Syllabus | PAPER III-ADVANCED NUTRITION-I | M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics | First Semester

SEMESTER-I

PAPER III-ADVANCED NUTRITION-I

Total-40 hrs

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TOPICS TO BE COVERED

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TEACHING HOURS

Module 1
  • Human Nutritional Requirements, methods determining human nutrient needs.
  • Description of basic terms and concepts in relation to human nutritional requirements, guidelines and recommendation.
  • Development of International and National Nutritional Requirements.
  • Translation of nutritional requirements into Dietary Guidelines.
Must Know
Methods of determining human nutrition need, human nutritional requirements, guidelines and recommendation, Translation of nutritional requirements into Dietary Guidelines
Desirable to Know
Description of basic terms and concepts in relation to human nutritional requirements and development of International & National Nutritional Requirements.

4

Module2 Body Composition                                                                                                 

  • Significance of body composition and changes through the life cycle.
  •  Methods for assessing body composition (both classical and recent) and their applications.
 

Must Know

3

Module3  

  • Components of energy requirements: BMR, RMR, thermic effect of feeding, physical activity.
  • Factors affecting energy requirements, methods of measuring energy expenditure.
  • Estimating energy requirements of individuals and groups.
  • Regulation of energy metabolism and body weight: Control of food intake – role of leptin and other hormones.
Must Know
Estimating human energy requirements,BMR, RMR, thermic effect of feeding, physical activity, methods of measuring energy expenditure.

Desirable to Know
Regulation of energy metabolism and body weight: Control of food intake – role of leptin and other hormones.

5

Module4  

  • Dietary fibre Types, sources, role and mechanism of action.
  • Resistant starch, fructo-oligosaccharides, other oligosaccharides: Chemical composition and physiological, Significance.
  •  Glycemic Index and glycemic load.
  • Carbohydrates and gene expression.
Must Know
Role in human nutrition. Glycemic Index and glycemic load, physiological, significance of carbohydrate,requirement.
Desirable to Know
Structure and chemical composition of carbohydrate. Carbohydrate and gene expression.

6

Module5  

(1) Role of muscle, liver and G.I tract in protein metabolism.
(2)Amino acid and peptide transporters.
(3)Therapeutic applications of specific amino acids.
(4) Peptides of physiological significance.
(5) Proteins, amino acids and gene expression.

Must Know
Significance of proteins in human nutrition,its transport & metabolism in human body,      therapeutic applications of specific amino acids, requirement.
Desirable to Know
Proteins, amino acids and gene expression.

6

Module6  

  • Nutritional significance of fatty acids – SFA, MUFA,PUFA functions and deficiency.
  • Role of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids and Prostaglandins.
  •  Trans Fatty Acids Conjugated linoleic acid, Nutritional Requirements and dietary guidelines (International and National) for      visible and invisible fats in diets.
  • Lipids and gene expression.
Must Know
Nutritional significance of lipids in humanbody,transport,metabolism, EFA, role, deficiency, requirements.
Desirable to Know
Lipids and gene expression.

6

Module7 Macro minerals: (Calcium and Phosphorus)History, structure, sources, absorption, transport, utilization, storage, excretion, functions, bioavailability, requirements and RDA, deficiency, toxicity, assessment of status and alteration in requirements in various clinical and metabolic disorders. Must Know
Functions,sources, absorption, transport, utilization, storage, excretion, , bioavailability, requirements and RDA, deficiency, toxicity, assessment of status and alteration in requirements in various clinical and metabolic disorders.
Desirable to Know
History &Structur

2

Module8 Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin D                                                                                                                                  History, structure, sources, absorption, transport, utilization, storage, excretion, functions, bioavailability, requirements and RDA, deficiency, toxicity, assessment of status and alteration in requirements in various clinical and metabolic disorders. Must Know
Functions, sources, absorption, transport, utilization, storage, excretion, , bioavailability, requirements and RDA, deficiency, toxicity and alteration in requirements in various clinical and metabolic disorders.
Desired to Know
History &Structure.

4

Module9 Nutrition in Special Conditions, Space Travel, High Altitudes, Low Temperature and Submarines. Desirable to Know

2

Reference Books
(1)Betsy B. Holli Judith A. Beto,Krause’s Food & the Nutrition Care Process, 13th edition,Saunders Elsevier,2011.

(2)Maurice Edward Shils, Moshe Shike, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, Mc Graw Hill,2006.

(3) Martha H. Stipanuk,Biochemical, Physiological, and Molecular Aspects of Human,2012.

(4)Krause’s Food & the Nutrition Care Process (Krause’s Food & Nutrition Therapy),13ed,Mahan,2011.

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