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Fundamentals of Human Nutrition

This introductory course provides an overview of the principles of nutritional science. Subject matter includes description and functions of nutrients, digestion and absorption, effects of nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, requirements, food sources, nutrient interactions, dietary guidelines, and the role of nutrition in health and disease.

Start Date: Jan 01, 2013 Topics: General Health, Nutrition


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This course provides an introduction to nutritional science principles including: micro and macronutrient nutriture; dietary guidelines; nutrient processing and metabolism; effects of deficiency and toxicity; and the role of nutrition in health and disease.


  • Dates: Jan 01, 2013 to Jan 01, 2013
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Kristina von Castel-Roberts
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: General Health, Nutrition

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