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Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients - Revised

Nutrition
Free Course

Learn more about human nutrition and health.

  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Our bodies require us to consume macronutrients on a daily basis to maintain numerous bodily functions such as growth and providing energy to carry out activities. The course Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients provides an in-depth look into the three key energy-yielding macronutrients - carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.

The course begins by introducing the learner to the three energy-yielding macronutrients carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. The course covers the nature and roles of these primary macronutrients from the various types of carbohydrates to the importance and functions of lipids.

This free course will be of great interest to all learners who want to understand and gain knowledge on macronutrients or any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about macronutrients.

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • Discuss the various types of carbohydrates.
  • Discuss alternative sweeteners.
  • Discuss the various types of amino acids.
  • Describe the process of protein synthesis.
  • Outline the four levels of protein structure.
  • Discuss types of proteins.
  • Discuss fatty acids and their differences.
  • Identify food sources of fatty acids.
  • Discuss the role of eicosanoids.

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