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Nutrition and Diets

Code 8444
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Biochemistry
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery --Face-to-face lectures
Work placements --Not applicable
Learning outcomes --This course unit aims to convey the basic principles of human nutrition and the principles for
planning and evaluating the diet of healthy individuals at different life stages and special
physiological situations.
At the end of UC students should be able to:
1. Know the basics of healthy eating
2. Know the most common food mistakes and their consequences on metabolic level
3. Describe the different approaches to correct eating disorders
4. Analyze existing evidence on the interest of so-called dietary supplements and functional foods in terms of efficacy and safety
Syllabus 1. General Nutricion
2. Energy needs and metabolism. Weight control mechanism.
3. Common errors in healthy eating
4. Common food myths
5. Diet therapy in diabetes, Dyslipidaemia, hypertension, hyperuricemia, renal insufficiency
6. Ethical drugs for obesity
7. Food supplements
8. Functional Food
9. Food in pregnancy
Main Bibliography --"Nutrição, Exercício e Saúde" - Pedro Teixeira, Luis Sardinha and Themudo Barata, Ed Lidel
2007
-- Introduction to Human Nutrition, M Gibney et al, Ed Nutrition Society, John Wiley & Sons, Lda, 2ª Ed 2009
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria - Evaluation by multiple choice test (50%);
- Oral presentations on topics from a list provided by the teacher, and discussion (50%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-03-23

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