human nutrition with an emphasis on topics of current interest. The material is presented in a Canadian context to focus on nutrition practices and problems in this country. Students will gain an understanding of factors affecting food selection and the role of nutrition in maintaining good health. Students will develop the ability to discriminate between reliable and unreliable information on the subject of food and nutrition. Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will run in-person and include weekly tutorials

Week

Module Title

Graded Activities

1

Module 1: Introduction to Nutrition

 

2

Module 2: Dietary Recommendations and Food Policy

Quiz 1 – covers modules 1 and 2

3

Module 3: Digestion, Absorption and Metabolism - Part 1

 

Diet Analysis Part 1 Due

4

Module 4: Digestion, Absorption and Metabolism - Part 2

Quiz 2 – covers modules 3 and 4

5

Module 5: Water

 

6

Module 6: Carbohydrates

Quiz 3 – covers modules 5 and 6

7

Module 7: Lipids

Midterm – covers modules 1-7

8

Module 8: Protein

Diet analysis part 2 due

9

Module 9: Vitamins

Quiz 4 – covers modules 8 and 9

10

Module 10: Minerals

 

11

Module 11: Energy Balance - Part 1

Quiz 5 – covers modules 10 and 11

12

Module 12: Energy Balance - Part 2

 Diet Analysis part 3 due

13

Module 13: Nutrition for Physical Activity

 

14/15

FINAL EXAM

TBA

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  1. Give an overview of the various methods used to study nutrition including their strengths and limitations (I) (EX)
  2. Critically evaluate nutrition sources for credibility (I) (EX)
  3. Record and analyze one’s diet, compare it to current nutritional recommendations and suggest realistic areas for improvement (A) (DA)
  4. Give an overview of Canadian health policy with respect to nutrition, including the food guide and labelling requirements. (I) (EX)
  5. Describe the process and structures involved in digestion and absorption. (I) (EX)
  6. Outline the stages of cellular respiration and differentiate between the metabolic breakdown of sugars, amino acids and fatty acids (I) (EX)
  7. Describe the structure and function of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water (I) (EX)
  8. Describe how nutrition plays a role in various conditions including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, gastroesophageal reflux, diverticulosis, diarrhea, constipation. (I) (EX)
  9. Describe conditions related to micronutrient deficiencies and excesses. (I) (EX)
  10. Describe the nutrition-related causes of energy imbalance and outline approaches for achieving healthy energy balance. (I) (EX)
  11. Outline how and when the various nutrients are used to fuel physical activity. (I) (EX)

Level: Introduces (E) Emphasizes (R) Reinforces (A) Applies

Assessment Method:

EX (examinations, including midterm, quizzes, final)

DA (Diet analysis project)

TA (Tutorial assignments)

Grading

  • Quizzes 20%
  • Diet Analysis 25%
  • Midterm Exam 20%
  • Final Exam 35%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Purchase Textbook here: https://dianabedoya.thrivecart.com/essential-nutrition-textbook/

Department Undergraduate Notes:

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html