Fall 2020 - BPK 311 D100

Applied Human Nutrition (3)

Class Number: 6148

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 19, 2020
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 105 or 205, and 110.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The principles of nutritional biochemistry are applied to nutrition in life cycle - pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence and aging. The second part of the course deals with common disease conditions where nutrition plays an important role in prevention or treatment or both. The course is presented in the Canadian context featuring sources of help on Canadian practice, standards and regulations. Students with credit for BPK 220 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This human nutrition course covers mainly the nutritional recommendations for prevention and therapy, or management, of select diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (e.g., stroke and coronary heart disease CHD), cancer, diabetes, some neurological disorders (e.g., epilepsy, Alzheimer's), as well as energy balance and obesity. The last part of the course covers nutritional recommendations during some stages of the life-cycle, as well as topics related to drug-nutrient interactions, phytochemicals and health.

 

List of topics covered in the course (course units):

(1) Nutrition and energy balance, obesity

(2) Diabetes and nutrition

(3) Nutrition and cardiovascular diseases

(4) Nutrition and cancer

(5) Nutrition and select neurological disorders

(6) Aging and nutrition

(7) Nutrition in adulthood; phytochemicals and health

(8) Nutrition during pregnancy and lactation

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

  • understand some pathological mechanisms of diseases (list of diseases in course details above)
  • understand how nutrition can help lower the risk of some diseases such as CHD, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer
  • understand the role of nutrition in management of some diseases such as cancer, diabetes, strokes, epilepsy, Alzheimer's
  • understand some of the physiological changes that occur in different stages of the life-cycle, and the associated changes in nutritional recommendations
  • learn about energy balance and the management of obesity
• learn about the major nutritional recommendations during pregnancy, and some of the potential diet-related substances that can affect fetal development

Grading

NOTES:

 

GRADING:

 

 

Assignment

%

Written report

10

Midterm exam

35

Final exam (cumulative)

55

 

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

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).