Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrient Metabolism

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Learn how macronutrients such as proteins, lipids and carbohydrates sustain chemical processes that occur in our bodies which are essential for growth and health.
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Learn about the life sustaining chemical processes that occur in living cells from a macronutrient perspective by studying the course Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrients Metabolism. These life sustaining chemical processes that occur in our cells are essential for our bodies to grow, maintain their structures and respond to their environments. 

In this course, the learner will be introduced to metabolism and the carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism pathways. This free course will cover the various pathways of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids from glycogenesis to protein degradation. This free course will be of great interest to all learners who want to understand and gain knowledge on metabolism or any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about metabolism.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Discuss the basics of metabolism and cofactors required by enzymes; - Explain the various carbohydrate pathways including glycogenesis, glycogenolysis, gluconeogenesis, glycolysis, transition reaction, citric acid cycle and the electron transport chain; - Discuss the lipid metabolism pathways, lipolysis, fatty acid oxidation, fatty acid synthesis and ketone body synthesis; - Outline the various protein metabolism pathways, transamination, deamination, gluconeogenesis and protein degradation.


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