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On successful completion of this module student will be able to
• Explain how humans can extract, transform and utilise energy from their environment.
• Predict how humans react to various states of nutrition, which it may be subjected to over a period.
• Assess the role, mode of action and interaction of various hormones involved in nutrient metabolism.
Introduction General concepts and key terminology
Enzymes – Nomenclature, action, key factors on enzyme activity, inhibition
Digestion - Ruminant and Monogastric digestion
Metabolism of carbohydrates Glycolysis
Metabolism of carbohydrates – Gluconeogenesis
Glycogen – Formation breakdown and regulation of its metabolism
Regulation of Glucose Metabolism
Structure and function of mitochondria
The citric acid cycle
Oxidative phosphorylation – Electron transport chain
ATP synthesis and energetic considerations
Photosynthesis – Light reactions – Photosystems in plants
Photosynthesis – Calvin cycle
Metabolism of fatty acids – Lipid oxidation
Metabolism of fatty acids – Ketone bodies and their metabolic role
Metabolism of fatty acids – Biosynthesis of a new fatty acid
Lipid transport and role of lipoproteins
Protein degradation and turnover – Amino acids nomencalture and synthesis
Amino acid catabolism
Amino acid biosynthesis
Role of hormones in regulation of body functions
Metabolic enzymes: Insulin and glucagon
Integration of metabolic pathways – Role of organs –Food intake and starvation
|Student Effort Type
|Autonomous Student Learning
Not applicable to this module.
|Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
For the in term MCQ's students receive their mark within 7 days and a tutorial is available in which questions on the MCQ are addressed. A series of of online MCQ's quizzes are also available in which the student is told whether or not they have given the correct answer. At the end of each lecture the module co-coordinator goes through a number of MCQ questions based on the lecture topic. For the case study students will receive an evaluation summary sheet within 2 weeks of the submission date which details marks for different categories as outlined below: FDSC 40530 Physiology and Metabolism 2018-2019 Semester 2 Case study Marking Sheet Assignment marking sheet Student Name and Student Number: First Examiner: Nigel Brunton Second Examiner: Md Abu Bakar Siddique Laboratory work Allocation ex. 100 Final mark Total mark 100 First draft mark Allocation ex. 100 Final mark Total mark 100 Sections of thesis [final version] Allocated mark (ex. 100) Actual marks Clarity and conciseness1 of writing 10 Use of appropriate illustration 10 Structure and comprehensiveness study (Did author describe process from ingestion to cell delivery) 25 Information specific to food stuff given 25 Conclusions (given as conclusion in every section of food components) 10 Bibliography 10 Presentation, layout, proof-reading 10 Total 100 GENERAL COMMENTS: SIGNATURE: _________________________________ Date: 1 Deduct marks if substantially beyond 1500 words.
|Dr Md Abu Bakar Siddique
|Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
|Dr Daniel Hurley
|Dr Fiona Lalor