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Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients is a free online course providing an in-depth look into the three energy-yielding macronutrients - carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. 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.

    In this free course, the learner will be introduced 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 the learner will be able to:
    - Discuss in detail the various groups of carbohydrates including simple carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates and alternative sweeteners;
    - Outline three main types of amino acids;
    - Describe the process of protein synthesis, the levels of protein structure and the various protein functions;
    - Discuss the roles fatty acids play as well as the eicosanoid compounds derived from fatty acids;
    - Describe the structure of phospholipids and triglycerides, and their functions;
    - Discuss the structure and function of the primary sterol, cholesterol.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients
  • Free

  • 1-2 Hours

  • Brian Lindshield

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 4 )
  • HUMAN NUTRITION - INTRODUCTION TO MACRONUTRIENTS
  • Module
    1
    Introduction to Carbohydrates
    • Learn more about the role of carbohydrates in human nutrition.
    • Carbohydrates - Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Carbohydrates
    • Simple Carbohydrates
    • Alternative Sweeteners
    • Oligosaccharides and Polysaccharides
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Introduction to Proteins
    • Learn more about the role of proteins in human nutrition.
    • Proteins - Learning Outcomes
    • Amino Acids
    • Protein Synthesis, Structure and Functions
    • Protein Quality and Protein-Energy Malnutrition
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Introduction to Lipids
    • Learn more about the role of lipids in human nutrition.
    • Lipids - Learning Outcomes
    • Lipids and Fatty Acids
    • Fatty Acid Naming and Food Sources
    • Essential Fatty Acids and Eicosanoids
    • Phospholipids and Triglycerides
    • Sterols
    • Lesson Summary
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 4: Introduction to Macronutrients Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Human Nutrition - Introduction to Macronutrients Assessment
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