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Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrient Metabolism Free Course

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  • Certification
  • Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrients Metabolism is a free online course providing a comprehensive look into the life sustaining chemical processes that occur in living cells from a macronutrient perspective. 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 free online 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Modules List( 5 )
  • Module 1: Introduction to Macronutrient Metabolism
    • Introduction to Macronutrient Metabolism - Learning Outcomes
    • Metabolism Basics
    • Cofactors
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Carbohydrate Metabolism Pathways
    • Carbohydrate Metabolism Pathways - Learning Outcomes
    • Monosaccharide Metabolism
    • Glycogenesis and Glycogenolysis
    • Glycolysis
    • Transition Reaction
    • The Citric Acid Cycle
    • Electron Transport Chain
    • Aerobic Glucose Metabolism Totals and Anaerobic Respiration
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Lipid Metabolism Pathways
    • Lipid Metabolism Pathways - Learning Outcomes
    • Lipolysis
    • Fatty Acid Oxidation
    • Fatty Acid Synthesis, Ketone Body Synthesis and Cholesterol Synthesis
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4 Protein Metabolism Pathways
    • Protein Metabolism - Learning Outcomes
    • Transamination and Deamination
    • Gluconeogenesis
    • Protein Turnover/Degradation
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrient Metabolism Assessment
    • Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrient Metabolism Assessment
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 1: Introduction to Macronutrient Metabolism
Learn more about macronutrient metabolism.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 4 Protein Metabolism Pathways
Learn more about protein metabolism pathways.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 5: Human Nutrition - Understanding Macronutrient Metabolism Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Brian Lindshield

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  • Assessment


  • Certification


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  • Reward

    50 Pts

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