FOOD AND HUMAN NUTRITION

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Course Code: 
BIO 3103
Course Credit Units: 
3
Semester: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

In line with the general aims of science teacher education stated in the program, the goals of food and human nutrition course are to make students understand the importance if food in maintaining good health, and the basic principles of food hygiene and food security that enable students to develop appropriate ways to teach food and nutrition to secondary school pupils.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Explain terms used in nutrition, list and classify commonly available foods.
  2. Name different food values, describe their functions, demonstrate chemical tests on different nutrients and design different diets for different vulnerable groups.
  3. Describe the rural and urban food path, signs of deficiency diseases and explain treatments.
  4. Discuss problems of eating and use student made charts of food sampling to observe and record dietary habits.
  5. Examine causes of causes of malnutrition in Schools and Communities in East Africa.
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