Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
2802001072016FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION ICompulsory116
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The importance of the basic principles of healthy nutrition, food groups and foods in these groups, energy and macro nutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat) in adequate and balanced nutrition and body work, chemical structure, metabolism, duties, resources, , deficiency in intake caused by the toxic dose or health issues, and the importance of enzymes in the metabolism of these enzymes is to teach the application of individual dietary record recording method and physical activity.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğr. Gör. Dr. Murat URHAN, Arş. Gör. Rana Nagihan AKDER, Arş. Gör. Ceren YAPICI
Learning Outcomes
11. Defines the concepts of health, adequate and balanced nutrition, food groups and nutrients in these groups. 2. Explain the definition of energy, calculating the energy needs of individuals and the sources of energy in humans. 3. Explains various carbohydrates (such as starch, sugar and dietary fibers), their chemical structure and their functions in the body. 4. Explain the structure, nutritional sources and functions of proteins in the body. 5. Explain the structure, nutritional sources and functions of fats in the body. 6. Explain enzymes, types and functions in the body. 7. Apply Food Consumption Record and Energy Balance Account.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Food groups and foods in these groups, the importance of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids in healthy nutrition, chemical structure, properties, classification, functions, resources, daily intake recommendations, excessive intake status. Individual food consumption records and physical activity recording methods. To teach proper preparation and cooking methods and to apply some basic and traditional recipes within the framework of nutrition principles.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1The concept of healthIntroduction of laboratory, preparation of data sheets, writing reports
2Definition and concepts of nutrition Adequate and balanced nutrition Overview of food groupsLaboratory applications/Measurement-1
3Energy and energy sources of our bodiesLaboratory applications/Measurement-2
4Introduction to CarbohydratesCalculation of nutritional values of various dishes
5Carbohydrates-Saccharides and Dietary FiberMain sources of carbohydrates (sugar, sweeteners, honey, molasses, cereals and bread, tarhana and pasta)
6Carbohydrate-Digestion / Absorption / Functions / RequirementsSugar, flour, starch and cereal applications
7ProteinsMain sources of proteins (red meats, white meats, fish and legumes)
8Protein-Digestion / Absorption /Functions / RequirementsApplications of legumes
9Midterm Exam
10Fats-1Main sources of oils (Sunflower Oil, Corn Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Margarines, Butter, Cream and Mayonnaise)
11Fats-2 (Digestion/Absorption/Function/Requirements)Applications of oils
12Fats-3 (Interaction of Fats and Health)Evaluation of physical activity level
13EnyzmesThe Future of Food (Discussion)
14Food consumption record and energy balance calculationEnergy balance-student report presentations
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Baysal, A. (2011) Beslenme (13. baskı). Ankara: Hatipoğlu Yayıncılık. 2. McGuire, M., Beerman, KA. (2011). Nutritional Sciences (2nd Edition). Belmont:Wasdsworth Cengage Learning. 3. Türkiye Beslenme Rehberi. (2016). Sağlık Bakanlığı, Ankara. 4. Mahan, L.K.,Escott-Stump, S., Raymond, J. (2011) Krause'sFood&theNutritionCareProcess (13.baskı). Washington: Elseiver. 5. Brown, AC. (2011). Understanding food: Principles and prepation (4th). Belmont:Wasdsworth Cengage Learning.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
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