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Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrient Metabolism - Revised

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Learn more about human nutrition and health.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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Human metabolism refers to life sustaining chemical processes and pathways that occur in our cells and are essential for our bodies to grow, maintain their structures and respond to their environments.

The course Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrients Metabolism teaches you about human metabolism and the carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolic pathways, including glycogenesis, gluconeogenesis, glycolysis, citric acid cycle, the electron transport chain, lipolysis, fatty acid oxidation, transamination, deamination, and protein degradation.

This course will be of great interest to any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about human metabolism. It will also be of great interest to all learners who want to learn more about human health.

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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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Michelle M.
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Michelle M.

I enjoyed. I finally grasp the why with my Diabetes. It was great.

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