Nutritional biochemistry is the study of nutrition as a science  for the study of health, diet, nutrition, disease and drug treatment.

Nutritional biochemical therapy saves lives, reduces morbidity, improves health outcomes, and reduces healthcare costs and patients.

Nutritional biochemistry examines the health benefits gained from eating organic fruits and vegetables. It specifically focuses on nutrient chemical components, and how they function metabolically, physiologically, and biochemically.

 Nutritional biochemical therapy refers to specific nutrition procedures including assessment and interventions in the treatment of an illness, injury or disease condition.

course prerequisites:

the student requires a quick review of all the courses learnt this year, i.e biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids,proteins,minerals and vitamins

Learning outcomes:

on completion of the course the student should have the followimg learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

  • define the nutrition and healthy diet planning concepts.
  • explain the importance of nutrition.
  • describe the elements of nutrients.
  • summarize the deficiencies of nutrition.
  • list the healthy diet plan.

Recommended books:

  1. Mukhtar ahmed hashmi's essential biochemistry
  2. Medical biochemistry vol II by Dr mushtaq Ahmed 
  3. lippincott's biochemistry

Exam evaluation:

at the end of the course a two part (theory & viva) test will be conducted and the result will add up to the annual internal assessment of the students

Course Material